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Undergraduate Minor In Information Science

The minor in Information Science is offered in every undergraduate college at Cornell.

Information Science is an interdisciplinary field covering all aspects of digital information.

Students will specialize in a particular area of interest in Information Science by choosing classes from one concentration that will provide in-depth study in that area. Suggested courses under each concentration come from within and outside the department. Read the information on each concentration to determine which one best suits your interests and career goals.


The minor in Information Science is offered in every undergraduate college at Cornell. Because of small differences in regulations between the colleges, there are sometimes slight variations in the requirements depending on your college and, in a few cases, your major.

Note that a letter grade of C or better is required for all classes counting toward the minor; S/U courses are not allowed.

Getting started

To start the minor, send an email with your name, college, year of study (e.g. 2nd semester sophomore), expected graduation date, and major to the Undergraduate Coordinator, Ani Mercincavage. The minor is self-guided. See below for requirements and standards.

Transfer Credit

Course credits from institutions other than Cornell cannot be counted towards the Information Science minor. 

View the IS Minor requirements by College

Explore the seven concentrations associated with the undergraduate minor in Information Science.

If you enrolled in the Information Science minor prior to Spring 2018, you have the option to continue with the old minor requirements.