B.S. Information Sciences
This email provides updates for the B.S. Information Sciences (BS/IS) degree. This degree officially begins Fall 2020, but we encourage students to begin taking courses immediately, work with our advisor, and become involved with the iSchool.
Visit our website for information (website should now be public for all to view).
Meet with Melissa for IS Advising to discuss your course plan, the requirements, and any additional questions. All students are welcome!
Schedule Advising Appointment: https://my.ischool.illinois.edu/advising/
Additional appointments times added frequently. Advising appointments located in Room 104 School of Information Sciences Building (corner of Daniel St. & Fifth St.).
Stop by during any of the times listed below (times/locations available on our website). iSchool is located on 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign
*NEW Course Information*
IS 203 Analytical Foundations for Information Problems
- We are currently working on MATH substitutions for this course and will include information to this email list and on our website when available. Many students will have a substitution for this course complete.
IS 205 Programming for Information Problems
- Substitutions for this course include: CS 101, CS 105, CS 125, CS/STAT/IS 107. If you have completed one of these courses or have proficiency credit, you do not need to take IS 205.
- Our curriculum includes IS Electives which allows students to explore various courses of interest, or a certain Pathway (Information & Culture; Data & Society; Data Analytics/Data Science; Human Computer Interaction/User Experience).
- Beyond the IS and INFO courses, there will be a number of courses across campus that may be approved within our curriculum. We are working on providing this list on our website (pending faculty approval), but we are able to review these when you meet for advising.
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.
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!
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)
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.
Sep 4, 2019 | 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM | Along First Street between Hazelwood and St. Mary's Road | Details
Learn more about the resources and opportunties Research Park has to offer students at this fun and informal social event.
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.