It is very important that you register/enroll for the IGMCS well in advance of your graduation date. Below is a guide to help you enroll.
- Review the IGMCS program requirements below.
- Check the list of available courses and choose a course distribution that meets the requirements.
- Download the registration form (interactive PDF).
- Fill out Sections 1–6 of the registration form. Section 6 is where you will lay out your course distribution as your academic plan.
- Email this first draft of the form to the IGMCS admin (@email) for vetting.
- At this point, the IGMCS admin will guide you through the rest of the process (i.e., getting your first set of signatures) and address any concerns.
Note: the student does not have to complete all courses before registering. A viable academic plan that adheres to the requirements outlined here is sufficient to register and enroll in the program. Additional details here.
The Minor requires a combination of course work from three disciplines - Computer Science, Mathematics, and a participating Science/Engineering domain (e.g., Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics).
For students pursuing a Master's degree, 9 total hours of approved IGMCS courses are required consisting of 3 hours within the home discipline and 3 hours from each of the other two disciplines. For example, a student whose home department is Electrical Engineering and Computer Science must complete 3 hours of approved Computer Science courses and 3 hours of approved courses in each of the other two discipline groups (Mathematics and domain Science/Engineering).
For students pursuing a PhD degree, 15 total hours of approved IGMCS courses are required, consisting of 6 hours within the home discipline and 9 hours from the other two disciplines (with a minimum of 3 hours from each). For example, a student whose home department is Physics must complete 6 hours of approved Physics courses and 9 hours of approved courses from Computer Science and Mathematics (with a minimum of 3 hours from each).
|Degree||Hours required in home discipline||Hours required from two other disciplines||Total hours|
|IGMCS at Master’s level|
|IGMCS at PhD Level|
IGMCS eligible courses: http://igmcs.utk.edu/departments
The process—from registration to graduation:
- Student talks with major advisor about a course plan to be completed for the IGMCS program. This discussion should involve the IGMCS department liaison.
- Student completes sections 1-6 of the IGMCS Student Form (form is interactive except for sections 7 and 8).
- Student is encouraged send draft of digital form to IGMCS admin (@email) to ensure his or her academic plan meets spec.
- Student form is then submitted to the IGMCS Program Committee Chair (see Program Administration below).
- Student gets required signatures listed on the IGMCS Student Form (section 7)
- Student completes required coursework then gets appropriate signatures to verify student has completed all IGMCS requirements (section 8).
- Student submits completed IGMCS Student Form to the IGMCS Program Chair who will forward it to the Graduate School. This should be done no later than a week before graduation to ensure the minor is included on the official transcript.
- Jack Dongarra, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) (Chair)
- Steven Abel, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)
- Vasilios Alexiades, Mathematics (MATH)
- Paul Armsworth, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
- Ryan Bond, University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI)
- Alex Bentley, Anthropology (ANTH)
- Kivanc Ekici, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE)
- Joshua Fu, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
- Igor Jouline, Microbiology (MICR)
- David Keffer, Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
- Nicholas Nagle, Geography (GEOG)
- Jim Ostrowski, Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)
- Thomas Papenbrock, Physics (PHYS)
- Gregory D. Peterson, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)/National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS)
- Sharani Roy, Chemistry (CHEM)
- Liesel Schneider, UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA)
- Shih-Lung Shaw, Geography (GEOG)
- Tongye Shen, Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB)
- Peiling Wang, School of Information Sciences (SIS)
- Russel Zaretzki, Statistics (STAT) and the Bredesen Center