Bachelor of Arts in Technology and Information Design at College Park (InfoDesign)

Tackle society’s grand challenges through a deep understanding of people, places, and communities and designing innovative technologies, experiences, and policies


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The Bachelor of Arts in Technology and Information Design (InfoDesign) teaches students to frame important problems at the intersection of people and information; to design solutions for those problems; and to realize, deploy and iterate on those solutions.

InfoDesign supports students in their efforts to use technology in the service of the greater good; to apply and expand their creativity; to develop a start-up mentality (in which they must try solutions and fail first in order to succeed), and to engage in rapid development and prototyping grounded by rapid evaluation and assessment. Students participate in hands-on studio and laboratory classes in user-centered design, technology development, problem-solving and cross-disciplinary communication. Graduates may become designers, planners, technology consultants, project managers, and entrepreneurs, in such wide-ranging fields as user experience, mobile development, healthcare, law, entertainment, policy, smart-city development, libraries, and archives.

This innovative curriculum blends theory, practical skills, and hands-on learning with industry professionals, preparing our graduates to apply their skills directly and immediately in their careers. Our students work on projects with the UMD INFO College’s 400+ top industry partners and have opportunities for hands-on learning at the college’s world-renowned research centers and labs.


Diverse Students Walking Together on CampusThe UMD INFO College, with a history of activism, continues today to champion accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and democratization of information. Our faculty, staff, and 2600+ students come to us from over 63 countries and create a welcoming and encouraging environment. 45% of our students identify as female and 63% of our students identify as Asian (28%), Black (23%), Hispanic/Latino (8%), American Indian or Alaskan Native (<1%), Pacific Islander (<1%), or Biracial (4%). Diversity and inclusion are central to the mission of the college, with many of our courses, research projects, events, and community partnerships designed to address challenges and promote inclusion of historically excluded communities. Visit our Academics home page to learn more about UMD INFO College diversity and student life.

InfoSci College Park courses are offered as a combination of in-person and online. However, if there are social distancing restrictions, all courses will be offered in appropriate spaces or online.


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