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Minor: Information Science

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Offered by: Department of Information Science
Contact: Amy Sindone, 303 Upson Hall, 255.9837,


All students except those majoring in Information Science, Systems, and Technology are
eligible. Students interested in pursuing the Information Science minor must initiate the process by sending an email message with their name, college, year of study (e.g. secondsemester second-year student), expected graduation date, and (intended) Major to

Educational Objectives

The program has three main areas: Information Systems, Human-Centered Systems, and Social Systems. The minor has been designed to ensure that students have substantial grounding in all three areas in addition to having a working knowledge of basic probability and statistics necessary for analyzing data occurring in the real world.


At least six (6) courses (minimum of 18 credits) chosen as follows:

  • Statistics: one course, either CEE 3040 or ENGRD 2700
  • Information Systems: two courses
  • Human-Centered Systems: one course
  • Social Systems: one course
  • Elective: one additional course from either Human-Centered Systems or Social Systems

Academic Standards

At least C in each course in the minor. All courses for the minor must be taken at Cornell. For a complete listing of course options and restrictions, visit