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Applied Information Science

Undergraduate Certificate

In the Information Age, data fluency is crucial to navigate challenges presented by the everyday creation and collection of masses of data. As a student in the IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Information Science, you learn to document and organize data, curate it for specific needs, and build infrastructures to understand its meaning. You harness the potential of large datasets while exploring the social, ethical, and technical questions that arise from big data.

Specific areas of focus include:

  • Data analysis and manipulation
  • Data organization and access
  • Data policy development
  • Database design
  • Data management, including backup and security

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Information Science prepares you for such careers as:

  • Data curator
  • Data project manager
  • Document management specialist
  • Logistics analyst
  • Logistics manager
  • Market research analyst
  • Operations research analyst

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Information Science, you must complete 15 credit hours.

Student Services

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  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU


INFO-I 308*Information Representation3 Credits
LIS-S 201Foundations of Data Studies3 Credits
LIS-S 202Data Organization and Representation3 Credits
LIS-S 301Data Policy and Governance3 Credits
LIS-S 305Data Curation and Management3 Credits
*INFO-I 308 may be substituted with a different course on relational databases, including CIT 21400, CSCI-N 211, CSCI 44300, and HIM-M 200.
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