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Concentrations

During their senior year, students choose a concentration from one of their three junior-year sectors. Concentrations consist of 4 senior-level classes.

  • A concentration consists of 12 credits of course work
  •  Most concentration course work is offered in the ISAT Department, but some courses are drawn from other departments in the College and the University
  •  Students may substitute courses in a concentration in consultation with their advisors
  • Four courses are required to complete a single concentration
  • Double concentrations can also be done and usually require seven courses
  • Courses taken to fulfill sector requirements cannot be used to fulfill concentration requirements
  • Students have the option to create their own tailored concentration by putting together any four senior-level ISAT courses with approval from a faculty advisor and the Program Director
  • Students must complete a Declaration of Concentration form (available from Paul Henriksen or the Registrar’s office.)

Energy


Required:

Choose two courses from the following:

Information and Knowledge Management (IKM)


Required:

*Choose one other course, with approval of the IKM concentration advisor.

Engineering and Manufacturing


Required:

Choose two courses from the following:

A student may choose a combination of one course from the above and one of the following:

*The Engineering and Manufacturing concentration advisor may also approve other courses to count at the fourth concentration class.

Applied Biotechnology


Choose four courses from the following:

*Some biology courses are possible, if approved by the Applied Biotechnology concentration advisor.

Environment


Choose four courses from the following:

*Students may choose an alternative fourth course with the permission of the Environment concentration advisor.

Telecommunications


Required:

Choose one of the following:

Or students may choose or any class approved by the Telecommunications concentration advisor.

Co-Concentrations


Social Context of Technology and Science

If you are interested in Social Context of Technology and Science, it must be combined with another concentration.