Information Sciences Major

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Data Science
  • Game Studies
  • Information Technology

Data Science 

Supporting Courses24
Introduction to Computing & Internet Technologies
Database Design & Management
Introduction to IT Operations
Introduction to Software Design
Fundamentals of Public Address
Small Group Communication
Communication Problems and Research Methods
Introductory Statistics
Upper-level Courses27
Introduction to Data Science
Information Technologies
Introduction To Information Assurance & Security
Analytics and Information Problems
Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
Software Engineering
Database Systems and Big Data Processing
2 Elective Courses - Six additional credits at the upper level in COMM, COMP SCI, or INFO SCI
Total Credits51

Game Studies

Supporting Courses24
Introduction to Computing & Internet Technologies
Database Design & Management
Introduction to IT Operations
Introduction to Software Design
Fundamentals of Public Address
Small Group Communication
Communication Problems and Research Methods
Introductory Statistics
Upper-Level Courses28
Information Technologies
Survey of Gaming and Interactive Media
Game Design
Advanced Software Design
Artificial Intelligence
Game Engines
3 Elective Courses - 9 additional credits at the upper level in COMM, COMP SCI or INFO SCI
Total Credits52

Information Technology

Supporting Courses24
Introduction to Computing & Internet Technologies
Database Design & Management
Introduction to IT Operations
Introduction to Software Design
Fundamentals of Public Address
Small Group Communication
Communication Problems and Research Methods
Introductory Statistics
Upper Level Courses28
Introduction to Data Science
Information Technologies
Introduction To Information Assurance & Security
Analytics and Information Problems
Information, Media and Society
Advanced Software Design
Data Communication and Computer Networks
2 Elective Courses (choose 6 credits):
Six credits should be from upper-level courses in COMM, COMP SCI, or INFO SCI
Total Credits52