About the school
of Information

Arizona's iSchool.

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The School of Information (iSchool) at the University of Arizona explores the intersections of people, data and technology, empowering a diverse, equitable and inclusive future through information.

As UArizona's newest college, we stand at the forefront of education, research and service, offering innovation and excellence in information science while preparing students for tomorrow's data-driven workforce.

With five undergraduate degrees and four graduate degrees, as well as certificates and minors, our students are trained to become changemakers in the fields of information security and management, library science, data science and visualization, game design and development, games and behavior, esports, immersive technologies, computational arts and more.

Our world-class faculty conduct interdisciplinary research in archival studies, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, biodiversity informatics, data management and curation, computer vision, computer-mediated communication and learning, natural language processing, social networking, human-computer interfaces, dark networks, computational art and creation, library sciences and beyond.

"I chose the iSchool because it gave me the flexibility to explore the things I am most interested in. I don’t know of any other college that affords its students such flexibility."
Kapua Ioane, BS in Information Science '23


Several iSchool degrees are ranked in the top 11 nationally, including Data Science, Information Science, and Library and Information Science.

Our Mission

  1. Lead the global iSchool community, catalyzing society's capacity to tackle complex problems while ensuring diverse, equitable and inclusive futures for all.
  2. Advance state-of-the-art sociotechnical convergence science—across the University of Arizona and beyond—equipping students to succeed in addressing our collective grand challenges.
  3. Build core strengths in data science and machine learning, extended reality, digital collections and culture into world-class centers of excellence.
  4. Generate actualizing resources that foster robust engagement and lifelong learning, empowered by compelling partnerships across academic networks, diverse communities and public and private enterprise.


The School of Information has four primary goals and several subsequent objectives.

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iSchool degree programs provide education focusing on services and technologies for knowledge, information and data creation, organization, management, access and use in various settings and environments.

1.1. By the end of their program, students will demonstrate the competencies related to their area of study.

1.2. Graduates will be prepared to show accomplishment and leadership as their careers unfold.

1.3. The iSchool will recruit and retain faculty, both full-time and part-time, in sufficient numbers and with relevant expertise and commitment to teaching to support the achievement of the goals and objectives of the iSchool and the curriculum, including student achievement of learning outcomes.

1.4. The curriculum will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the study of knowledge and information.

1.5. The curriculum will maintain quality and excellence in online, hybrid and face-to-face courses, participating in review by peers, university resources such as the Office of Instruction and Assessment, and external review resources such as Quality Matters.

1.6. The curriculum will address the needs of the program’s constituencies, including students, alumni and employers in the information professions.

Faculty will conduct original scholarly inquiry and research related to knowledge, information and data creation, organization, management, access and use in a multitude of environments and cultural communities. Through the dissemination of their research, the faculty foster learning and dialogue about professional and societal issues important in the age of information.

2.1. Faculty hired on tenure track will be tenure-capable and will be supported in their efforts to achieve tenure.

2.2. Faculty hired on continuing track will be supported in their efforts to design and teach courses ,provide service to the iSchool and its constituencies, and participate in professional activities.

2.3. Faculty disseminate the results of their work through presentations and publications in venues and locales appropriate to their research, scholarly and outreach goals and objectives.

The iSchool strives to foster diverse perspectives in its curriculum, research and outreach and to provide inclusive opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

3.1. Diverse perspectives, including diverse multicultural and multiethnic perspectives, are represented in the curriculum.

3.2. The iSchool strives to achieve diversity in its student body.

3.3. The iSchool strives to achieve diversity in its faculty, both full-time and part-time.

3.4. The iSchool strives to achieve diversity in its staff.

The iSchool acts as a catalyst for enhancing knowledge and information resources, technologies and services in Arizona, the Southwest, the nation and internationally through connections and interactions with communities, employers and other constituencies interested in knowledge and information issues in a changing society.

4.1. The iSchool develops and maintains connections, interactions and collaborations with local, state and national library and information professional communities.

4.2. The iSchool develops connections, interactions and collaborations with other disciplines and constituencies interested in knowledge and information issues in a changing society.

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