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The Information Sciences and Technology (ISSCC) minor is a program that enables liberal arts and engineering students to study information technology, which is an important aspect of any career. The program builds a student's understanding of core information technologies and related areas of study which, in turn, prepares students for the practical application of technology in the workplace.

Participants in the ISSCC minor sharpen their ability to think critically, work in teams, and apply classroom knowledge within the context of an information sciences and technology environment. The ISSCC minor is the perfect supplement to any academic major.

ISSCC Minor Enrollment

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in this minor. Penn State Beaver students must complete the IST Minor Application (download pdf) to be considered for the ISSCC minor. To view the ISSCC Minor Application, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

ISSCC Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Minor: 19 credits
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

Prescribed Courses: 10 credits
IST 110(4), IST 210(3), IST 220(3) (Sem 1-6)

Additional Courses: 9 credits
Select 3 credits from IST 250(3), IST 301(3), or IST 302(3) (Sem 5-8)
Select 6 credits from  400 level IST courses after approval from IST minor advisor.
[Note: Students will be permitted to repeat IST 402 to satisfy this 6-credit requirement.]

For additional information, please contact  Ms. Amber McConahy, instructor in information sciences and technology.