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Undergraduate Minor in Information Systems and Technology

Quick Facts

  1. Credit Hours: 15 (5 courses)
  2. STEM Designation: Yes
  3. Open To: All undergraduate majors except BS IST


A 15 credit-hour minor in Information Systems and Technology open to all majors on campus (except BS IST majors). Suitable for students who wish to add a technical background to their resume. Take courses that cover programming, information security, cloud computing, business intelligence, and other high demand skill areas.

Declaring the IST Minor

Talk to your academic advisor to formally declare the IST Minor. Then, start taking courses to complete your minor requirements (see below).

IST Minor Requirements

  • All minors are 15 credit hours or 5 courses, including business core courses.
  • Students must attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses in the minor.
  • Students must attain a minimum grade of C- in each course included in the minor.
  • All courses in the minor must be on a graded basis.
  • A minimum of 9 credit hours of coursework included in the minor must be taken in residence at UMSL.
  • One must complete a baccalaureate degree at UMSL in order for a minor to be conferred.
  • A minor may be added for up to two years following completion of the baccalaureate degree

Available to all students except those pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree. A minimum of 15 credit hours are required for the minor.


Students must complete INFSYS 2800 and four elective courses.  At least three of the elective courses must be 3000-level or higher Information Systems and Technology (INFSYS) courses.

The fourth course can be any related course from Accounting (ACCTNG), Entrepreneurship (ENT) Finance (FINANCE), International Business (INTL BUS) Management (MGMT), Marketing (MKTG), Supply Chain and Analytics (SCMA), Computer Science (CMP SCI), or a related discipline subject to approval from the department chair.

See UMSL Bulletin for Coursework Requirements