The BS/IS program includes only seven required courses, and you can choose from a variety of electives to customize your degree. You’ll also have the option to pursue pathways in the following areas: information and culture, data and society, data analytics and data science, human computer interaction (HCI), and user experience (UX).

A total of 123 hours of course credits are required:

  • 21 hours of required courses
  • 30 hours of iSchool electives
  • 72 hours of general education requirements and electives outside of the iSchool

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Information Sciences
  • Social Aspects of Information Technology (IS 202)* 
  • Analytical Foundations for Information Problems
  • Research Design for Information Sciences

Information Technology Implementation

  • Programming for Information Problems
  • Introduction to Database Concepts & Applications

Information Sciences and Culture (select one)

  • Race, Gender and Information Technology
  • Computers and Culture (IS 390CC)
  • Historical Foundations of the Information Society

Questions? We can help!

Melissa Newell, Director of Undergraduate Affairs
104 LIS, (217) 300-5003, email

Tony Torres, Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Affairs
123 LIS, (217) 300-3040, email