Integrated Science, Business, and Technology (ISBT) is a unique major that integrates multiple fields of study to master the process of innovation. The three areas of focus – energy and natural resources, information management, and biotechnology – equip students with the multidimensional ability to solve complex, real-world problems.
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Students enjoy a wide range of interesting and unique courses, some including:
The Bachelor’s of Science in Integrated Science, Business, and Technology (ISBT) follows a curriculum where the study of science, technology, mathematics, business, and the liberal arts are explored in interdisciplinary ways to solve complex, real-world problems in a variety of fields. The ISBT curriculum emphasizes teamwork and critical thinking skills and employs hands-on, active learning styles to engage the whole student. ISBT graduates are well positioned to pursue careers in science and technology as inventors, project managers, analysts and entrepreneurs.
Degree Earned: B.S.
Number of Courses Required for Graduation
Major: 19 Courses: 15 ISBT Core and 4 Concentration
Number of Credits Required for Graduation
Total: 123 to 127 depending on electives chosen
GPA Required for Graduation
The ISBT department is located in Holroyd Hall, home of the Hugh and Nancy Devlin Center for Science and Technology. Students and faculty pursue research ranging from cell biology to materials chemistry to robotics and engineering. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art labs, research spaces and resources such as:
- Arduino Electronics kits
- Tinius Olsen Universal Testers
- CreatorPro 3-D Printers
- High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
- Gas Chromatograph
- Fluorescent Microscope
- Scanning Electronic Microscope
- Illumina iSeq DNA Sequencer
- PCR & Real Time PCR
- Tissue Culture Suite
- Histopathology Suite
- Roof-top Green House
- Business Systems and Analytics
- Environmental Science
- 4+1 Integrated Bachelors and Accelerated Masters Bioengineering Program
- Translational Science – Translational Science is an emergent, interdisciplinary field focused on translating basic science discoveries into diagnostics, therapeutics, and medical devices to address unmet healthcare needs. This bench-to-bedside approach requires critical thinking skills to see opportunities for innovation and to navigate complex biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry landscapes.
- Business Systems and Analytics – Systems analytics plays an increasingly important role in how companies make decision and improve productivity. Effectively aggregating, organizing, and understanding data can be the determining factor in the success or failure of an organization. Companies are seeking skilled employees who are comfortable with working with data and making informed and effective decisions in technology-rich environments.
- Bioethics – an examination of ethical issues that emerge from advances in biology that apply to research and medical practice
- Bioinformatics – an interdisciplinary field that uses software tools to acquire and analyze large complex biological data sets including whole genome DNA data.
- BioDesign – an emerging, integrated discipline drawing on design thinking, biology, engineering, and entrepreneurship to develop products and technologies that address unmet healthcare needs.
- Information and Knowledge Management – Almost every industry must now contend with Big Data. Building efficient ways to store, process, retrieve and analyze that data will be key to creating new innovations and maintaining a competitive edge in business.
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Hannah McGary, ’18
“If you find yourself caught between a variety of majors and you are not sure where to go, ISBT is definitely the way to go. You can create your own path within the major by choosing different courses or concentrations. The professors are some of the best people you will find at La Salle.”