Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Minor
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. Students will gain a theoretical and practical background in the challenges and opportunities for deploying information and communication technology infrastructure. The program culminates in a field-based experience during which students 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. Preference will be given to students in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and in the College of Engineering. As space permits, students from other colleges desiring the minor will be considered on an individual basis.