Information Science considers the relationships between people, places and technology, as well as the data that results from those interactions. The department's interdisciplinary approach draws on social science, the humanities and computer science, allowing us not only to imagine what today’s technology makes possible, but to invent new things society can do with technology. Graduates will have the conceptual machinery and practical skills to succeed in a future characterized by new ways of working, communicating, creating and effecting change in the world.
Minor in Information Science
All courses in the information science minor are taken in the Department of Information Science.
BS in Information Science
Students in the Department of Information Science will learn to collect, analyze and interpret many different information sources to understand our world. Students will study how we interact with all things digital, including software, devices and algorithms. Upon graduation, students will 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.
PhD in Information Science
The PhD program is for students who want to engage in empirical investigations of interdisciplinary problems. Students in the PhD program will learn a diversity of methods, theoretical frameworks, design practices and computational techniques. A PhD student's scholarly practice will include collaborative research on grant-driven projects.