Minor

The Digital Sciences minor is designed to complement a wide range of majors, including Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Visual Communication Design, Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Fashion Design and Merchandising, and many more.

The minor includes two courses that focus on developing a content-rich website and on making a web page or software application easier to use. 

Students then have a choice between two courses that explore societal or ethical issues involving technology, a choice from a set of courses that explore either design issues or programming, and a choice between two courses in enterprise architecture or information management—two emerging areas in digital sciences. 

Finally, an approved elective in  Digital Sciences provides flexibility to tailor the minor to each student's specific interests and career goals.

Minor in Digital Sciences
Minor Program Requirements

  • DSCI 10310 My Story on the Web
  • DSCI 33310 Human-Computer Interaction
Choose one of the following courses:
  • DSCI 10010 Society, Culture and the Digital Sciences
  • DSCI 10410 Information Ethics and Social Responsibility
Choose one of the following courses:
  • DSCI 13210 Design Processes and Principles
  • DSCI 15310 Computational Thinking and Programming
  • CS 13001 Computer Science I-Programming and Problem Solving
  • FDM 10050 Introduction to Fashion Technology
  • MIS 34070 Programming Theory and Applications
  • VCD 13000 Introduction to Visual Communication Design
Choose one of the following courses:
  • DSCI 31010 Enterprise Architecture
  • DSCI 34410 Digital Information Management and Processing
Choose 3 credits of approved electives in Digital Sciences or a related area, including:

Communication Studies, Computer Technology, Computer Science, Instructional Technology, Journalism and Mass Communication, Management and Information Systems, Technology and Visual Communication Design