Undergraduate Minor in Information Studies

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Our information studies minor, open to all UB undergraduate students regardless of your major, offers you the opportunity to develop skills in digital literacy and information management. Digital literacy is, now more than ever, important in our everyday activities and in a wide range of careers across many fields. The minor focuses on the management, policy, security and learning potential of information. No matter which graduate program or career path you choose, information is at the core of what you will do. 

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Why Minor in Information Studies?

The features of our program include:

  • applying the principles of information studies in various subjects and applications
  • determining and addressing the information needs of individuals, organizations and/or communities
  • gaining the knowledge and skills needed to identify, retrieve, assess, analyze, disseminate and use information accurately
  • understanding the nature and structure of information and its manifestations in many formats, including diverse information and research tasks

Program Overview

Academic minor completed Information Studies
Credits required for completion 18
Time to completion 2 to 3 semesters 
Course delivery Online
Careers
  • archivists
  • information analysts
  • intelligence analysts
  • health information specialists
  • librarians
  • marketing analysts
  • metadata specialists
  • records managers
  • researchers in all environments
  • search engine optimizers
  • school library media specialists
  • system administrators
  • web designers

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University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.