The study of information explores information studies as a discipline. Students develop professional level research skills and strategies using research libraries, online databases, regular collections and special collections, and archives.

In addition to the joy of intellectual curiosity, courses cover many current issues including privacy, censorship, international sources, the evaluation of arguments, and the publishing industry.


Study within the field of research and information studies develops skills such as:

  • Research
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Comfort with technology

Complementary Majors

A Research and Information Studies minor is also an excellent complement for liberal arts students who are majoring in:

  • History
  • Professional Communication
  • Technical Communication and Professional Writing
  • Liberal Arts
  • Sciences

Professional Programs

A minor in research and information studies is particularly appropriate for students in professional programs such as:

  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Psychology
  • Marketing
  • Human Services
  • Social Work
  • Public Administration
  • Management
  • Education
  • English
  • History

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