2.4. Information Technology Minor

The College of Science and Engineering offers a minor in Information Technology. This is an interdisciplinary minor, with the participation of the College of Science and Engineering (CSE), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), and the College of Design (CDES).

The purpose of the minor is to provide opportunities to students from non-technical disciplines to supplement their major with a practical set of courses focused on information technology. The minor provides students with basic knowledge and skills in Internet and web technology, and it explores the application of these skills in courses selected from a wide variety disciplines.

  • Structure
    • Courses required – 2 core courses and 3 breadth courses
    • Credits required – 17 credit minimum
  • Required:
    • A grade point average of 2.0 or above in the minor classes.

(Courses must be taken on A-F basis. Each course must be completed with C- or better.)

Take exactly 2 course(s) from the following:

  • CSCI 1001 - Overview of Computer Science [MATH, TS] (4.0 cr)
  • CSCI 1103 - Introduction to Computer Programming in Java (4.0 cr)

Breadth Courses

Some of the courses below have prerequisites or require instructor permission. Please see the course catalog or a Department of Computer Science and Engineering adviser for more information.

Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:

  • COMM 3201 - Introduction to Electronic Media Production (3.0-4.0 cr)
  • COMM 3211 - Introduction to U.S. Electronic Media (3.0 cr)
  • COMM 4235 - Electronic Media and Ethnic Minorities--A World View [IP] (3.0 cr)
  • COMM 4291 - New Telecommunication Media (3.0 cr)
  • GDES 2334 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
  • GDES 2342 - Web Design (3.0 cr)
  • GDES 4334 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
  • GDES 5343 – Data Visualization II: Interactive Information (3.0 cr)
  • GDES 5383 - Digital Illustration and Animation (3.0 cr)
  • GEOG 3561 - Principles of Geographic Information Science (4.0 cr)
  • GEOG 5563 - Advanced Geographic Information Science (3.0 cr)
  • GEOG 5564 - Urban Geographic Information Science and Analysis (3.0 cr)
  • JOUR 3004W - Information for Mass Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
  • JOUR 3614 - History of Media Communication [HIS, TS] (3.0 cr)
  • JOUR 3776 - Mass Communication Law (3.0 cr)

The minor can be declared at any point (prior to taking courses through completion of all requirements). Students can declare the minor by printing out the application and meeting with the Computer Science Advisor.