Coursework

The BS/IS will be offered on campus beginning in fall 2020. The program includes only seven required courses, and you can choose from a variety of electives to customize your degree. 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
  • 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

*Available in Fall 2019

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Emily Knox, program director, at ischool-is@illinois.edu.