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Marrying a strong technical component with coursework in the human aspects of computing, our information science program will provide you with the skills to link people and technology.


While the technical component encompasses computer programming, database and text management systems, telecommunications, expert systems and statistics, the human perspective includes assessing information needs and exploring the social effects of information systems.


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Opportunities

You’ll gain experiences that develop both computational competence and the ability to link people with technology — as well as the skills needed to participate in a field that continually adapts to match emerging technologies with evolving information requirements. Our strong internship program and networks provide many opportunities for hands-on experience in that in-demand field.

Outcomes

Opportunities include

  • Information specialist
  • Librarian
  • Computer operator
  • System manager
  • User support technician
  • Laboratory specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Database manager

Graduate studies may include

  • Software engineering
  • Information technology
  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Human-computer interaction

Facilities

State-of-the-art facilities in the new Shineman Center include workspaces configured for class-based, small-group and individual activities. Our labs provide a great learning, testing and training ground for future success.

“I presented research on instructional technologies, titled 'Physics Learning Strategies with Multi-touch Technology.' It’s basically using fingers to touch screens and other objects in a collaborative environment. We have a 60-inch diagonal screen — as many people as can fit around it can participate.”

— Mark Potter ’11