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This minor is structured to provide students with 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." Specifically, the minor will focus on a program that will build an understanding of core information technologies and related areas of study; will prepare students for the practical application of various information sciences and related technologies; and engage students in sharpening their abilities to think critically and to work in teams. All this will be done with the intent to expose students to the cognitive, social, institutional, and global environments of Information Sciences and Technology, and to then apply that knowledge as a supplement to their major.

A one-time tuition surcharge will be applied to all students enrolled in the minor. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in this minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


IST 110 (3), IST 210 (4), IST 220 (3) (Sem 1-6)

Select 3 credits from: IST 250 (3), IST 301 (3), or IST 302 (3) (Sem 5-8)
Select 6 credits from: IST 402 (3), IST 431 (3), or IST 432 (3) (Sem 5-8)

Contact Dr. Susanne Samson (mss21@psu.edu or 610-396-6133) at the Berks campus for more information.

Students interested in applying for this minor should print and complete the Entrance to Minor Form located at: http://ist.psu.edu/documents/pdf/ISTMinorForm_BK.pdf.

This form must be signed by your major adviser at Penn State Berks.

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