Bachelor of Science

Information Science & Technology

 

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Explore information systems and computational methods that are being used to transform data and information into knowledge.

About the Major

A B.S. degree in Information Science and Technology will give you the mathematical and computational foundation to analyze and extend the digital world. The B.S. is more technical than our B.A. in Information Science & Arts, including higher math requirements and specialized courses.

Areas of Study

You'll take courses in advanced computing techniques, machine learning, data science, artificial intelligence, and other cutting-edge topics.  

Courses for the B.S. in Information Science and Technology are organized into three tiers:

  • Core Courses: dealing with enormous quantities of data, computer programming, digital ethics, statistics, and the fundamental ideas in information science.

  • Research Methods, Computational Arts, and SocietyCoursework in data science as well computational arts and media. Coursework can include creative coding, technology of sound, designing installations, and theories of new media.

  • Intensive Computing: customized course selection based on student focus. Coursework can include informatics applications, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, and virtual reality, as well as a required Individual Studies Component and Senior Capstone (ISTA 498) course. 

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Required Minor

You are required to have a minor or second major. Common minors to pair with this degree include computer science, math, and business administration.

Career Pathways

Our graduates are highly sought after for careers such as:

  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Information security manager
  • Information architect
  • Internet applications programmer
  • Web designer and administrator
  • User experience (UX) designer
  • System Developer