Information Sciences, BS

For the Degree of Bachelor of Science: Major in Information Science


Initial Admission Term: Fall 2020


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school website: School of Information Sciences

school faculty: iSchool Faculty


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The Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences prepares students for a wide range of careers within the knowledge economy. It develops skills in organizing and managing digital information; using information in particular application areas; and understanding the human dimensions, social context, and policy implications of information technology. Students must demonstrate proficiency in at least one programming language in order to graduate. This may be demonstrated through completion of IS 205, an equivalent course in another department, or by passing a proficiency test established by the school. The degree is offered on campus.

Departmental Distinction: The top 10% of the B.S.I.S graduating class will graduate with distinction.

Minimum required major and supporting course work: Students must earn at least 51 hours in the School of Information Sciences or in approved courses offered by other departments. Students must demonstrate proficiency in at least one programming language.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements .

GPA Requirement: 2.5 - Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (A = 4.00) in all courses presented for the degree and a cumulative 2.50 grade point average for all courses taken in the School. 

Minimum required major and supporting course work: Students must earn at least 51 hours in the School of Information Sciences or in approved courses offered by other departments. Students must demonstrate proficiency in at least one programming language.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements .

GPA Requirement: 2.5 - Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (A = 4.00) in all courses presented for the degree and a cumulative 2.50 grade point average for all courses taken in the School. 


Core Curriculum

Hours Required in Core Curriculum51
IS 101
IS 101 Introduction to Information Sciences
Social Aspects Info Tech
IS 203
IS 203 Analytical Foundations for Information Problems
IS 204
IS 204 Research Design in Information Sciences
IS 205
IS 205
IS 206
IS 206
IS 307
or IS 308 or IS 309
School of Information Sciences Electives or approved courses in other departments30
Additional electives outside of the school and General Education Requirements 21
Hours required for graduation123