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College of Information Sciences and Technology

Students entering Penn State SU15, FA15, or SP16

Entrance to College

The requirements to enter the college in premajor status are:

  • 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA)
  • Complete one-half unit of trigonometry (or advanced math, precalc, or calc) in high school or pass MATH 022, 026, or 110

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

ETM Requirements for majors in the College of Information Sciences and Technology
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Data Sciences (DATSC) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CMPSC 121
  • CMPSC 122
  • IST 210
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • STAT 200
 
Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBA) 2.00

Minimum 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
Students must meet with a member of the IST advising staff for guidance on developing an academic plan for this major. Students must submit proposed plans by Dec. 1 of the sophomore year. See ISTBA Student Guide for details.
Information Sciences and Technology (ISTBS) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110 or 110S
  • IST 210
  • IST 220
 
Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • IST 110 or 110S
  • SRA 111
  • SRA 211