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.
The features of our program include:
|Academic minor completed||Information Studies |
|Credits required for completion||18|
|Time to completion||2 to 3 semesters|
Students who completed 3 courses in the minor's curriculum with a minimum 2.5 GPA can be admitted to the minor program. The minimum retention GPA for this minor program is 2.0. Students achieving a GPA below this minimum will not be allowed to proceed in the program.
The information studies minor consists of 18 credits: 3 required courses, and 3 electives. Course descriptions can be found in the UB Undergraduate Catalog.
At least 9 credits (3 electives) chosen from the following electives:
The first course in the information studies minor, LIS 200, is an introductory course which identifies and investigates the theoretical foundations, history and access to information; explores the techniques and processes involved in the creation, distribution and management of information; and explores current information issues such as the digital divide and the impact of social media.
Admission to this minor, continued enrollment in the minor, and/or conferral of the minor as part of the undergraduate degree may not be approved if a student demonstrates a lack of professionalism.
Enrollment and Conferral: Enrollment in this minor will be verified via email from the department. In order to include this minor as part of your undergraduate degree, you: