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Information Studies Minor - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: , CIP: 25.0101 Library Science/Librarianship)

Department of Information Science

Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020

Professor Dan Albertson
Professor, Department Chair

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Information Studies Minor Program

Academic Requirements

All students can take LIS undergraduate courses. Students who completed 3 courses in the minor's curriculum with a minimum 2.500 overall GPA can be admitted to the minor program. The minimum retention GPA for this minor program is 2.000. Students achieving a GPA below this minimum will not be allowed to proceed in the program.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer credits may not be applied to this program.

Required Courses

LIS 200 Introduction to Information Studies
LIS 205 Information and Society
LIS 405 Information Seeking and Use (prerequisite LIS 200)

LIS 425 Applied Information Management
LIS 426 Psychology of Information
LIS 427 Information Ethics, Privacy and Policy
LIS 428 History of Information
LIS 430 Decision Making and Story Telling
LIS 499 Special Topics in Information Studies

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Information Studies Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:05:53