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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 perspectivesocial 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:

 
 
CAREERS

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
INTERESTED STUDENT EMAIL LIST

Sign-up for the Interested Student Listserv to receive the most up-to-date information about our degree, upcoming opportunities, and dates/deadlines.

 
 
ADVISING
 
 
 
 

https://my.ischool.illinois.edu/advising/
Room 104 School of Information Sciences
501 E. Daniel St., Champaign - Corner of 5th and Daniel

 
 

Stop by 104 School of Information Sciences: 
Weds., Oct. 2nd | 9:30am-11:30am | 104 iSchool (501 E. Daniel St.)

 
 
DEGREE INFORMATION
 
 

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).

 
 

ICT (Transfer)/Dual-Degree 
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.

 
 

BS/IS Degree Requirements
Find the courses required for the degree in this section of our website, or look at our Pathways.

 
 
Fall 2019 - Second 8-weeks (begins 10/21)
Monday & Friday 1-3:50 pm | CUC FabLab
Section ERU (3 hours) | CRN 62218
*Counts as IS Advanced Elective
REQUIRED: Sophomore or above (30+ hours)
This course will explore the intersection of storytelling, interaction design and user experience through a focus on fabrication and computational thinking concepts relevant to the design of escaperooms. Read Full Description in Course Explorer
 
 
GET INVOLVED
 
 
 
 

Interested in meeting Silicon Valley's biggest players in entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture capital over winter break? Spend Jan. 12-18 visiting startups and leading tech companies while networking with prominent, entrepreneurial alumni. Cost associated with trip. Apply by Sept. 30. Read More & Apply

 
 

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, World Business Chicago, and the University of Illinois invite top college students to apply for Chicago's premier tech talent program. ThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week is an annual program inviting 200 of the brightest engineering, design, and entrepreneurial college students for 3 days of talks, tours, tips and trainings with Chicago's fast growing tech ecosystem. Program is FREE. DEADLINE TO APPLY: OCT. 2 by 11:59PM. Read More & Apply

 
 

The Career Center is excited to host our first “Work-It-Wednesday: Connect With Recruiters” of the fall semester featuring the FBI on Wednesday, October 2. The FBI will be offering three opportunities to connect with students interested in careers with the agency:
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

 
 
 
 

3:00-5:00PM | Lincoln Hall Room 1092
Learn from industry experts on how to make your resume stand out among other applicants. Read More

 
 

Oct. 4 | 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM | EnterpriseWorks Atrium
A community of both students and professionals in the field of data science will come together to discuss relevant problems and solutions in their field. This group meets monthly. Details & Registration

 
 

Two upcoming hackathons for student & faculty in AI problem solving. There are four two-hour tutorials prior to each to train entrants on the HAL compute clusters that will be used for running hackathon code. Hackathons will be full-day events on NCSA-NVIDIA AI Hackathon I Oct. 5-6 (APPLY by SEPT. 30) & Nov. 9-10 (future application).

 
 

Show off your skills in communicating information visually! All submissions must be a visual or graphic representation of data. Students can compete to win up to $400 in this contest sponsored by the University Library. Read More & Enter

 
 
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)

 
 
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