Nov 30, 2021  
2017-2018 University Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Certificate in Informatics


The study of informatics in Dominican’s SOIS blends technology skills with the study of the socio-cultural consequences of information and communication technologies.

As rapidly changing and emerging technologies pervade the majority of people’s work and home lives, it is increasingly important that we have a greater understanding of the human dimension of information and communication technologies-the impact that these technologies have on individuals, organizations and society.

Many industry-specific specializations have arisen within the study of informatics, including information access, information architecture, information retrieval, health informatics, crisis informatics and community informatics.

Informatics is particularly relevant for LIS professionals with responsibilities as: 

  • Web developers
  • Crisis information managers
  • Information officers
  • Online community builders and content managers.

Additional Information


  • Certificates are offered for students currently pursuing a master’s of library and information science degree or returning scholars who want to add the specialization to a completed Dominican MLIS degree or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited graduate library program. Candidates work in collaboration with a faculty advisor to shape a plan of study.
  • Students who graduate with an MLIS lacking one or more courses towards a certificate can enroll in the course(s) any time within five years of graduating in order to add the certificate to the MLIS. Students must enroll as a student-at-large (credit-bearing), not as an auditor (non-credit-bearing).
  • Students seeking two certificates may use courses that “count” toward more than one to fulfill requirements for both certificates. In other words, if a course is eligible for two certificates the student need only take it once, and may apply its credit toward both.
  • Students may also combine this certificate with other coursework toward the Master of Professional Studies .