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Information Systems are a core component of any research, educational or industrial enterprise in the Earth and Mineral Sciences. In addition, the science and engineering disciplines represented in the College have a particular focus on numerical modeling and simulation systems, and on the analysis and management of very large data sets. The EMS - IST minor provides students a basic introduction to information sciences and information technology through courses in the core curriculum of the School of Information Sciences and Technology. Students then select from a group of interdisciplinary EMS courses that focus on the particular interests of the College.
The ISEMS minor is open only to students with an EMS major; you may apply for this minor by obtaining necessary
signatures and submitting a completed entrance to minor application form to Jodi
Vender in 305 Walker Building.
Deadline: Declarations of minors are accepted anytime after you have attained fifth semester classification (60 credits). To graduate with a minor, you must be accepted in the minor before the late drop deadline of your last semester.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
Note: As of Fall 2013, the IST College no longer requires an addtional $750 tuition surcharge for this minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing like (Sem: 1-2)
Faculty contact: Alan MacEachren
Staff contact: Jodi Vender
Requirements for the minor: 19 credits
Prescribed courses (13 credits)
Additional courses (6 credits)
Other computing-intensive EMS courses can be used at the discretion of the faculty contact (e.g., GEOG 461W, GEOG 497-GIS modeling/programming).