Track 1.0

Academic Option

1. ISS Gateway Experience

  • ISS 110: Information, Society, and Culture (Bass Connections Gateway)

2. Information Theory/Methods

  • ISS 240/L: Fundamentals of Web-based Multimedia Communications. OR
  • Approved QS courses with a technology-production element, such as:
    • COMPSCI 101: Program Design and Analysis
    • COMPSCI 101L: Introduction to Computer Science
    • STAT 101: Data Analysis and Statistical Inference
    • ISS 170/VMS 172/COMPSCI 107: Modeling and Simulation
    • MATH 475S or MATH 477S: Mathematics Modeling
    • COMPSCI 344: Computer Graphics
    • COMPSCI 260: Computer Genomics
    • COMPSCI 408: Delivering Software from Concept to Client
    • COMPSCI 527: Computer Vision

3. Thematically-Related Electives

Three 200-level and above electives selected from hard and soft cross-listed ISS courses, as well as other relevant courses on advisor approval. This list may also include one independent study option. 

4. Capstone Experience

ISS 495: Research Capstone. Course limited to ISS certificate students. Students in this course complete a semester-long, collaborative Capstone project. Offered Spring semesters. 


No more than two courses that are counted toward the ISS Certificate may also satisfy the requirements of any major, minor, or other certificate program. (NOTE: Pratt students may count additional ISS courses toward their major elective requirements.) Only students who have officially declared their major may enroll in the program, although all students may take ISS courses on a first-come/first-served basis, with ISS certificate students having preference.

To declare an ISS Certificate, fill out the appropriate paperwork with the Registrar's Office and contact Victoria Szabo or Astrid Giugni to schedule an advising session. Please complete an ISS Certificate Plan in advance of the session.