Information Sciences and Technology Minor

Information Sciences and Technology Minor

The IST minor is designed to expose students not majoring in IST to the cognitive, social, institutional, and global environments of Information Sciences and Technology and to teach them to apply that knowledge as a supplement to their major.

Through this program, students can gain the theoretical frameworks and skill sets necessary to compete and be productive in the information technology-intensive global context that defines the new "Information Age."

Courses for the IST Minor:

Prescribed Courses (9 credits):
IST 110: Information, People and Technology (3 credits)
IST 210: Organization of Data (3 credits)
IST 220: Networking and Telecommunications (3 credits)

Additional Course (3 credits):
IST 250: New Media and the Web* (3 credits)
IST 301: Information and Organizations (3 credits)
IST 302: IT Project Management (3 credits)

Additional Courses (6 credits):
IST 4XX: Emerging Issues and Technologies  (3-6 credits)
IST 431: The Information Environment (3 credits)
IST 432: Legal/Regulatory Environment of Info. Science and Tech. (3 credits)

* - This course can be completed via World Campus
+ - Students may select 3–6 credits from the following: IST451, IST452 or IST454 (offered at WS); IST402,  IST441,  IST446, IST453, IST461 or IST462 (offered at other campuses and/or World Campus).

Applying for the IST Minor:

  • Students wishing to declare a minor must use UPDATE ACADEMICS through LionPATH.
  • Intent to pursue a minor may be declared after the student has achieved at least third semester classification (29.1 credits) or has been accepted into his/ her major, but prior to the end of the late drop deadline of the student's final semester.
  • A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
  • At least six (6) credits of the minor must be unique from any other degree or minor earned by the student.