Information Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N560

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement.

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the School of Library and Information Studies.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of coursework, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

A grade of C or better must be earned in each course presented for minor credit.

Required Courses
LIS 2003Introduction to Information Studies3
LIS 4063Information and Communication Technology3
LIS 4643Introduction to Data Analytics3
LIS 4683Database Design for Information Organizations3
Choose one course each from two of the following groups:6
Total Credit Hours18
  • Minors in the College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.

Elective Category Course Lists


C S 1313Programming for Non-Majors with C3
LIS 4223Information Technology Management3
LIS 4453Digital Collections3
LIS 4633Design and Implementation of Web-based Information Services3
LIS 4683Database Design for Information Organizations3


AFAM 2913Perspectives on the Digital Divide: Theory and Application3
COMM 2713Communication Theory3
COMM 3243Communication and Social Change3
COMM 3413Interethnic Communication3
COMM 3513Intercultural Communication3
COMM 4323Political Communication3
COMM 4513International Communication3
COMM 4643Mass Media Effects3
LIS 4303Children's Literature3
PHIL 3273Ethics and Business3
P SC 3443Mass Media and American Politics3
SOC 3683Wealth, Power, and Prestige3


COMM 2113Business and Professional Communication3
COMM 3243Communication and Social Change3
COMM 3253Persuasion Principles3
COMM 3263Organizational Communication3
COMM 3483Communication and Argumentation3
PHIL 3533Language, Communication, and Knowledge3
PSY 4313Motivation3
PSY 4793Psychology of Groups3