The School of Information offers three undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Information Science and Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Information Science and eSociety, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology. Each degree provides students with the broad knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively and flexibly as part of an information-based workforce. While students in the B.S. and B.A. programs study a wide range of topics relating to the ways in which information is obtained, stored, organized, processed, and understood, they differ in their focus.
B.A. in Information Science and eSociety
NEW! Also offered in UA Online!
A degree in Information Science and eSociety prepares students for contemporary life and work in the 21st century by introducing students to social network theories and analysis, digital storytelling, information manipulation and propaganda, digital discourse, web design, and the impact of social media on daily life. eSociety students are taught to think critically about information technologies and understand the human cooperation, behaviors, and biases that underlie digitally mediated communication.
Potential jobs in this field include: Social Media Specialist, Marketing Research Analyst, Digital Marketing Director, and Online Content Writer/Editor.
Some information about the origins of eSociety, since re-named to the current B.A. degree in Information Science and eSociety, can be viewed here
Requirements for the Information Science and eSociety B.A.:
- If your catalog year is Fall 2016 or after, your degree requirements can be found in the file attachment below.
- If your catalog year is 2015 or before, please contact the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for your degree requirements.
- It is important to consult your advisement report to clarify your catalog year!
Ask about a double major in eSociety and Communication!