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Information Studies & Technology Minor FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can the IS&T Minor help distinguish me in the job market?

A. The Minor in IS&T 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 IS&T 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 IS&T Minor?

A. Students completing the IS&T 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 IS&T 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 IS&T courses?

A. No. All undergraduate students are welcome to take IS&T 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 our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Vandana Singh, vandana@utk.edu.