Information Sciences + Data Science

School of Information Sciences


What is Information Sciences + Data Science?

Society is being transformed by the rise of digital technology and the emergence of massive data sets. Information Science and Data Science will teach you how to collect, organize, analyze, and store data in ways that help organizations manage processes and make decisions.

Data Science is the art of extracting new knowledge and finding meaningful information in a huge sea of data. Information Science focuses on how people use technology to better organize, analyze, and manage information. It also focuses on how society and individuals relate to information.

Our interdisciplinary curriculum combines information sciences, statistics, computer science, and math. This will prepare you for a successful career or graduate studies.

Career Options

  • Data analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Database administrator
  • Technology consultant
  • Data visualization engineer

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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