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Degree Requirements

Please review the information below and on the Core and Specializations pages for the required courses to complete the major in Information Science within the College of Engineering.

Please click on the links below for details on the Core and Specialization requirements for the required courses to complete the major in Information Science within the College of Engineering in Information Science Systems and Technology (ISST). 

All semester and offering info on this page pertains to 2016-17 academic year and is subject to change.  Please see the Cornell Course Roster for more information.

Note: All courses used towards the ISST major must be taken for a letter grade. No grades below a C- may be counted toward the major.

Engineering Mathematics

For majors in ISST, the sequence of required mathematics courses is MATH 1910, MATH 1920, MATH 2940, and finally, one of MATH 2930 or MATH 3040 or CS 2800.

Engineering Distributions

The major requires ENGRD 2700 as an Engineering Distribution course. ENGRD 2110 is also required by the major and it is recommended that this course be taken as an Engineering Distribution course.

The Major has seven additional required courses, in three areas:

  • Probability, Statistics, and Optimization (2 courses)
  • Information Systems (3 courses)
  • Economic, Organizational, and Social Context (2 courses)

Required Core Courses for the Major

Please follow the link above for a list of course options.

Specializations 

Once Core course requirement have been met, students then complete the major by specializing in either the Management Science option or the Information Science option (7 advanced courses); and by taking 2 major-approved courses. Please follow the link above for a list of course options.

If you need further information about the major, please feel free to contact us at  ISST@cornell.edu.