Information Studies Online Track


Starting in Fall 2017, the ICT program will offer a unique online degree track in Information Studies. Students in this program track are specially admitted and may complete their ICT degree fully online.

Information studies track students will learn how information can be created, communicated, stored, and/or transformed to benefit individuals, organizations, and society. In our information based society, teaching students practical skills for analyzing, processing, managing information that will allow them to then create technology-based solutions using a user-centered approach and evaluate the roles of information in a variety of organizational settings is a valuable skill set that is currently sought by employers.

Students in the Information Studies track may transfer hours (i.e., 60 hours) and will complete the Information Studies track, the major, and other University requirements (i.e., up to 60 hours total) completely online.

Click here to download a PDF of the IS track flyer. 


How to Apply

Apply through University of Kentucky Undergraduate Admissions by the following deadlines: 

Fall: July 15

Spring: October 15 

Summer I: April 30 

Summer II: May 31


IS Track Curriculum:

Pre-Major Requirements –3 courses, 9 hours(same across major):
ICT 200 - Information Literacy and Critical Thinking
ICT 201 - Personal Knowledge Management
ICT 202 - Technologies for Information Services

Core Major Requirements – 4 courses, 12 hours (same across major except for GCCR):
ICT 205 – Issues in ICT Policy (to be offered online)
ICT 305 – Data Detectives (to be offered online; GCCR – replaces ICT 300 for the Information Studies track majors only)
ICT 301 – Introduction to Databases (to be offered online)
ICT 596 – Practicum

Information Studies Track (IS Track) – 6 courses, 18 hours:
This focus area will be 18 hours. Thus, students will need to choose 6 courses from the following list:
ICT 311 – Introduction to Information Science (new; to be offered online)
ICT 315 – Human relations in IT (new; to be offered online)
ICT 316 – Universal access: information and working environments (new; to be offered online)
ICT 320 – Information architecture (new; to be offered online)
ICT 325 – Multimedia and Technology (new; to be offered online)
ICT 420 – Web Development for the Semantic Web (previously a special topics course; to be offered online)
ICT 415 – Technology Training and instructional strategies (new; to be offered online)

Free Electives – 7 courses, 21 hours:
Students may choose from online courses at the 300+ level that are offered by the University.

Cognate - 15 hours, (300+ level) outside the major

Transferred Hours- 60 credit hours:

If a student has not fulfilled the UK Core requirements, they should research options at their local community college or explore online options through UK (i.e., CIS 110, CIS 111, ICT 200). 


Degree Map

Students will have accummulated at least 60 hours worth of credits before being accepted to either program/track. 

Information Studies Track: Full-time Pathway (2 years)

Information Studies Track: Part-time Pathway (3 years) 

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