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Specializations (Course Requirements)

The courses below are the options available for the specializations for the College of Engineering major in Information Science Systems and Technology.

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Offered more than one semester

[ ] = not offered 17-18

Once Core course requirements 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. (The set of major-approved elective courses is the same for both specialization options, and contains all of the courses listed in the six areas below. In addition, students may choose to take INFO 4900, Independent Reading and Research, to fulfill one of their major-approved elective courses. Students must read the INFO 4900 page before signing up for the course. INFO 4998 doesn't count as an elective course).

Information Science Option

  • Three courses from Information Systems (Area II below)
  • One course from Mathematical Modeling in IT (Area III below)
  • Three electives, all from one of Human-Centered Systems (Area V) or Social Systems (Area VI)
  • Two major-approved electives chosen from areas I-VI. INFO 4900 may be used to fulfill one major-approved elective.

Management Science Option

  • Four courses from Mathematical Models in Management Science (Area I)
  • Three electives, one from Information Systems (Area II) and two from the union of Mathematical Modeling in IT (Area III) and Information Technology Management Solutions (Area IV)
  • Two major-approved electives chosen from areas I-VI. INFO 4900 may be used to fulfill one major-approved elective.

Area I. Mathematical Models in Management Science

Area II. Information Systems

* INFO 3300 and 4300 may be used toward the core requirements or Area II, but NOT both. INFO 3152, INFO 4152, INFO 4154 and INFO 4320 may count toward Area II Information Systems OR Area V Human-Centered Systems, but NOT both. CS 4786 can be used to fulfill either the Mathematical Model or Area II Information Systems but not both.

Area III. Mathematical Modeling in IT

CS 4786 can be used to fulfill either the Mathematical Model or Area II Information Systems but not both.

Area IV. IT Management Solutions

Area V. Human-Centered Systems

* Students who take PSYCH 3420 may also count the prerequisite PSYCH 2050 as a Human-Centered Systems area. Students who take PSYCH 3800 may also count PSYCH 2800 toward the Human-Centered Systems area. At most one of these 2000-level prerequisites can be counted.

INFO 3152, INFO 4320, INFO 4152 and INFO 4154 may count toward Area II Information Systems OR Area V. Human-Centered Systems, but NOT both.

INFO 4240 may count toward Area V. Human Centered Systems or Area VI. Social Systems but NOT both.

Area VI. Social Systems

*Only one of the following can be taken for IS credit; INFO 3152, ORIE 4350 or ECON 4020 (previously offered as ECON 3680). Students who take ECON 4020 (formerly ECON 3680) may also count its prerequisite, ECON 3130, towards the Social Systems primary/secondary track requirements.

INFO 4240 may count toward Area V. Human Centered Systems or Area VI. Social Systems but NOT both.

Note: In addition to completing all ISST major requirements, students will need to finish all of the necessary college-level requirements prior to graduation.