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As an undergraduate student in the Department of Information Science, you will learn to collect, analyze and interpret many different information sources to understand our world. You’ll study how we interact with all things digital, including software, devices and algorithms. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to create social and technological solutions that are truly engaging for those who use them, apply those solutions to real problems and evaluate their effectiveness.

You will also apply information science to the topics that matter to you. From journalism to music to healthcare, you will gain tools that can address many problems. By applying your new knowledge, you’ll address real problems and create an impact on our society.

You will:

  • acquire skills in multiple forms information analysis, from small data to big data, from quantitative to qualitative, from data exploration to information exposition;

  • learn the computing skills you need to support information analysis, including prototype building and scripting for working with data;

  • master human-centered design and research design, leaving you able to craft solutions and evaluate their use;

  • understand social and ethical contexts of information and technology; and

  • understand how people interact with technology and with each other in technological contexts, including training in appropriate socio-behavioral theories.