College of Information Sciences & Technology

Entrance to College

The requirements to enter the college in general, premajor status are:

  • 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA)
  • Complete one-half unit of trigonometry in high school or pass MATH 022 (if needed)

The College of IST reviews students for entrance to our majors the second semester of their sophomore year through their participation in the Entrance to Major Process. This is the window for students to be considered for the ISTBS, ISTBA or SRA majors at the University Park Campus.

ETM Procedures

To discuss how to enter this college/major, contact the appropriate Academic Advising Center.

Major CGPA Credits/Courses/Grades Criteria Additional Criteria
Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBA) 2.00

At least third semester classification and two of the following four courses with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110
  • IST 130
  • IST 210
  • IST 220
Meet with a member of the IST advising staff to develop a workable academic plan from a set of example templates (e.g., pre-law) or develop a plan in consultation with the adviser early in the fall of your sophomore year. Proposal due December 1st and prior to the completion of 60 credits. See ISTBA Student Guide for details.
Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBS) 2.00 prior to and through the end of the semester during which the entrance-to-major procedure is carried out

Approximately 60 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110
  • IST 210
  • IST 220
IST 110, IST 210 and IST 220 must be completed by the end of the semester during which the entrance-to-major procedure is carried out.
Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) 2.00 prior to and through the end of the semester during which the entrance-to-major procedure is carried out

Approximately 60 credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110
  • SRA 111
  • SRA 211
IST 110, SRA 111 and SRA 211 must be completed by the end of the semester during which the entrance-to-major procedure is carried out.

Notes

Courses in bold require a grade of C or better.