Information Technology Minor

Contact Info

Department of Information Sciences and Technology

Nguyen Engineering Building, 5400
4400 University Drive, MS 1G8
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-993-3565


Students learn to apply IT to support business processes. The minor equips graduates with strong problem-solving, writing, and communication skills. There is virtually no business or organization that doesn't rely on IT, whether it's analysis, programming, software testing or consultancy, to name just a few of the options open to you.

Minors must be completed in conjunction with a bachelor's degree. 

Minor Requirements

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • One of the following:
    • IT 102 - Discrete Structures (3 credits)
    • MATH 125 - Discrete Mathematics I (3 credits) 
  • IT 104 - Introduction to Computing (3 credits)
  • IT 105 - IT Architecture Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • IT 106 - Introduction to IT Problem Solving Using Computer Programming (3 credits)

Technical Focus Courses (6 credits)

  • Technical Focus Courses (6 credits) (at least 3 upper division credits)


The minor is designed primarily for non-Volgenau School of Engineering majors who desire to supplement the knowledge gained through their major-related courses with a foundation of information technology (IT) topics. Completing this minor provides students with the necessary skills to improve their attractiveness to employers in our technology-driven society.

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