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Library and Information Science

Informatics Minor

Information Science is the study of the cognitive, social, technological and organizational roles of information in all its forms and rests on three foundations: content, people, and technology. That is, the substance of the information being created, communicated, stored, and/or transformed; the people who interact with this content; and the technology used to support content creation, communication, storage, or transformation.   

A student with a major in another field may choose to select a minor field of study in Information Science.  A minimum of 18 hours of SLIS courses, as described below, satisfies this minor requirement:

Required Courses (9 Hours)

  • SLIS 201 - Introduction to Information Science Credits: 3
  • SLIS 301 - Information Storage and Retrieval Credits: 3
  • SLIS 410 - Knowledge Management Credits: 3

Electives (9 Hours)

Select 9 hours from any additional SLIS courses.  SLIS 480 (Emerging Topics in Information Science) may be repeated for credit with different topics.