2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Management and Technology Minor

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Deborah Nosky, Program Director, 230 Hinds Hall; (315) 443-1864 dlnosky@syr.edu


Minor in Information Management & Technology


The 18-credit minor program in Information Management and Technology can be taken with any SU major with the approval of the student’s home college. The minor complements many majors because all organizations need people who understand information resources and information technology. Students who minor in Information Management and Technology will increase their employability in a variety of careers.

  • Science and research majors who want to work in a research lab will be more employable if they can use online information systems to retrieve information and manage data, such as genome sequences.
  • Retailing and business students will be better prepared to work in business if they have skills in microcomputer applications and office systems technology.
  • Communications students must be able to research information, present and package it effectively in video, audio, and print form. An information management and technology minor will provide those skills.
  • Arts and Science majors with courses in information systems and information policy will find many opportunities to work in federal, state, and local government.
  • Health and Human Services majors who minor in Information Management and Technology will be better prepared to work in the automated, information-intensive environment of the health care industry.
  • Visual and art majors will learn how information technology gives them new tools by which to enhance the world.


Students considering the minor may delay enrolling until their third year of study. However, interested students are encouraged to begin planning with a School of Information Studies Advisor during the first or second year. Students are required to fill out a brief application form. Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.0. Depending upon available spaces, students with GPAs below 3.0 may be considered. However, there may be times when GPA requirements will be higher than 3.0 due to space restrictions. Students must also meet other criteria as determined by the faculty of the School of Information Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

1.Know how to start a business in terms of both formal and informal processes and practices. 

2.Know how to develop core technologies, proof of concept, or prototype of a product or service.

3.Know how to obtain users, generate revenue and/or obtain financing for their business. 


I. Required Courses (9 credits)

II. Electives (9 credits)

Select three other information management and technology courses, preferably from one or more of the information management and technology concentrations.  A minimum of 12 credits of coursework MUST be at the 300+ level.

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