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College of Information and Communications


Information Science

Information scientists help organizations make more informed decisions.  Graduates from this degree are equipped with skills desired in businesses, state agencies and non-profits.  As an information science student, you will learn how to analyze, implement, manage and lead.  Whether you like working with data, technology, or people, a degree in information science provides sought after skills, useful in a variety of settings. 

Careers

As a graduate, you'll be stepping into an evolving field of possibilities. Some careers titles include data analyst, knowledge manager, systems analyst, web developer, or information architect — just about any job that uses and analyzes information. We have graduates at non-profits, large public companies and prestigious cultural institutions. The skills you acquire in the information science program transfer to almost any field.  Here are some more career ideas for you.

Beyond the Classroom Experiences

You have the opportunity to enhance your classroom experiences and build upon your skill set by participating in leadership roles outside of the classroom.  A few examples of beyond the classroom experiences that may help you become more marketable to employers include internships, research, and community service.

Want to help analyze information for cancer researchers? Crunch numbers to help people retire? Create systems to keep networks working smoothly? Work with local communities on health initiatives? Our students did this and more on recent internships.  Companies are lining up to see who's next. 

Classes

As an information science major, you'll get flexibility in the types of classes you take. You can combine the basics with other areas of study, creating a degree program that will help you land your dream job. Want to be an investigative reporter? Combine this with journalism. Interested in launching the next Candy Crush? You can tailor a program that includes computer science. Here, you'll learn how to analyze, implement, manage, and lead. You'll also study how people and organizations communicate and use information for making decisions and solving problems. Learn more about the courses you will take as an information science student in the university's  academic bulletin.

Faculty

You’ll study under passionate leaders like Dr. Elise Lewis, whose love of technology and helping others embrace it shines through with enthusiasm; Dr. Darin Freeburg, whose research focuses on people and explores how knowledge is shared in organizations; and Dr. Amir Karami, who uses current social media, like Twitter, to find patterns in data. 


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The Next Step

When you schedule a visit to USCbe sure to tell the Visitor Center that you want to visit the information science program in Davis College. You will have the chance to meet with faculty and current students working in the information science field.

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