College of Communication and Information

Information Studies

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Program Summary

FALL 2021
Application Dates: 02/15/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
SPRING 2022
Application Dates: 11/30/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Credits and Cost
Credits required: 18
Cost per credit: $582.00
Lindsay Vance

Lindsay Vance

Recruiter

Information Studies (Minor)

College of Communication and Information

Student Services Office

310L Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library

(859) 218-3613

  • Minor
Harness the training and skills to prepare yourself for the information demands of the 21st century. With an ever increasing volume of electronic data at everyone's fingertips, businesses are seeking employees who are proficient in managing and extracting data efficiently and effectively. Our students learn to organize, administer and manage technology when solving problems related to information and communication. This minor can be completed fully online. 

Program Summary

FALL 2021
Application Dates: 02/15/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
SPRING 2022
Application Dates: 11/30/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Credits and Cost
Credits required: 18
Cost per credit: $582.00

Gain the skills that are increasingly important in both the public and private sectors

The National Research Council forecasts a need for more information scientists to manage the knowledge-intensive enterprises upon which the future US economy will be based. And the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment in the information technology sector to increase 12% by 2024*. In short, those who can effectively navigate, manage and analyze information will be in high demand.

Use the minor in Information Studies from UK’s School of Information Science to compliment your major area, developing skills that wiil make you a more attractive job candidate. This minor  will help prepare you for a wide variety of jobs such as Business Information Coordinator, Knowledge Manager, Medical Record Analyst, and Information Analyst, among others. 

Please note that undergraduate students can only complete a minor in addition to and as a complement to a major. The University does not award stand-alone minors.

Minor in Information Studies

The minor in Information Studies requires a total 18 credits of course work.
Minor Requirements
IS 200         Information Literacy and Critical Thinking 
IS 201         Personal Knowledge Management 
IS 202         Technologies for Information Services

Minor Electives
Choose three (3) courses in conjunction with your advisor:
IS 303         Systems Analysis 
IS 326         Electronic Information Resources for Health Professionals 
IS 327         Consumer Health Information Seeking
IS 402         Competitive Intelligence 
ICT 311       Introduction to Information Science
ICT 320       Information Architecture
ICT 325       Multimedia and Technology

You can read full course descriptions here.


Contact

Lindsay Vance

Lindsay Vance

Recruiter

Information Studies (Minor)

College of Communication and Information

Student Services Office

310L Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library

(859) 218-3613

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.