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Information science

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Interested in an information science degree?

The Bachelor of Arts in information science isn’t just about coding — it is about understanding user experience and how technologies shape the world. The interdisciplinary program provides students with a well-rounded perspective informed by engineering, computer science, management and the social sciences.

Students seeking an information science degree have the 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 and experts in human-centered design and information management. They have the skills to design and create new interactive technologies, organize and manage groups of people through technologies and contribute to the solution of pressing information policy issues.

ALUMNI PURSUITS

Graduates with an information science degree pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that brings together perspectives from engineering and computer science with those from management and the social sciences.

Alumni work at: 

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Social media companies like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Alumni work as: 

  • Information technology managers
  • Directors of information technology and management
  • Cybersecurity professionals
  • CEOs and executives
  • Professors and educators

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