Note: Students cannot obtain an Information Sciences and Technology Minor while pursuing an Information Technology (B.S.) degree. Scroll down to view complimentary minor options to the Information Technology (B.S.) degree.
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."
Why Minor in Information Sciences and Technology?
This minor will be focused on a program that will build an understanding of core information technologies and related areas of study and prepare students for the practical application of various information sciences and related technologies while sharpening their abilities to think critically and to work in teams.
Compliment an Information Technology (B.S.) Degree with one of these Minor Options
The Business minor is a strong complement to virtually any major. Courses prescribed for the minor are taught by Penn State faculty providing courses to the B.S. in Business and the A.S. in Business Administration. It provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply skills appropriate to the business contexts of their chosen majors.
Security and Risk Analysis
The minor in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) is intended to familiarize students with the general frameworks and multidisciplinary theories that define security and related risk analysis. Course work will engage students in the challenges and problems of assuring information confidentiality and integrity (e.g., social, economic, technology, and policy issues) as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for assessing and mitigating associated risk in the students' major field.
Exploring Minors Offered at Other Penn State Locations
In most cases, students do not have to be enrolled in the college that offers a particular minor in order to pursue that minor. For example, a student can be enrolled in a Penn State Greater Allegheny major and still pursue a minor offered at another location as long as Greater Allegheny offers the courses required for the minor.
Note, however, that a student may not change from a campus that offers his/her major to a campus that does not offer the major in order to complete a minor.
For more information about Penn State Minors, visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.