The School of Information Studies offers an 18-credit minor program in Information Management and Technology, which can be pursued along with a major in any college within Syracuse University. The minor is designed to give students knowledge of information technology and an understanding of information and communication challenges. It complements many majors because all organizations need people who understand information resources and information technology. Students who minor in information management and technology increase their employability in a variety of careers:
- Biology and chemistry majors who want to work in a research lab will be more employable when they can use online information systems to retrieve information and manage data.
- Retailing graduates are better prepared to work in business when they have skills in microcomputer applications and office systems technology.
- Communications students are better able to research information and present and package it effectively in video, audio, and print form.
- Economics, history, and political science majors with courses in information systems and information policy are better prepared to work in federal, state, and local government.
- Nursing and pre-med students are better prepared to work in an automated, information-intensive environment in the healthcare industry.
The most up-to-date curriculum information may be found in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.