• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

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

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:

  • 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

    *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.

  • LIS-S 201Foundations of Data Studies3 Credits
  • LIS-S 202Data Organization and Representation 3 Credits
  • LIS-S 301Data Policy and Governance 3 Credits
  • LIS-S 305Data Curation and Management 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $293.16
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $879.48
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1015.90
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3047.70

-Additional fees will apply. 

-This program is ineligible for financial aid.

What's it like to be an IU Online Student?

  • Earn an IU education from wherever you are

    When you enroll in an IU Online program, you take IU classes, taught by the same faculty who teach on our campuses.

    It's the flexible, affordable way to get the IU education you deserve without putting your life—or career—on hold.

  • Get the support you need to succeed

    As a student in an IU Online program, you'll have the opportunity to engage with and seek help from your professors and peers, just as you would in a campus-based program.

    You'll also have access to a variety of academic and other support services that you can call on when you need additional assistance. You're an important part of the IU community and we're dedicated to ensuring you have the resources you need to thrive in your online program.

  • Reap the rewards for decades to come

    No matter what field you're in, an IU degree or certificate can improve your chances of earning a promotion or pay raise.

    You'll also earn skills that will help you to achieve success for the foreseeable future, whether you're seeking to complete an advanced degree in your current field or switch career paths altogether.

  • Take the first step toward a more rewarding future

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