Minor in Information Science & Technology

bisist_002_4The 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 Communications
  • Health Care Administration
  • Interactive Arts
  • Intelligent Systems
  • International Studies
  • Philosophy
  • English/Technical Writing
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Requirements (18 credits)

INFOST 110 – Introduction to Information Science (3 credits)

6 credits from the following IST Core options:
INFOST 240 – Web Design I (3 credits)
INFOST 310 – Human Factors in Information Seeking and Use (3 credits)
INFOST 315 – Knowledge Organization for IST (3 credits)
INFOST 340 – Introduction to Systems Analysis (3 credits)
INFOST 350 – Introduction to Application Development (3 credits)
INFOST 410 – Database Information Retrieval Systems (3 credits)
INFOST 440 – Web Application Development (3 credits)
INFOST 490 – Senior Capstone (3 credits)

9 credits:
9 additional credits to be taken from INFOST 300-level or above coursework

IST Minor Requirements (.pdf)

Declare the IST Minor

Interested students should complete the form below and contact a SOIS academic advisors for further details.

IST Change of Major/Minor Declaration Form

IST Change of Major/Minor Declaration Form
  • By inserting my name, I hereby certify that the information above is correct and I am adding Information Science & Technology to my academic plan.