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The IST Minor is designed to help students build skills to be competitive in an information-technology intensive global society.

Why pursue a minor in Information Sciences and Technology (IST)?

The IST 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." Specifically, the minor will be focused on a program that will build an understanding of core information technologies and related areas of study; will prepare students for the practical application of various information sciences and related technolgies; and engage students in sharpening their abilities to think critically and to work in teams. All this will be done with the intent to expose students to the cognitive, social, institutional, and global environments of Information Sciences and Technology and then to apply that knowledge as a supplement to their major.

Requirements for the Information Sciences and Technology Minor (IST): 19 credits

Prescribed Courses: (10 credits)

IST 110 GS(3), IST 210(4), IST 220(3)

Additional Courses: (9 credits)

Select 3 credits from IST 250(3), IST 301(3), or IST 302(3)

Select 6 credits from IST 402(3), IST 431(3), or IST 432(3)

Note: A one-time tuition surcharge will be applied to all students enrolled in the minor.

More information on the IST minor, requirements, and courses may also be found in the University Bulletin.


Students interested in pursuing the IST minor at Penn State Greater Allegheny should complete the Application for the IST Minor and submit it to Galen Grimes at: gag5@psu.edu.

For more information on the IST minor at Penn State Greater Allegheny, contact Galen Grimes: gag5@psu.edu.


Instructor Mike Manojlovich and IST students work on a community engagement project.
IST students and IST Instructor Mike Manojlovich

On campus between Frable and Main