Undergraduate Minors

Declare an Undergraduate Minor in the School of Information

The School of Information offers three undergraduate minors: Information Science, Technology and Arts, eSociety, and Information Resources and Library Science/Library Information Science.

Any advisor can declare our three minors. 

For more about an Information minor, contact the Undergraduate Academic Advisor. 

Information Science, Technology and Arts (ISTA)

The minor is designed to provide students in all majors complementary experience in dealing with information - deriving it, managing it, and extracting meaning from it. Courses in the minor reflect the core classes in the BA and BS offered through ISTA, and provide opportunities for students to focus on discipline-specific applications of information science. See a checklist for the ISTA minor linked at the bottom of this page. 

Requirements for a minor in ISTA:

ISTA 100: Great Ideas of the Information Age [3 units]
ISTA 116: Statistical Foundations for the Information Age [3 units]
ISTA 130: Computational Thinking and Doing (or equivalent) [4 units]
ISTA 161: Ethics in a Digital World [3 units]
Your choice of upper-division ISTA course work [6 unitsr]
Total 19 units

Information Science and eSociety (ESOC)

A minor in eSociety is an ideal add-on for just about any major on campus as it offers a focus on issues in contemporary digital society from a variety of disciplinary vantage points. A minor in eSociety requires 18 units drawn from the eSociety major course list, and at least 12 of those units must be upper division (300 or 400 level). See a checklist for the ESOC minor linked at the bottom of this page. 

Students may double-dip up to 8 units (two classes) in the eSociety and ISTA minors, as long as the courses are cross-listed and the double use is allowed within the other major or minor double-dipping policy. 


Library and Information Science (LIS)

This minor is perfect for those interested in working on libraries, archives, museums or similar sites for organizing materials. This minor requires 18 undergraduate units chosen from those with the INFO, LIS, ESOC prefixes, and at least 12 of those courses must have the LIS prefix. Note: an LIS minor is not a professional accreditation; undergraduates interested in a professional Library Science degree should consider the AMP (Accelerated Masters Program), which enables students to earn a B.A. in Information Science and eSociety and a M.A. in Library and Information Science in five years, or consider applying to the M.A. in Library and Information Science when they have completed their B.A. 

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