B.S. Information Sciences
Welcome to the B.S. Information Sciences (BS/IS) Student Listserv! We are glad you are interested in the *NEW* Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences degree (officially begins Fall 2020)! Current ILLINOIS students should get started on the IS curriculum starting Fall 2019, and we encourage taking advantage of all the opportunities the iSchool has to offer.
Our emails will provide updated information as it is available, upcoming advising times, as well as events and opportunities with the iSchool.
Meet with Melissa for IS Advising to discuss your course plan, the requirements, and any additional questions. All students are welcome!
Express Advising: (Stop by any of the times below)
Located in Room 104 iSchool (501 E. Daniel St., Champaign)
- Thursday, August 22nd | 3:00pm-4:30pm | 104 iSchool
- Monday, August 26th | 1:30pm-3:30pm | 104 iSchool
- Tuesday, August 27th | 10:00am-11:30am | 104 iSchool
- Tuesday, August 27th | 1:30pm-3:30pm | 104 iSchool
- Friday, August 30th | 9:30am-11:30am | 104 iSchool
- Tuesday, September 3rd | 2:00pm-4:00pm | 104 iSchool
Additional days/times and appointment information will be emailed to students, including information on scheduling advising appointments
We are working on a number of details for our undergraduate program, but have created some guides for students available below.
BS/IS Degree Planning Sheet
Provides an overview of the course requirements for the BS/IS degree. Please meet for an advising session (times provided in the above 'Advising' section) to discuss your individual course plans and any possible course substitutions.
BS/IS Intercollegiate Transfer (ICT) Information Sheet
Information on the process, dates, and requirements for transferring into the BS/IS program.
Students should start taking IS courses this Fall 2019 semester to ensure they are on-track for the degree, and meeting the ICT (transfer) requirements. Two or more IS courses per semester are recommended. Please discuss options with IS Advising.
Additional recommended courses are listed on the ICT Information Sheet.
CORE IS Requirement (Counts as IS 309)
CRN 68256 | 9:30am-10:50am TR
Explores cultural ideas about computers, including hopes and dears about the effects of computers on our lives. Will analyze images of computers in fiction and movies. The course will also examine hackers, online subcultures, and other computer-related subcultures, and the integration of computers into various cultural practices.
Available for Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors (no other prerequisites required)
Elective IS Course (Counts in Curriculum)
CRN 71995 | Thursdays 1:00-3:50pm
Professor Ian Brooks, Director of the Center for Public Health Analytics
The course will examine the current state of global health informatics from both a local and global perspective, including opportunities and challenges. Focus will be placed on the transition from paper-based records to electronic systems, with a particular emphasis on large international open-source initiatives and use of mobile devices. Guest speakers will share their experiences with WHO, international education based on mobile devices, and regulatory issues.
Course Highlights: All students will have the opportunity to work on projects in close collaboration with the World Health Organization
Available for Juniors/Seniors (no other prerequisites)
Elective IS Course (Counts in Curriculum)
CRN 72044 | Mondays 11am-12:50pm & Wednesdays 9-9:50am
Where do transformative, world-changing innovations come from? How do they emerge? Who’s behind them? What makes them transformative? By drawing on past world-changing University of Illinois interdisciplinary innovation projects, this two-semester course sequence* and community lab will enable students from across the campus to imagine, research, and co-develop – via paper, media, and code-based prototypes – creative innovation cultures at the U of I and beyond.
Course will be taught by faculty from Engineering, Fine + Applied Arts, iSchool, Liberal Arts + Science, and Media
No prerequisites! Open to all majors and class levels! No previous research experience required!
We encourage students to get involved with the iSchool to learn more about Information Sciences. These experiences will help to strengthen your application to the BS/IS degree, and help build your personal and professional network.
Join iSchool students, staff, faculty and alumni for a tailgate for the Illini Soccer game on Sunday, September 15. As part of our iSchool Social series, each month we will hold a different social event to bring the iSchool community together.
All are welcome to join us at this free event. This is family friendly and fun, there will be food, beverages & games provided but feel free to bring something to eat or share. Admission to Illini Soccer games is free!
Tailgate: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Game starts at 1:00 p.m. There is a concession stand inside the stadium.