Information Sciences

School of Information Sciences


What is Information Sciences?

Information Science focuses on how people use technology to better organize, analyze, and manage information, as well as how society and individuals relate to information. In our program, you’ll learn programming, database concepts, and research methods. You’ll also explore broader social issues such as information equity and ethics. Our program will prepare you to become a specialist in the information sciences who understands the human perspective, social context, and policy implications of information in society.

Career Options

  • Content strategist
  • Data analyst
  • Database manager
  • Information governance analyst
  • Information technology analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Product manager
  • Technology support specialist
  • User experience designer
  • Web content analyst

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Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Desire to study multiple fields to address complex problems
  • Interest in how people relate to information and use technology
  • Commitment to improving society through the use of information and technology
  • Interest in collaboration and teamwork

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Transfer Criteria

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Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $16,378
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $39,528


  • Tuition: $36,332
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $59,822


  • Tuition: $38,780
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $62,270