The Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Science and Technology is a four-year program (120 credit hours) that offers a broad technical foundation and practical problem-solving skills needed to tackle the challenges that society faces.  ISAT lets students design a course of study that fits their own particular interests, giving them far more flexibility than traditionally organized programs typically offer.  ISAT majors enjoy a range of options in choosing what to study – including the option to create their own area of concentration tailored to their interests – and can change their focus without changing majors.  A complete listing of all core and elective courses is available in the ISAT program section of the JMU Undergraduate Catalog.

During year one and two, students complete the General Education program and the Foundation courses, which consist of Analytical Methods, Issues, and Social Context classes. Those classes are prerequisites for the junior year in the program.

During the third year, students choose any three sectors: Applied Biotechnology, Energy, Engineering and Manufacturing, Environment, Information and Knowledge Management,Telecommunications.

During year four, students concentrate in one of their three sectors (or a tailored concentration), and complete a senior capstone project. 

First Year - Fall Semester
Course  Credits
ISAT 190 Introduction to the B.S. in ISAT Program       3
ISAT 112 Environmental Issues in Science and Technology 4
ISAT 151 Topics in Applied Calculus in ISAT 4
First Year - Spring Semester
Course  Credits
ISAT 113 Biotechnology in Science and Technology                 4
ISAT 131 Technology, Science, and Society 3
ISAT 152 Topics in Applied Physics in ISAT 4
Second Year - Fall Semester
Course Credits
ISAT 211 Issues in Modern Production 3
ISAT 215 Issues in Telecommunications, Networking, Security 3
ISAT 231 Political Economy of Technology and Science 3
ISAT 251 Topics in Applied Statistics in ISAT 3
Second Year - Spring Semester
Course Credits
ISAT 212 Energy Issues in Science and Technology 3
ISAT 252 Program and Problem Solving 3
ISAT 253 Instrumentation and Measurement in ISAT 3
ISAT 290 Intro to SystemsThinking for Complex Problems 3
Third Year - Fall Semester
Course Credits
ISAT Strategic Sector 1 3
ISAT Strategic Sector 1 - Lab 1
ISAT Strategic Sector 2  3
ISAT Strategic Sector 2 - Lab (if required) 1
ISAT 390 Holistic Problem Solving Workshop 1 3
ISAT 490 Senior Capstone Project 1 1
Third Year - Spring Semester
Course Credits
ISAT Strategic Sector 1 3
ISAT Strategic Sector 2 3
ISAT Strategic Sector 2 - Lab (if not completed in the fall) 1
ISAT 391 Holistic Problem Solving Workshop 2 3
ISAT 491 Senior Capstone Project 2 1
Fourth Year - Fall Semester
Course  Credits
ISAT 492 Senior Capstone Project 3       2
ISAT Concentration 1                 3
ISAT Concentration 2 3
Fourth Year - Spring Semester
Course  Credits
ISAT 493 Senior Capstone Project 4         2
ISAT Concentration 3                 3
ISAT Concentration 4 3

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