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Bachelor's in Information Studies

In today's information age, all professions are driven by the creation, use, and transfer of knowledge. The Information Studies degree focuses on how information impacts and is influenced by societal issues, governmental regulation, policy, and economics, as well as I.T. systems' design, implementation, and management.

The Bachelor of Arts Information Studies is an interdisciplinary degree designed to prepare students to explore and analyze information needs, and deploy appropriate and effective approaches to satisfying those needs. The central theme of the degree is facilitating the link between people and the information they need to succeed.

Information professionals work in environments where their daily activities include:

  • following a natural curiosity across multiple subjects and disciplines
  • weighing and taking risks
  • leading a team
  • designing the unexpected solution
  • sharing expertise in information technologies

Designed to prepare a technologically skilled and broadly educated graduate, the IS degree guides students through major coursework that is based in multiple disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences. The degree also provides internship opportunities that give students first-hand experiences in the field.

The Information Studies degree can be completed online from anywhere in the world as long as you have connectivity to the internet.


Graduates will be prepared to explore and analyze information needs and work within the organizational context to develop appropriate and effective approaches to satisfying those needs.

Our alumni work in many diverse industries and settings, including communications, the petroleum industry, financial management software, libraries, and data research centers. Our graduates have a variety of careers including:

  • project manager
  • document and records manager
  • information technology security analyst
  • software implementation specialist
  • information technology specialist
  • network administrator
  • system analysis
  • software programmer
  • website designer and creator

Graduates are also continuing their education, seeking advanced degrees in law, library and information studies, knowledge management, and MIS.