Information Science, B.S.

Overall Requirements

  • 120 credit hours
  • Minimum grade of C required in all courses listed under Major Requirements
  • Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 for admission into this program. 

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

Major Requirements

Required27
Information Use in a Digital World *
Introduction to Information Science
Human Information Behavior
Information Organization
Project Management in Information Organizations
Data Literacy
Information Storage and Retrieval
Information Ethics and Policy
Capstone in Information Science **

Academic Concentration Requirements

12 credits with a grade of C or better as listed below.

All students majoring in Information Studies are required to complete an approved academic concentration consisting of 12 credits in one of the following areas:  Organizational & Community Informatics, Information Technology Training and Development, or Geographic Information Systems.

Select one of the concentrations as detailed following the major requirements.

  • Organizational and Community Informatics
  • Information Technology Training and Development
  • Geographic Information Systems

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 120 credit hours required for degree.

Organizational and Community Informatics Concentration Requirements

Select a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following12
Essentials of Cyber Security
Information Systems in Organizations
Systems and Process Analysis
IST 443
Community Informatics
Special Topics in Information Science
Practicum in Information Science
Capstone in Information Science
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Information Technology Training and Development Concentration Requirements

Select a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following12
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Website Production and Usability For Information Professionals
Community Informatics
Instructional Design
IST 473
Special Topics in Information Science
Practicum in Information Science
Capstone in Information Science

Geographic Information Systems Concentration Requirements

Select a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following12
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Research Methods in Geography
Principles of Cartography
Geographic Information Systems
Remote Sensing of Environment
Geographic Information Science
Practicum in Information Science
Capstone in Information Science