B.S. Information Sciences

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In today’s technology-centered job market, there is a high demand for information professionals. By earning a B.S. in Information Sciences (BS/IS) from the iSchool, you’ll gain a competitive edge. Our interdisciplinary, STEM-designated degree will prepare students for careers in a variety of fields.

As a BS/IS student, you’ll learn how to manage data and other types of information to help organizations achieve their goals. You’ll become an information technology expert who understands the human perspectivesocial context, and policy implications.

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  • Read more about the field of Information Sciences.

  • The iSchool at Illinois leads the way in shaping the future of information. This success is the result of a commitment to research, education, and engagement and a long history of innovation. Our School consistently earns recognition as one of the best destinations—both on campus and online—for professional studies in the information sciences.

  • Get to know some of our BSIS students!

  • Click on this post to view the Information Sciences Calendar & other campus events.

  • Prospective students (incoming freshmen and students looking to transfer from another institution) are invited to learn more about the BS/IS program. To request more information or visit the iSchool, please click on this area to read more.

  • The Intercollegiate Transfer (ICT) process is for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in an academic program at ILLINOIS and wish to transfer into the iSchool. This page includes information for students interested in a Dual-Degree.

  • A glance at our scholarship opportunities and resources.

  • Events and activities for new iSchool undergraduate students.

  • Information and resources on course registration.

  • Information about proficiency exams.

  • The School of Information Sciences is excited to celebrate your graduation with a virtual convocation ceremony. 

  • Click on this post to view the BS/IS Degree Requirements.

  • Information Sciences offers a variety of courses to equip students to be leaders in a knowledge society and innovators in a knowledge economy, providing an interdisciplinary education focused on the fundamentals of information sciences.

  • Suggested course resources for Information Sciences.

  • Our interdisciplinary, STEM-designated degree will prepare you to manage data and other types of information to help organizations achieve their goals.

  • iSchool Career Services support for B.S.I.S students

  • Advanced undergraduate students in Information Sciences have the opportunity to be a part of our iSchool Mentor Match program.

  • Undergraduate research information, resources, and opportunities.

  • Thinkers. Doers. Scholars. Problem solvers. Visionaries. Meet some of the faculty, staff, and students who will shape your iSchool experience.

  • We are offering a number of IS/INFO courses for the Fall 2021 for current students.

  • Students may focus their IS elective coursework within a "Pathway" of interest:

    • Information & Culture
    • Data & Society
    • Data Analytics/Data Science
    • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)/User Experience (UX)
    • Narrative Design & Game Studies Pathway 
    • Galleries Libraries, Archives & Museums Pathway
  • Current ILLINOIS students may receive email updates on the BS/IS degree by joining the Interested Student Listserv.

    This page includes links to the previous emails sent to students.

  • Schedule an Advising Appointment

    Academic Advising appointments are located in Room 104 iSchool (501 E. Daniel St., Champaign) with Melissa Newell.

    All majors are welcome! Schedule appointments using our online system. Additional times added frequently.

  • Forms for current BSIS students.

  • Express Advising is a great time to stop by and meet with the BS/IS Advisor to discuss your interest in the degree, courses in the program, and other questions.

    Click for Upcoming Express Advising Times

  • Take your academics global!

  • We encourage students to get involved to build skills, experience, and develop their professional profile. The iSchool and ILLINOIS campus offers a variety of opportunities for students.

  • iSchool Undergraduate Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate students that are active in recruitment, yield, and ongoing programming that elevate the visibility of the BS in IS degree and its numerous opportunities. These undergraduate students provide critical leadership and guidance to their fellow peers.

  • Information on how to contact our office.