Information Systems Minor

School of Information and Library Science

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(919) 962-0208

Gary Marchionini, Dean

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Brian W. Sturm, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The undergraduate minor in information systems provides students with an understanding of computing, networking, multimedia, electronic information resources, and the Internet and can be used to solve problems in a variety of contexts. The minor complements the student’s major field of study by offering knowledge, skills, and experience using these information technologies.

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The undergraduate minor in information systems requires 15 credits of approved courses, in which students receive grades of C or better. 

Core Requirements
INLS 201Foundations of Information Science3
INLS 161Tools for Information Literacy3
INLS 382Information Systems Analysis and Design3
INLS 523Introduction to Database Concepts and Applications3
One three-credit elective course chosen from: 13
Retrieving and Analyzing Information
Retrieval and Organizing Systems
Human Information Behavior
Human Computer Interaction
Information and Computer Ethics
Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness
Information Science Internship
Independent Study in Information Systems
Information Science Capstone
INLS 4--
An INLS course numbered above 400
a course from outside SILS of use or interest to the student that is relevant to the minor
Total Hours15

Information and library science (INLS) course descriptions

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