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A New Academic Home

The Department of Information Science has a new academic home in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 25, 2018) – Our information scientists are transitioning into a new academic home this semester.

Announced last week by Provost James Stellar, all faculty, students and programs in the Department of Information Science, previously part of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, are joining the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC).

The change is effective immediately.

“I am pleased to notify the campus that the faculty and programs in the Information Science Department are now part of the growing College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity,” said Stellar, in a statement to campus.

“The process involved many campus constituents and I applaud the work of the members of the Department of Information Science, University Senate and the Offices of Financial Management, Information Technology Services and Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness. We ask for your patience as we update the academic and administrative structural, data and reporting needs,” he added.

Empowering People Through Information:

Information scientists work with, research or study the management of information in any form. Professionals in the field bring together various disciplines such as computer science, psychology, mathematics, logic, communications, economics and linguistics.

UAlbany’s Department of Information Science offers both an undergraduate major and minor in informatics. A fully online degree option is also available to students concentrating in information technology.

In addition, the department offers a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) and Ph.D. program to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the field or academia. The master’s program is one of 50 in the country to be accredited by the American Library Association.

More information on programs within the Department of Information Science is available here.

Bringing Disciplines Together:

In 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced UAlbany would be the home for a first-in-the-nation security college (CEHC). More than 360 students have declared for the college’s undergraduate major as of last semester. 10 times higher than expected.

CEHC also offers an undergraduate minor and graduate certificate. Adding information science to its program offerings will only continue to diversify the college’s portfolio.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to CEHC Dean Robert Griffin and his faculty who have welcomed our information science faculty and embraced the new and unique opportunities that will emerge as they bring their disciplines together under one unit,” Stellar said.

Interested in learning more? You can visit CEHC’s website.

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