The Minor in Information and Communication Technology for Development focuses on the role of information and communication technology in fostering economic, social and environmental change in developing countries.
With this minor you will gain a theoretical and practical background in the challenges and opportunities for deploying information and communication technology infrastructure through ICT courses. The program culminates in a field-based experience during which you will get the opportunity to implement an innovative project in a developing country as part of a study abroad program or execute a project in an underprivileged rural or urban region of the United States.
The minor is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors in good academic standing, and is available to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and from the College of Engineering. As space permits, students from other colleges desiring the minor will be considered on an individual basis.
If you are interested in the minor you must submit an application essay describing your interest and any applicable prior coursework or work experience.
Prior to applying please contact the ICT4D Program Coordinator, Susan Wyche. With the approval of the department that administers your degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree. Your program of study must be approved by your academic advisor for the minor.
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