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Information Sciences Minor FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can the Information Sciences Minor help distinguish me in the job market?

A. The Minor in Information Sciences will indicate to future employers or graduate programs that you have expertise in information technologies and that you understand the role of information in your field and twenty-first century society.

Q. What majors would be benefit from the Information Sciences Minor?

A. The Minor complements majors in all fields, including liberal arts and sciences, engineering, agriculture, applied life sciences, commerce, business administration, education and human ecology.

    • Students of business will improve their ability to gather and synthesize performance metrics and competitive intelligence.
    • Students in science and engineering will be able to more effectively manage complex data from multiple sources.
    • Students in arts and sciences will learn how information and communications technologies are revolutionizing work in the humanities.
    • Life sciences students will be prepared to use and manage forthcoming digitized patient health information systems.

Q. What skills will I develop with the Information Sciences Minor?

A. Students completing the Information Sciences Minor will:

    • Understand the impact of information and information technology on society, individuals and organizations.
    • Learn information and technology literacy skills.
    • Learn how and where to find information.
    • Learn how to use information strategically.
    • Learn how to design information containers and access systems in a variety of settings.

Q. What sort of preparation do I need for the Information Sciences Minor?

A. No special background or preparation is required to begin taking courses for the IS&T Minor.

Q. Do I have to declare for the Minor to take Information Science courses?

A. No. All undergraduate students are welcome to take Information Science courses as electives, or to earn additional credit hours for a variety of reasons.

Q. Who can I contact to learn more?

A. If you have further questions, please contact the School at sis@utk.edu.