Information Science/Studies Major

Information Science/Studies is a program that focuses on the theory, organization, and process of information collection, transmission, and utilization in traditional and electronic forms.

Information Science/Studies majors and degree programs includes instruction Includes instruction in information classification and organization; information storage and processing; transmission, transfer, and signaling; communications and networking; systems planning and design; human interfacing and use analysis; database development; information policy analysis; and related aspects of hardware, software, economics, social factors, and capacity.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Information Science/Studies (use the College Search feature and enter "information science” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Information Science/Studies?

The field of information science is very dynamic.  A major/degree in an Information Science/Studies program can prepare you for a variety of careers, settings, and disciplines such as data analysis, user experience design, library science, and more.  So, your desired career path can be tailored to fit almost any of the goals you may have for your professional future.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Information Science/Studies

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

Publications/Magazines Information Science/Studies