At the heart of the USF iSchool is a shared focus on humans as central to information systems, services, and technology, and on the critical role of understanding how people interact with information in myriad forms. Our graduates serve communities throughout the state, the nation, and the world in libraries, government agencies, and a host of other information centers and contexts. Our faculty explore a host of research and scholarly issues ranging from the role of the library in the public sphere, to health informatics, to the organization of knowledge and archiving. Moreover, we are committed to being engaged with our communities and other professions, and we value interdisciplinary research that can inform best-practice as well as contribute to the knowledge of our broad discipline.
The School of Information is an academic unit in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). We currently offer three degrees: a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science, a Master of Science in Intelligence Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Science, as well as a minor in Intelligence Studies. The BS in Information Science is a STEM-based degree that includes five concentrations that articulate with high demand career paths: Data Science & Analytics, Health Informatics, Information Security, Intelligence Analysis, and Web Development Technologies. The MA in Library and Information Science has been continually accredited by the American Library Association since 1975. The MS in Intelligence Studies is also a STEM degree and includes two concentrations: Cyber Intelligence and Strategic Intelligence. The Cyber Intelligence Concentration is also offered through the USF-wide MS in Cybersecurity. The School of Information is designated an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.