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The Minor in Information Technology is available to students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. The Broad College of Business is the primary administrative unit in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

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The minor is designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary understanding of the role and basic mechanics of information technology in the contemporary workplace. Information technology specialists learn how to design and model information systems and business processes, plan and manage information systems projects, and program and test the resulting systems. Students develop core competencies in their primary area of study and broaden their horizons as they interact with others from different disciplinary backgrounds on real-world systems projects. Students completing the minor will be well prepared for employment in technology-oriented environments and will also understand how to be thought leaders as information technology applications continue to evolve in organizations and society.


To be considered for admission, a student must have been formally accepted into a degree program at Michigan State University. Applicants must have completed (a) Computer Science and Engineering 102 or 201 or 231 and (b) Mathematics 124 or 132. Students should have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for full admission consideration.

Students Seeking admission to the minor must complete an application. Admission is based on a combinations of cumulative grade-point average, stated interest, and experience in information technology. Students are required to provide a written statement and resume.

Minor in Information Technology Requirements

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses, totaling 13 credits.

Minor Selection Courses

Complete three (3) credits from the following selection of courses.

  • CSE 201 is no longer offered at MSU. 
  • CSE 102 cannot be completed if a student has already completed CSE 231. Students with credit in CSE 231 but not CSE 102 must take an additional course from the list of courses below (so 6 credits instead of 3) as a substitute for the CSE 201/102 requirement.

Complete at least three (3) credits from the following selection of courses.

Please note the following regarding S/NS grading:

  • The Broad College will use original numeric grades from Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 in admission decisions for the Information Technology Minor.