College of Communication and Information

Information Studies - Minor

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Program Summary

Spring 2021
Application Dates: 12/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Summer 2021
Application Dates: 04/15/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
Credits and Cost
Credits required: 18
Cost per credit: $607

Schyler Simpson, Ph.D

Director of Recruitment and Retention

(859) 257-7800

College of Communication and Information

College of Communication and Information

Student Services Office

9 Blazer Dining

(859) 257-4839

  • 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

Spring 2021
Application Dates: 12/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
Summer 2021
Application Dates: 04/15/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
Credits and Cost
Credits required: 18
Cost per credit: $607

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

With the ever increasing volume of electronic data, there is a growing need for employees who can store, manage and extract data effectively. 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.

The minor in Information Studies from UK’s School of Information Science 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. Or you can use the minor to compliment your major area, developing skills that make you a more attractive job candidate. 

Minor in Information Studies

Minor requirements: nine hours
IS 200         Information Literacy and Critical Thinking
IS 201         Personal Knowledge Management
IS 202         Technologies for Information Services

Minor electives: choose three
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

 

This minor can be completed online.

2018-2019 Minor Sheet

Contact

Schyler Simpson, Ph.D

Director of Recruitment and Retention

(859) 257-7800

College of Communication and Information

College of Communication and Information

Student Services Office

9 Blazer Dining

(859) 257-4839

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.