Information Science BA

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.

Overview

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.

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.

State-of-the-art facilities in the 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.

Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts

Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation

This $118 million-dollar facility serves as the home for the mathematics, science, computing and engineering programs. This 230,00 square-foot center features a planetarium, three observation decks, a greenhouse, extensive laboratories and state of-the-art equipment.

Outcomes

  • Knowledge in fundamental application and theoretical foundation
  • Understanding ethical standards
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in groups

Career Opportunities

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

The Oswego faculty has been here for me the whole time. The majority of help has come from two of my information science professors, they have helped me choose this degree and succeed in it no matter what obstacle I face.

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