B.S. Information Sciences
We are glad you are interested in the B.S. Information Sciences (BS/IS) degree! In today’s technology-centered job market, there is a high demand for information professionals. By earning a BS/IS from the iSchool, you’ll gain a competitive edge. Our interdisciplinary, STEM-designated degree will prepare students for careers in a variety of fields.
This degree officially begins Fall 2020, but we encourage students to begin taking courses this year, meet with us for academic advising, and become involved with the iSchool.
Find More Information on our BS/IS WEBSITE
As a BS/IS student, you’ll learn how to manage data and other types of information to help organizations achieve their goals. You’ll become an information technology expert who understands the human perspective, social context, and policy implications.
- Design information systems and services
- Organize, manage, and evaluate information for diverse users
- Interpret data for real-world application and collaboration
Follow a "Pathway," or take courses across all of our areas:
This degree will prepare you to apply your skills in fields such as business and finance, consulting, IT, education, health care, arts, communications, and government. Find out more about possible careers.
- Data analyst
- Information technology analyst
- Data architect
- User experience designer
- Technology support specialist
- Database manager
- Market research analyst
- Policy analyst
- Project manager
- Web content analyst/manager
The DARS (Degree Audit) for the B.S. Information Sciences degree is now available. Students (and advisors) will be able to access the audit in the Degree Audit System, by selecting a different degree program and looking for 'ULP – iSCH' and 'Information Sciences.' View how your previous and current courses are counting within our degree. Please note: substitutions and IS electives outside of IS/INFO will not be automatically pulled into the requirements (please discuss with an iSchool Advisor).
Additional information is available on our website about the application process, including tentative questions, materials, and dates. Fall 2020 is the first term we are able to admit students to the BS/IS program, and the application will be available in mid-March.
Fall 2019 - Second 8-weeks (begins 10/21)
Section ERU (3 hours) | CRN 62218
*Counts as IS Advanced Elective
REQUIRED: Sophomore or above (30+ hours)
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Coffee Chat With The FBI | 10:00-11:30am | Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street, Room 213
FBI Information Session | 4:00-5:00pm | Career Center, 715 S. Wright St.
Resume Reviews With The FBI | 2:00 - 3:30pm | Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street, Room 213
Other Campus Opportunities
Intersect i-Program: The Intersect i-Program is coming up on October 5th! This program focuses on teaching skills in: relationship-building, interpersonal communication, & team development. Students who participate will do some hands-on activities to explore group dynamics and work with fellow students to accomplish team challenge goals! FREE for all students and you get FREE food!! Register: https://leadership.illinois.edu/login (Login using your Illinois Net ID, Click on the Registration tab to select and register for the appropriate i-Program sessions)