Information Studies, 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

Organizational & Community Informatics
Choose at least 12 credit hours:
ISM 216
ISM 201Essentials of Cyber Security3
ISM 280Information Systems in Organizations3
ISM 301Systems and Process Analysis3
IST 443
IST 468Community Informatics3
IST 488Special Topics in Information Science3
IST 491Practicum in Information Science3
IST 498Capstone in Information Science3
LIS 530Researching Opportunities in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development3

Information Technology Training and Development Concentration Requirements  

Information Technology Training and Development
Choose at least 12 credit hours:
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
IST 436
Community Informatics
Instructional Design
IST 473
Special Topics in Information Science
Practicum in Information Science
Capstone in Information Science

Geographic Information Systems Concentration Requirements

Geographic Information Systems
Choose at least 12 credit hours:
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