Information Science

We are in a connected world where humans, software applications and data are all linked through intricate networks. Everyday objects like cars, doorbells and coffee machines, specialized equipment for healthcare and even infrastructure like roads, are smart and communicate data. This data becomes useful when it is securely associated with other data, objects, individuals, groups and organizations to make decisions through computation to solve problems for society.

The Information Science major in the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems has been built to provide:

  • A strong foundation in the science of how data, human-centered systems and networks work together to solve problems
  • A broad understanding of systems analysis, data management, network design and security, and how they are integrated and work together to make effective decisions
  • Coursework that addresses cutting-edge subjects such as datamining, computer forensics, cloud computing, 5G wireless and information visualization    
  • Research projects with faculty, student peers, and local non-profits
  • Career agility – every industry needs information science expertise, so you’ll find successful career opportunities in healthcare, manufacturing, communications, finance, education, technology, and entertainment.

Major Requirements

Core

Required Upper-level Courses 

Required Math and Statistics

Elective Upper Level Courses

Regular INFSCI courses – 1100 level or higher (internships, directed studies, INFSCI 1700, and INFSCI capstone courses may NOT be used as elective major courses).

Capstone