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BS/IS Spring 2020 Courses Click here 
We will offer both BS/IS required and elective courses in a variety of areas. If you are interested in the BS/IS curriculum, make an advising appointment to discuss your course plans. IS 300/400s will initially be restricted to students who have come in for advising and plan on transferring into the BS/IS curriculum (students will receive a link to complete a course request form prior to registration). All course descriptions may be found on our
 courses page

Find information about careers, transfer/dual-degree requirements and application, events, and various other areas on our BS/IS WEBSITE.


iSchool Research Showcase
Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 12:00-4:30 PM
Illini Union, Ballrooms A & B
Our annual Research Showcase shares human-centered, interdisciplinary research that connects people with technology to achieve their goals. It focuses on socially relevant topics through the keynote speech and a series of short presentations and posters. Come for one or more sessions. Detailed Information & Schedule


iSchool faculty have a variety of backgrounds and interests. Read some of the highlights from our faculty who are developing our BS/IS Undergraduate Degree and courses. Faculty Profiles


Ocepek is on the BS/IS Program Committee. Her current research focus addresses the totality of everyday life by exploring information behaviors across life contexts through shadowing and participant observation. Much of her work has addressed the intersection of information and culture with a strong emphasis on food.
Research Focus: Everyday information behavior, information behavior, cultural theory, critical theory, food studies, leisure studies, and ethnography.


Ginger is a program coordinator with the Illinois Informatics Institute and adjunct instructor at the School of Information Sciences. His work includes aspects of all three missions of the University of Illinois: public engagement, teaching and research. Jeff draws upon a robust technical, multimedia and social science background, accented by teaching and organizational leadership, and first earned his rabble-rousing reputation as a result of activist research on structural racism as observed on Facebook. Spring Course: IS 351 Design of Usable Information Interfaces


Room 104 School of Information Sciences
501 E. Daniel St., Champaign - Corner of 5th and Daniel


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.


The BS/IS has the flexibility to apply your skills in a variety of fields, such as education, health care, business and finance, arts and communications, and government. Below are some job/internship postings relevant to our field.


Full-Time Positions:

Need something to wear to your next career fair, interview, or conference?

Stop by The Career Closet to borrow lightly used professional clothing. Located in The Career Center on campus, they are open for select hours Monday-Friday. For more information, visit The Career Closet website.


We encourage students to get involved in iSchool and campus events to build your skills, network, and professional experiences.
Find more on our events page and opportunities & involvement page.

*iSchool Research Showcase
October 30 | 12-4:30 PM | Illini Union Ballrooms A & B
Our annual Research Showcase shares human-centered, interdisciplinary research that connects people with technology to achieve their goals. It focuses on socially relevant topics through the keynote speech and a series of short presentations and posters. Come by for one or more of the sessions! Showcase Website
Cozad Info Session (with Women in Engineering)
October 30 | 3-4:00 PM | Coordinated Science Lab
Have a startup idea? Take the Cozad New Venture Challenge to accelerate your idea with funding, mentoring, and more. Attend this info session to learn about Cozad and hear from other women who have participated in the program. Read More & Register
NCSA Hackathon II: AI Problem Solving
November 9-10 (Apply prior) | All Day | NCSA
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 (future application required about 1-2 weeks prior to event). Read More & Register
Data Science User Group Monthly Meetup @ Research Park
November 1 | 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 (Required)
Digital Forensics User Group @ Research Park
November 8 | 12-1:00 PM | EnterpriseWorks Room 130
East Central Illinois has quietly become a focal point for the art, science and occasional black magic of digital forensics - the analysis of digital data for investigative purposes. Between law enforcement, private investigators, and University faculty, staff and students, there is now a diverse group of people with skills and experience in the field. This user group is an opportunity to get to know each other better, to learn about new technologies, and (to the extent allowed!) share what we've learned. Lunch will be provided. Read More & Register
Big Data Summit @ Research Park
November 12 | Events at Various Times | I-Hotel & Conference Center
Join us for the University of Illinois Research Park's seventh annual Big Data Summit. This interactive conference offers participants the opportunity to learn and share knowledge about key aspects of big data and its business applications through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities. This event is FREE, thanks to our sponsors! Register
Big Data Career Networking Event @ Research Park
November 12 | Events at Various Times | I-Hotel & Conference Center
Are you interested in the field of Big Data and Data Analytics? Curious which companies may have cool opportunities for you in this field? Join us for our Career Networking event to connect with companies hiring for talent in this area. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Read More
*iSchool Networking & Career Fair
November 14 | 2:30-5:30 PM
Holiday Inn at 101 Trade Centre Drive, Champaign

Students and alumni are invited to meet iSchool employers and professional organizations.
Employers include: AGCO, Ameren, BP, Caterpillar, Discover Financial Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Gartner, Magnolia Capital, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Visa, WalkWater Technologies, and many others. Registration & Details Additional updates available on the iSchool Jobs Facebook

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