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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Information Sciences and Technology for Earth and Mineral Sciences Minor

University Park, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (ISEMS)

Information Systems are a core component of any research, educational or industrial enterprise in the Earth and Materials Sciences. In addition, the science and engineering disciplines represented in the College have a particular focus on numerical modeling and simulation systems, and on the analysis and management of very large data sets. The EMS - IST minor provides students a basic introduction to information sciences and information technology through courses in the core curriculum of the School of Information Sciences and Technology. Students then select from a group of interdisciplinary EMS courses that focus on the particular interests of the College.

Students must apply for entrance to the minor no later than the beginning of their seventh semester. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

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


IST 110 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
IST 210(4) (Sem: 3-4)
IST 220(3), GEOG 463(3) (Sem: 5-6)

Select 6 credits from P N G 430(3), EM SC 468(3), ECEEM 425(3), or METEO 473(3) (Sem:5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-07-048

Review Date: 10/06/05