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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Information Sciences and Technology for Telecommunications Minor

University Park, College of Communications (ISTLC)

This minor offers students an opportunity to examine the opportunities and challenges presented by convergence of telecommunications and information processing. Internet-mediated services have the potential of fundamentally changing how we communicate and engage in commerce. This convergence offers faster, better, cheaper, smarter, and more convenient services, but also raises a variety of legal, regulatory, political, social, economic, and technology management issues. The IST/Telecommunications minor offers students enrolled in majors outside the College of Communications and the College of Information Sciences and Technology an opportunity to examine how telecommunications and information processing technologies and services will impact society as well as their individual circumstances.

The Telecommunications requirements of this minor constitute three courses (nine credit hours). Students can fulfill this requirement by completing COMM 180 offered by the Telecommunications Department in the College of Communications and by completing two additional courses from the following list: COMM 479(3), COMM 484(3), COMM 490(3), COMM 491(3) and COMM 492(3). Three IST courses (nine credit hours) constitute the other part of this minor.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

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


IST 110 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
IST 210(3) (Sem: 3-4)
IST 220(3), COMM 180 GS(3) (Sem: 5-6)

Select 6 credits from the following: COMM 479(3), COMM 484(3), COMM 490(3), COMM 491(3), COMM 492(3) (Sem: 7-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-05-052

Review Date: 02/24/2015


Publications 10/06/05