Information systems are a core component of any research, educational, or industrial enterprise in the Earth and materials sciences. In addition, the science and engineering disciplines represented in the college have a particular focus on numerical modeling and simulation systems, and on the analysis and management of very large data sets. The EMS - IST minor provides students a basic introduction to information sciences and information technology through courses in the core curriculum of the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Students then select from a group of interdisciplinary EMS courses that focus on the particular interests of the college.
Minor is only open to students enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.