Degree Program

Carrer Outlook & ISAT



  1. Strengths of the program
  2. Target Audience
  3. Objectives of the Program
  4. Program Features
  5. ISAT Graduates

Strengths of the program:

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, over the next seven years professional and related occupations will be the fastest growing occupational group in the United States. Computer and mathematical occupations, healthcare practitioners and technical occupations, and education will make up many of these new job opportunities. USA Today calls the Professional Science Master’s Degree (PSM) “the hot degree no one seems to have heard of yet.” It goes on to state, “The PSM is being call the MBA for scientists and mathematicians. It’s an education aimed at future managers who will be able to move comfortably in the business of science.” While preparing for professional careers that integrate mathematics, science, and technology, ISAT students have the opportunity to work with highly qualified professors from three departments as well as leaders from industry and business. A strong core of interdisciplinary, experiential courses forms a foundation in mathematics, science, and technology. A variety of electives then allow students to focus on areas of interest. Recent graduates of the ISAT program are currently enjoying careers at DuPont Chemicals, EATEL Corp., Interlox Co., Southeastern Louisiana University, and the U.S. Navy.

Targeted Audience:

The ISAT degree appeals to matriculating college students as well as to those already working in scientific and technical areas. This degree prepares students for the workplace by giving them experience in applying their knowledge of mathematics and science to projects of interest to business and industry. Individuals with experience and training in technology gain a deeper understanding of the science and mathematics used in their fields. Students learn these problem-solving skills through a core of interdisciplinary project-oriented courses that will extend and broaden training in each of the academic areas.

Objectives ofthe Program:

Students who complete the ISAT degree at Southeastern Louisiana University will be able to:

- Integrate information and concepts across different scientific and technical disciplines.

- Apply specialized knowledge from chemistry, computer science, industrial technology, --mathematics or physics to solve problems that are critical to future growth of local -business and industry.

- Work effectively with people who possess various educational and experiential backgrounds.

- Use appropriate technology in communication, information and knowledge management, modeling, forecasting, and decision-making.

Features of the programinclude:

An academically and professionally diverse group of students seeking to become more responsible and effective managers in today's complex, high-technology environment.

A unique opportunity for continuing higher education in southeastern Louisiana for technically and scientifically literate students.

Traditionally delivered classes as well as classes that meet in the evenings, on the week-ends, and will be available through distance learning so as not to interrupt careers.

A collaborative learning environment in which students and faculty work together to define the conditions and problems of an evolving information environment.

Core courses that provide a foundation in science, mathematics and technology and electives that allow students to focus on areas of interest.

Typical position titles for the ISAT graduates would include:

  1. Industrial Engineering Specialist
  2. Quality Assurance Manager
  3. Information Manager
  4. Systems Analysts
  5. Technical Representative
  6. Associate Industrial Engineer
  7. Laboratory Manager
  8. Project Manager
  9. Information Systems Consultant
  10. Computer Programmer/ Database developer
  11. General manager
  12. Plant manager


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