College of Information and CommunicationsAt a Glance
The University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications specializes in the real-time convergence of data, information, media and society.
The College of Information and Communications is one of only seven U.S. colleges that combines librarianship, information science, journalism and communications. Through agile academics, visionary research and integrated experiential learning, graduates are prepared to excel in a world increasingly powered by information.
Preparing You for an Evolving World
The College of Information and Communications is the only ALA-accredited program and iSchool in South Carolina. Created in 2002, the school allied the university’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications and School of Library and Information Science. The result is a high-powered school that addresses how to store and find information, how to analyze and synthesize it, and how to deliver it.College of Information and Communications
Library and Information Science Masters
Available fully online, the Master of Library and Information Science degree prepares students for entry into positions in libraries and information centers in colleges, schools, communities, industries and businesses.About the Program
Faculty and Student Research
Information and communications students build skills within cross-disciplinary research studies. Explore critical issues such as literacy, mis- and dis-information and social media in highly advanced labs such as the Social Media Insights Lab and Biometrics and User Experience Lab.College Initiatives
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Leadership award winner hopes her success helps others
Ethena Inez Lighty has left her mark on the Carolina and Columbia communities through her dedication to leadership and service.
Alumna Isabelle Khurshudyan runs Washington Post's Ukraine bureau
Alumna Isabelle Khurshudyan loved her career as a hockey reporter. She found her calling as a war correspondent.
Aliyah Boston's mind is as sharp as her shooting
Reigning women’s college basketball player of the year Aliyah Boston dominates on the court and in the classroom. Boston, who is once again in contention for the Naismith award and is pursuing her second NCAA championship is also a three-time Academic All-American.
Alumna Erika Ryan part of next generation of storytellers
From editor-in-chief of Garnet and Black magazine to interviewing Martin Scorsese, Erika Ryan has left an impression on every newsroom in her career path. The mass communications alumna has explored almost all forms of news media.
Changing the World in 24 Hours
Students can test their mettle — and professional skills — in this annual all-volunteer, pro bono effort that benefits nonprofits. CreateAthon is a 24-hour marathon that’s equal parts challenge and reward.
Sharing a Love of Reading
Cocky's Reading Express is a traveling literacy outreach program that inspires young South Carolinians to get excited about reading. The popular program, part of the South Carolina Center for Community Literacy, visits pre-K through grade 2 students at Title I elementary schools across the state. Since the program began, Cocky has put more than 140,000 books in the hands of SC children.Cocky's Reading Express
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Our graduates are the future leaders in the fields of communications, data and civic engagement. Even in the earliest days on campus, students work to solve social concerns and drive innovation that shape the future of information and communications in a hyper-digital world.Majors and Degrees