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The School of Information offers a Minor in Informatics to all UBC undergraduate students in degree programs that allow students to complete a Minor in the Faculty of Arts.

Minor in Informatics

The Minor in Informatics is an interdisciplinary program that explores the study and application of information, data, and digital technologies. The Minor has three main academic focal areas: information and data literacy; the application of information technologies using human-centred design methodologies, and socio-technical perspectives on the role of digital technologies in the information society. The Minor in Informatics is administered through the School of Information and operates in cooperation with other units offering elective courses in the program.

Students may declare their Minor in Informatics after completing 27 credits (Year 2 standing).

The Minor consists of 30 credits, of which at least 18 credits must be at the 300-level or above. Students enrolled in the Minor must complete:

9 credits of required courses:

  • INFO 100 (3) (De)coding information and Why it matters
  • INFO 200 (3) Foundations of Informatics
  • INFO 300 (3) Information and Data Design

21 credits from the list of approved courses, of which at least 15 credits must be at the 300-level or above, including:

  • At least 9 credits from Applications: DSCI 100, ENGL 335, INFO 250, INFO 301, INFO 303, INFO 401, INFO 402, INFO 419, LING 242, LING 342
  • At least 9 credits from Ideas: ANTH 378, ANTH 431, ARCL 424, CPSC 100, ENGL 232, ENGL 332, GERM 412, HIST 109, HIST 392, HIST 393, HIST 495, INFO 302, INFO 304, INFO 441, INFO 456, LING 100, PHIL 230, PHIL 250, PHIL 351

Lower-level Requirements

  • INFO 100 and INFO 200
  • 6 credits of lower-level courses from the List of Approved Courses

Upper-level Requirements

  • INFO 300
  • 15 credits of upper-level courses from the List of Approved Courses

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