Bachelor of Arts in Information Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Information Science brings together perspectives from engineering and computer science with those from management and the social sciences. This degree is not just about coding, it is about understanding user experience and how technologies shape the world. This major produces interdisciplinary and in demand professionals who are experts in human-centered design and information management. Students have a choice of following one of three paths: the design of human-centered technologies, media and information management, or information and society. Graduates leave the program as information entrepreneurs, with the skills to design and create new interactive technologies, the ability to organize and manage groups of people through technologies, and expertise in the collection and analysis of data. They also have the capacity to contribute to the solution of pressing information policy issues, such as privacy and security in areas such as health, education, finance, and management.

Educational Objectives of Information Science

  • Preparation for a career as an information professional
  • Design and create new interactive technologies
  • Manage organizations that use information technologies
  • Create policies that govern the use of technologies in organizations and society
  • Understand and address the relationship between technology and society

Careers in Information Science

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many information science jobs are among the fastest growing jobs in the United States and pay significantly above the median annual income for all occupations.

  • Interface Developer
  • Interaction Designer
  • User Experience Lead
  • User Experience Architect
  • Application and Software Developer
  • IT Service Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Big Data Analyst
  • Database Support/Administrator
  • Web Application Front-end Developer
  • Digital Marketing Expert
  • Information Technologist
  • Business Analyst
  • Network Architect
  • IT Strategy Analyst
  • Media and IT Consultant
  • Market/Media Researcher
  • Media and IT Policy Analyst
  • Media and IT Entrepreneur
  • Social entrepreneur