Minor in Information Science

Revision of July 30, 2012


The minor in Information Science consists of 5 full courses of 4 SH each and 2 laboratory courses of 1 SH each. Therefore, the minor normally requires 22 SH.

Students in Computer & Information Science are not permitted to do a minor in CS or a minor in IS.

IS Minor Requirements

The following 2 courses and 2 labs are required for the minor in Information Science:

  • CS 2500 Fundamentals of Computer Science 1 and lab CS 2501
  • CS 2510 Fundamentals of Computer Science 2 and lab CS 2511

A grade of C- or better is required in the above courses.

The following course is also required for the minor in Information Science:

  • IS 2000 Principles of Information Science

In addition, the minor in Information Science requires 2 Information Science electives for 4 SH credit each. An Information Science elective is defined as a 4 or 5 SH course that satisfies one of:

  • An IS course in the range IS 2000 to IS 4989
  • CS 3200 Database Design

Finally, the following standards must be attained:

  • The grade point average for courses in the minor must be at least 2.0.
  • Students must pass all courses submitted for the minor and no courses may be taken on a pass/fail basis.
  • Transfer of courses from other units submitted for the minor must be approved by the College in writing in advance. To obtain the minor, a student must take at least 3 courses from the College.

Application for the Minor and Confirmation of the Minor

To apply for the minor, send e-mail to:advising@ccs.neu.edu

Include your full name and your NU student ID.

If you wish to discuss the minor before making a commitment, please askfor an appointment when you send e-mail to the above address.

When you are in your final semester and about to complete the minor, please confirm by sending e-mail to the above address. If the minor is completed successfully, a notation is posted on the final transcript.

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