The Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) is a multidisciplinary program that blends coursework from information science, computer science, geography, information systems management, and education to prepare students to work for a variety of organizations that handle complex data and information systems and need to leverage this information for decision making. The degree is a good fit for students with strong technology skills who enjoy working with people. Majors will graduate prepared for a variety of careers, including knowledge management, web and database design, information architecture, IT training and development, Graphic Information Systems, and information consulting.
- Possess skills for curating, describing, organizing, managing, analyzing, and disseminating information in our knowledge-based society; evaluate the role of information in a variety of industries, in different settings, for different purposes; understand the ways information is created, communicated, and stored.
- Possible careers in information systems management, web development and administration, database design and administration, technology training and development, information technology consulting, geographic information systems, knowledge management, and user experience design.
- Preparation for graduate study in the fields of data science, library and information science, and analytics.
The Student experience
- Choice of three focus areas: management, maintenance, and design of information systems; training, development, and user education; and geographic information systems.
- Engaged faculty mentoring and coaching and individualized academic advising.
- Experiential, cross-curriculum learning and community and field-based learning experiences.
- Producing original research culminating in a capstone project.
- Opportunities for internships and career networking.
Accolades & Accomplishments
- One of only two such programs in UNC system schools.
- $2.4 million annually in scholarships, tuition relief, and assistantships for School of Education students.
- UNCG graduate program in Library & Information Science ranked 22 by U.S. News & World Report.
Major & Concentration(s)
Information Science (BS)
- Geographic Information Systems
- Information Technology Training & Development
- Organizational & Community Informatics
Lisa G. O’Connor
Associate Professor and Chair
Library & Information Studies
446A SOE Building