B.S. Information Science

The incredible pace that information and communication technologies have transformed our world means that the next generation of information professionals must have the knowledge and skills needed to become leaders in a complex information society. They not only need to understand core technologies that our information world is built upon, but how this impacts people's lives and the mission of organizations of all kinds.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Science program is meant to prepare students for leadership careers in a wide array of environments and contexts related to the emerging knowledge economy. The program integrates critical skills in information technology with the solid theoretical and disciplinary foundations of information science. Emphasis is given to understanding how people interact with information and technology; the complexities of the information society; information creation, storage, and organization applications and theories; information architecture; and related knowledge and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate new tools and approaches to solve emerging information problems.

The B.S. in Information Science prepares students for high-demand, high-paying occupations in a variety of information contexts, with five different concentrations:

Intelligence Studies Minor

Students may also elect to declare a minor in Intelligence Studies (IS). Requirements for the Minor in Intelligence Studies (12 credit hours) are listed in the Declaration of Minor Form which must be completed and submitted to your undergraduate advisor.

Health Informatics Minor

The minor in Health Informatics will provide students with foundational competencies in health informatics.  Areas of emphasis include the design, development, adoption, implementation, and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, public health, consumer health, and health information management.  Health information technology standards, terminology, policy, privacy and security are also covered in this minor program.

Students will be required to take 2 core courses to cover the fundamentals of health informatics.  The students will then be able to tailor their minor towards there career path by selecting two electives.


Students in all concentrations round out their programs of study with electives, selected in consultation with their advisors.