Minor and Certificate Programs


The transcript-recognized undergraduate academic minor must be completed in conjunction with an undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin. For more information regarding the requirements for achieving a minor, including a comprehensive list of minors, please visit the Minors and Certificate Programs section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Information Studies Minor

Fifteen semester credit hours composed of:

INF 304DIntroduction to Information Studies3
Six upper-division hours of Information Studies6
Six additional hours of Information Studies6

Courses presented for the minor must have grades of at least C-.

Certificate Programs

A student may not earn any transcript-recognized certificate in the same field as his or her major, and at least one certificate course must be outside the requirements of the major. However, certificate courses outside the major may be counted toward other degree requirements.

Students admitted to transcript-recognized certificates must contact their academic advisers to have approved certificates added to their degree audit profiles.  This allows progress toward the credential to be tracked and ensures that certificates are added to official transcripts upon graduation, if all requirements are met.

To see a full list of certificates offered at the University, please see The University section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Digital Humanities Certificate

The digital humanities represent the area of study where humanities disciplines and studies in information engage digital tools, archives, artifacts, and information technologies. This certificate is designed to introduce students to the ideas, materials, and computational tools that underlie this field. It is open to students of all majors. Students take 18 credit hours from a selection of courses taught in different departments and colleges at The University of Texas at Austin and must earn a letter grade of C- or better in all courses required for certification. Some courses required by the certificate may also fulfill degree requirements established by a student's major department.

To earn the certificate, students must take:

Introduction to the Digital Humanities3
Information and Culture (Topic: Introduction to Digital Humanities)
Twelve hours of coursework including at least one methods-based course12
Foundations of Music Technology
Foundations of Digital Imaging and Visualization
Film and Game Scoring
Digital Production Art 2-D
Digital Production Art 3-D
Advanced 3-D Modeling
Transmedia: Digital Time-Art I
Transmedia: Digital Time-Art II
Transmedia: Digital Time-Art III
Information and Culture (Topic: Introduction to Databases)
Information in Society (Topic: Introduction to Audio Preservation and Reformatting)
Topics in Specialized Journalistic Skills (Topic 1: Mapping in Storytelling)
Foundations of Digital Sound and Music
Visual Media and Interaction
Digital Communications
Introduction to Information Studies
Information and Culture (Topic: Human Computer Interaction)
Information and Culture (Topic: Introduction to Digital Cultures)
Information and People (Topic: Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga)
Information and People (Topic: Media & Literacy)
Information Technology (Topic: Concepts and Practices in Information Security)
Beyond Google
Information in Cyberspace
Information Technology (Topic: Information Ethics)
Information Technology (Topic 1: Technologies of the Book)
Information in Society (Topic: Historical Museums: Context and Practice)
Social Media Journalism
Living in the Information Age
Topics in Writing (Approved title)
Advanced Studies in Digital Rhetoric (Topic: Digital Rhetorics of Satire)
Advanced Studies in Digital Rhetoric (Topic 8: Writing with Sound)
Advanced Studies in Digital Rhetoric (Topic 9: Digital Self and Rhetoric)
Topics in New Communication Technologies (Topic: Internet Cultures)
Tech Culture
Introduction to Electronic Media
Introduction to Computer Music
A capstone course involving project-based Digital Humanities work3
(Honors Tutorial Course)
(Honors Tutorial Course)
(Honors Tutorial Course)
(Honors Thesis)
(Honors Tutorial Course)
(Honors Tutorial Course)
(Honors Tutorial Course)
Advanced Studies in Digital Rhetoric
Honors Tutorial Course
(Honors Tutorial Course)
(Honors Tutorial Course)
Honors Tutorial Course
Honors Tutorial Course
Undergraduate Research Experience
Undergraduate Research Experience
Please Note:
Capstone courses may also be arranged as individual study courses between one student and one faculty member.