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Bachelor of Science in Information Science

There's never been a better time to get into the growing field of information science. With more access to information than ever before, this field is limitless.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science is issued by USC Columbia, one of USC’s senior campuses.


From the Internet to cell phones and laptops to Facebook, one thing is certain: we all have access to more information than ever before. Understanding how to use this information is key to success for businesses, government and local service providers, and for many other careers and professions, now and in the future.


Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Information Science program is to provide and continually improve a curriculum designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to link information content, the technologies used to manipulate that content, and the users who need the content to succeed in today’s world.


What can I do with a degree in Information Science?

As a graduate, you’ll step into an exploding career field of ever-changing possibilities. We have graduates at universities, large public companies and prestigious libraries. We will help you understand how to manage and use information that will be key to a successful career. This major helps you make connections to analyze data and systems while helping people and companies communicate clearly.

Here are just a few of the career options you have as a graduate of Information Science with Palmetto College:

Web Content Managers are responsible for information that appears on an organization’s website.

Health Informatics Managers deal with resources, devices and methods required to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information in health and biomedicine.

Intelligence analysts take known information, report on it and make informed predictions based on that information to protect and advance national interests.

System analysts design and study organizational processes and IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity.


Program Length

Completion time varies based on already accumulated 60 credits, 2.5 minimum GPA, and courses necessary to complete major concentration. The degree requires 121 credit hours. It is up to the student and advisor to decide the appropriate number of hours to take each semester. 

Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


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