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Academics at ESF: Undergraduate Minors
Information Management and Technology Minor

Coordinator: Scott Shannon

In collaboration with the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (the i-School), ESF also offers an undergraduate minor in Information Management and Technology for ESF students. This minor is designed to give students knowledge of information technology and an understanding of information and communications problems. It complements many majors because all organizations need people who understand information resources and information technology. To be eligible for this minor, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or better and apply for the minor after completing at least one semester at ESF, but as soon after that as possible to ensure all courses can be completed. It is preferable students begin the minor during their sophomore year.

The following 18 credits of courses are required: ITS 195 Information Technologies (3); 9 credits of ITS elective coursework; and one course from each of the following two general areas of study:


  • IST 233 Introduction to Computer Networking (3)
  • IST 352 Applications of Information Systems (3)
  • IST 459 Introduction to Database Management Systems (3)


  • IST 335 Introduction to Information-based Organizations (3)
  • IST 352 Information Analysis of Organizational Systems (3)
  • IST 445 Managing Information Systems Projects (3)

For questions regarding the selection of elective coursework, please contact Elaine Morgan with the i-School at 443-1830 or