Information Science | UNCG Admissions

Information Science

Degree Outcomes

  • 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.