Supply Chain and Information Sciences and Technology, Minor

Program Code: SCIST_UMNR

Program Description

The minor in SCIST is structured to provide students not majoring in Supply Chain & Information Systems (SC&IS) or Management Information Systems (MIS) with the opportunity to develop working knowledge of information technology, supply chain management, and their interdisciplinary synergies. The joint minor is designed for professional careers in business, information systems, software development, consulting, and government. The successful minor must, at a minimum, possess basic knowledge of quantitative techniques, computer applications, and microeconomics.

What is Supply Chain and Information Sciences and Technology?

Supply Chain and Information Systems encompasses some of the largest employment sectors in the U.S. economy and offers advancement opportunities in countries around the world, along with excellent salaries. U.S. News and World Report Career Guide and Working Woman magazines have cited this area as a hot career track. Companies seeking students in this area represent: the services sector, which includes consulting, third-party logistics, transportation, warehousing, and retailing; the manufacturing sector, especially the computer, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, petrochemical, auto, food, and consumer products industries; and the government sector, primarily at the federal and state levels.

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Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
IST 110Information, People and Technology Keystone/General Education Course3
IST 210Organization of Data3
IST 220Networking and Telecommunications3
SCM 301Supply Chain Management3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits of the following:6
Demand Fulfillment
Manufacturing and Services Strategies
Strategic Procurement

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

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Advising Center
Smeal College Undergraduate Education
202 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-1947
SmealAdvising@smeal.psu.edu

Contact

University Park

DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
454 Business Building
814-865-1866
scis@smeal.psu.edu

https://www.smeal.psu.edu/scis