The minor in IT consists of a minimum of 21 credit hours which may include pre-major courses, major core and elective ITS courses. Students who are interested in IT minor must satisfy IT minor admission requirements and formally apply by submitting their IT minor application forms to the IT admission committee. The specific courses of study will be determined in consultation with their IT minor advisors. Students in all other programs are strongly encouraged to minor in IT as computer skills enhance career opportunities and are essential in the work place.
Requirements for Admission to a Minor in Information Technology:
Students considering an IT minor must satisfy the following minimum admission requirements and submit their application packages to the IT admission committee for review and approval:
- Completion of an application form.
- A grade of B or better in at least two ITS courses not including ITS 101.
To graduate as IT minors, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in their minor coursework. IT minors are strongly encouraged to seek internships and IT certifications prior to graduation.
Laptop and ACM Student Membership Requirements
IT majors and minors are required to have their own laptops. Check the IT Program website for minimum system configurations for laptops (PC and Apple Mac). They are also required to join Association of Computing Machinery (www.acm.org), the world's largest professional, educational, and scientific computing society. An annual student membership fee is $19 with many benefits, such as free online books and courses, career advises, job fairs, student and computing professional networks, and conferences.