BACHELOR of Science in Information Science
Shape the future of information.
Find out how the BSIS is the right program for you:
The University of Arizona’s on-campus, STEM-designated Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) equips you with the versatile, cross-disciplinary skills you need to solve society’s most critical information challenges.
Students choose between one of two emphasis areas: Data Science or Interactive and Immersive Technologies. In the BSIS, you’ll gain the hands-on computational, mathematical and technological foundation you need to analyze and extend the digital world, opening the door to a wide variety of careers at the intersection of information, people and technology.
* Average salary for information science bachelor's graduates according to Zippia, January 2024.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THE BSIS
- Computational thinking to solve a wide range of information and data challenges
- Collection, manipulation, analysis and interpretation of different types of data at different scales
- Research methods and presentation skills for data and information science
- Information and communication programming, technologies and tools and the implications of their uses
- Scientific and social uses of information
- Social, cultural and economic implications of digital life and culture
- Recognition and analysis of ethical and policy concerns raised by new technologies
- Effective communication across cultures and with diverse peoples and groups
- How to craft effective, ethical solutions for data and information challenges