See School of Library and Information Science for admission and progression requirements.
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Information Science, BS
SLIS 202 may not be used to fulfill the INF Carolina Core requirement
must be passed with a grade of C or higher
Students in the School of Library and Information Science are required to demonstrate proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the 122 course through course credit or the corresponding foreign language placement score.
SLIS recommends one of the following:
Note: SLIS 202 may not be used to fulfill the INF Carolina Core requirement
*Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements -- Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours must add up to a minimum of 31 hours. Some programs may have a higher number of minimum Carolina Core hours due to specified requirements.
No college-required courses for this program.
Major Required Courses (30 hours)
Major Electives (6 hours)
All students majoring in information science must satisfactorily complete, with a grade of C or better, the following courses:
All students majoring in information science must satisfactorily complete, with a grade of C or better, the following courses (see complete description of each course below):
Choose two courses from below:
a minimum grade of C is required in all major courses
See Program Requirements section.
See "3. Program Requirements" section.
Technology/Systems (6 hours)
CSCE 101 - Introduction to Computer Concepts
CSCE 102 - General Applications Programming
MGSC 290 - Computer Information Systems in Business
GEOG 363 - Geographic Information Systems
ITEC 444 - Introduction to Human Computer Interaction
Business (6 hours)
ACCT 222 - Introduction to Accounting
ACCT 225 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
ECON 224 - Introduction to Economics
MKTG 350 - Principles of Marketing
Management/Organizations (3 hours)
MGMT 371 - Principles of Management
MGMT 376 - Organization Behavior
MGMT 402 - Managing Teams in the Workplace
MGMT 472 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Media/Visual Design (3 hours)
JOUR 101 - Media and Society
JOUR 203 - Principles of Visual Communications
MART 201 - Foundations of Media Arts Production
Advanced Writing (3 hours)
ENGL 460 - Advanced Writing
ENGL 462 - Technical Writing
ENGL 463 - Business Writing
ENGL 468 - Digital Writing
Communications (3 hours)
SPCH 140 - Public Communication
SPCH 260 - Argumentation and Debate
SPCH 330 - Small Group Communication
SPCH 331 - Organizational Communication
SPCH 380 - Persuasive Communication
ANTH 371 - Ethnography of Communication
SAEL 200 - Social Advocacy and Ethical Life
LING 300 - Introduction to Language Sciences
Additional Professional Courses (6 hours) - Choose two from any of the courses listed in the categories above.
Note: Courses used to satisfy Carolina Core requirements may not also fulfill Approved Electives.
** SPCH 140 may not be selected if it was used to satisfy the CMS requirement in the Carolina Core.
Complete the required credit hours for each category below and choose two additional courses from any category.
1. Technology/Systems (6 hours)
2. Business (6 hours)
3. Management/Organizations (3 hours)
4. Media/Visual Design (3 hours)
5. Advanced Writing (3 hours)
6. Communications (3 hours)
7. Additional Professional Courses (6 hours)
Note: SPCH 140, 260, or SAEL 200 may not be selected if they were used to satisfy any requirements in the Carolina Core.
A minor is eighteen credit hours or more. BSIS students are encouraged to pursue one of the sanctioned USC minors in over a hundred different subject areas. BSIS students, with an approval from the BSIS committee, may choose to complete a cognate instead of a minor. The cognate is usually twelve hours of course work and two approved electives for a total of eighteen hours. Only six hours of lower division class credits can be applied to the cognate or approved electives. All cognates and electives will be approved by the BSIS sub-committee usually by the second semester of the Junior year of a BSIS student if not earlier.
Choose any course with approval of an academic advisor, to reach hours to graduate.
Note: Courses used to satisfy Carolina Core requirements may not also count as electives.
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