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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. 

Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions

Information science majors will take a variety of courses including Carolina Core, iSchool core courses, major specific courses and courses to fulfill minor or cognate requirements. See the current year Undergraduate Studies Bulletin for the complete outline of all the information science degree course requirements and regulations. It also contains course descriptions, as well as learning outcomes for the information science major.  Archived Bulletins are also online.

In order to stay on track towards graduation, the university offers an online program "DegreeWorks." DegreeWorks, which is accessible in Self Service Carolina, is kind of like your personal automated advisor because it displays the coursework you have already taken and shows how and where it applies to your major and/or minor requirements. It also allows you to hypothetically change majors or minors to see how changes would impact your expected graduation date.

Please note:
DegreeWorks is only available for students  who enrolled in Fall 2014 or later.

If you started at USC before Fall 2014, please see your assigned academic advisor for specifics regarding your degree plan. 

Undergraduate Lead

Vanessa Kitzie is the head of the information science major.

Want to change your major to information science?

Visit the university advising center for information about changing your major.

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