Information Sciences, BS

For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences


Initial Admission Term: Fall 2020


school website:School of Information Sciences

school faculty: iSchool Faculty


overview of school admission & requirements: http://catalog.illinois.edu/schools/ischool/academic-units/#undergraduatetext

school office: 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL 61820

email: ischool@illinois.edu


The Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences prepares students for a wide range of careers within the knowledge economy.  In today’s technology-centered job market, there is a high demand for information professionals. By earning a B.S. in Information Sciences (BS/IS) from the School of Information Sciences (iSchool), you will gain a competitive edge. Our interdisciplinary, STEM-designated degree will prepare students for careers in a variety of fields. As a BS/IS student, you’ll learn how to manage data and other types of information to help organizations achieve their goals. You will become an information technology expert who understands the human perspective, social context, and policy implications.

degree website: School of Information Sciences, B.S.

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

For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences


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, approved by an IS advisor. Twelve hours of 300/400 level (advanced) courses in Information Sciences (IS) must be taken on this campus. 

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

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
Introduction to Information Sciences
IS 101 Introduction to Information Sciences
Social Aspects Info Tech
Analytical Foundations for Information Problems
IS 203 Analytical Foundations for Information Problems
IS 204Research Design for Information Sciences3
IS 204 Research Design in Information Sciences
IS 205Programming for Information Problems3
IS 206Introduction to Database Concepts & Applications3
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