banner USF Home College of Arts & Sciences OASIS myUSF USF A-Z Index

USF Home > College of Arts and Sciences > School of Information

Bachelor's of Science in Information Studies

  

The incredible pace that information and communication technologies have transformed our world mean that the next generation of information professionals must have the knowledge and skills to be leaders in a complex information society. They not only need to understand core technologies that our information world is built upon, but how this impacts people's lives and the mission of organizations of all kinds.


The Bachelor of Science in Information Studies program is meant to prepare students for leadership careers in a wide array of environments and contexts related to the emerging knowledge economy. Concentrations are available in three high-demand job areas: Information Security, Health Informatics, and Data Science & Analytics. The program integrates critical skills in information technology with the solid theoretical and disciplinary foundations of Information Science. Emphasis is given to understanding how people interact with information and technology; the complexities of the information society; information creation, storage, and organization applications and theories; information architecture; and related knowledge and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate new tools and approaches to solve emerging information problems.

The BS in Information Studies prepares students for high demand, high pay occupations in a variety of information contexts, with concentrations in:

  • Health Informatics
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Information Security
  • Information Science & Technology