May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
2023-2024 University Bulletin

Certificate in Informatics

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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 and 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 of library and information science degree, a master of science in information management degree, or a master in business administration degree, as well as a post-master degree accreditation for returning scholars who want to add the specialization to a completed master’s degree. 
  • Students who graduate with a Dominican master’s degree 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 their transcript. 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 .

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