Minor in Information Science & Technology (IST)

Information Science

The School of Information Studies offers an undergraduate minor in Information Science & Technology that is available to undergraduate students in any degree program at UWM. The minor appeals to students who wish to acquire the essential knowledge and skills in information science, information architecture, and information technology while pursuing studies in their major areas.

Combines well with:

  • Computer Science
  • Communications
  • General Business
  • Journalism & Media Communication
  • Health Care Administration
  • Interactive Arts
  • Intelligent Systems
  • International Studies
  • Philosophy
  • English/Technical Writing
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Course Requirements

Fulfillment of the minor entails completion of 18 credits from the following
list of courses:

Required:

110 - Introduction to Information Science (3 credits)

6 credits from:

Information Science Emphasis:
210 - Information Resources for Research (3 credits)
230 - Organization of Knowledge (3 credits)
Information Technology Emphasis:
240 - Information Architecture I (3 credits)
250 - Internet and Information Communications Transfer (3 credits)

9 credits from:

310 - Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use (3 credits)
330 - Electronic Information Retrieval Systems (3 credits)
340 - Information Architecture II (3 credits)
410 - Database Information Retrieval Systems (3 credits)
430 - Multimedia Application Development (3 credits)
440 - Information Architecture III (3 credits)

Declare the IST Minor

Interested students should contact the academic advisors in Northwest Quad, 3rd Floor for further details.