The ever-increasing pace of technological innovation requires a more information-savvy workforce that understands not only the how, what, where, when, and why of technology and data but how to apply that knowledge. At the University of Arizona’s School of Information, we have faculty and students engaged in research and education around all aspects of the information sciences without regard for disciplinary boundaries. We do research in: artificial intelligence; data management and curation; computer vision; computer-mediated communication and learning; natural language processing; social networking; human computer interfaces; dark networks; computational art creation; eCommerce, eGovernment, and eHealth; computational music; library sciences; educational and entertainment technologies; and much more.
We are preparing our graduates to be the doers, thinkers, solvers, and game-changers, not only of the problems and opportunities we see now, but also of the myriad scenarios we can’t yet imagine but are sure to arise during our students’ lifetimes.
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Minimum number of units required: 12
Transfer units allowed: 3 UA NDS allowed: 6
Courses Offered Online? All
How many units may double-dip with an affiliated degree program? 9
Required Courses: _12_ units of the following:
LIS 581 – Information Literacy and Pedagogy (3.00 units)
LIS 583 – eLearning for Librarians and Other Information Professionals (3.00 units)
LIS 586 – Learning Design for Librarians and Other Information Professionals (3.00 units)
LIS 693 – Internship (3.00 units) (Students completing the MA-LIS may use their LIS698 Capstone Internship for their internship requirement)
Are substitutions allowed for coursework? Yes, up to 3 units may be substituted with advisor approval.
The School of Information will apply the same admissions criteria as it currently does for the M.A. and our other certificate programs.
All students will be required to complete all coursework within 4 years.
The School of Information will accept up to three units of transfer credit from a graduate program; courses must be approved by the Advisor or Certificate Coordinator.