What Degrees are Offered in the Department of Informatics?


B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary Major in Information Science)

Minor in Informatics

Combined B.A./M.A. or B.S./M.S.I.S. 


What is information science?

Information science investigates the uses and impacts of information and technology on individuals, organizations and society.

So, what else does it cover?

Students learn how information is created, organized, represented, stored, accessed, retrieved, managed and protected in both traditional and non-traditional media.

Who should study information science?

If you’d like to help people navigate through the flood of today’s traditional and cyber-based information to reach their goals, or, if you are interested in helping organizations manage, use, and preserve the information they collect and create, a degree in information science can give you the knowledge, skills, and experiences to prepare you for these professional roles.

What kind of jobs can I get with this degree?

The undergraduate degree provides students with essential skills and a sound knowledge base with which to enter the information industry or to pursue graduate studies. Information science prepares students to pursue careers in web development, call center support services, and technology in government.