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Undergraduate Minor in
Information Sciences and Technology

Courses

The 18-credit program includes courses covering organization of data, networking and telecommunications, and an introduction to information, people, and technology. You can choose additional courses from a variety of offerings, including IT project management, new media, and the web, as well as emerging issues and technology.

The IST minor — open to all interested undergraduate World Campus students who meet the prerequisites — could be a beneficial addition to almost any major.

To successfully complete the program, you must take at least 6 credits at the 400 level and receive a grade of C or above in all of the IST courses.

Prescribed Courses (9 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    The use, analysis, and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to the concept of databases, including the storage, manipulation, evaluation, and display of data, and related issues.

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to digital network topologies, transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security.

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

Additional Courses (select 9 credits)

Select 3 credits from

  • 3
    credits

    A first course in concepts and skills for application development.

    • Prerequisite

      C or better in MATH 21 or placement above the level of MATH 21 in the mathematics placement test.

    • Recommend preparation

      MATH 22

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to how the World Wide Web utilizes emerging technologies. Students acquire a conceptual understanding of constructing websites.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 110 or concurrent enrollment

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    Overview of organizational structures and functions. Includes information processing and analytic perspectives of organizations.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 210 and IST 220

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    Exploration and application of the basic concepts, methodologies, and tools of project management in the field of information sciences and technology.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 210 and IST 220

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

Select 6 credits from

  • 3
    credits

    Introduction to emerging issues, technology forecasting, and analysis; overview of emerging issues and leading technologies in IST and how they impact information systems, users, the IT labor force, and society.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 210 or IST 220

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    Legal environment of information technology, constitutional/political issues, intellectual property, management, e-commerce, privacy, access, computer contracting, cyberspace regulation.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 301 or SRA 231

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

  • 3
    credits

    Exploration of legal, regulatory, public policy, and ethical issues related to security and privacy for information technology professionals in public institutions, private enterprise, and IT services.

    • Prerequisite

      IST 432

    • C or better

      A student enrolled in this course must receive a grade of C or better.

Course Availability

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