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Sarah Sinclair, a soon-to-be graduate of the Information Science, Systems and Technology (ISST) program through the College of Engineering, is the first student affiliated with Cornell Information Science to be named a Merrill Presidential...

Information Science offers a BS through the College of Engineering in Information Science Systems and Technology (ISST).

Information Science offers a Bachelor of Science through the College of Engineering in Information Science, Systems, and Technology (ISST). The ISST major studies the design and management of complex information systems, with an emphasis on information systems engineering in broad application contexts, where issues at the confluence of information science, technology, and management are the primary concerns. Students take classes in operations research modeling techniques of probability, statistics, and optimization; computer science; economics; and the social and organizational contexts in which transformative information systems exist. Students then choose one of two specializations: Management Science (MS) or Information Science (IS) The Management Science option educates students in methods for quantitative decision making and their application to Information Technology, as well as the broader role that Information Technology plays in making these methods effective. Management Science students take advanced courses in Mathematical Models in Management Science, Information Systems, Mathematical Modeling in IT, and Information Technology Management Solutions. For more information about this specialization, please email us, visit the undergraduate coordinator for this option located in 203 Rhodes Hall, or call 607-255-5008.

The Information Science option educate students in methods for the creation, representation, organization, access, and analysis of information in digital form. Students who choose the Information Science option take classes in Information Systems, Mathematical Modeling in IT, Human-Centered Systems, and Social Systems. For more information about this specialization, please email us, or visit the undergraduate coordinator for this option located in 110H Gates Hall, or call 607-255-9837.

 

 

Please review these requirements for information on choosing Information Science as your major within the College of Engineering.

Details on the requirements for the Core and Specializations for the Information Science major in the College of Engineering in Information Science Systems and Technology (ISST).

Affiliated students must continue to meet college requirements for good standing. In addition, students in the ISST major must meet the following criteria for good standing at the end of each semester.

In the College of Engineering there are two types of recognition for student excellence that can appear on the diploma. One is graduating with distinction, which is solely based on GPA and is awarded by the college registrar. Graduating with distinction appends the Latin terms "cum laude", "magna cum laude" or "... more