Career Paths

A bachelor’s degree in the information sciences from the top-ranked UMD College of Information Studies will give you the skills and credentials to launch a successful career as an informational professional. Many new and emerging job positions are becoming available in the information science field. It is expected that the demand for individuals who can fill those positions will continue to grow. UMD College of Information Studies graduates will be prepared to compete for these positions in all types of organizations – including government institutions, non-profits, educational and cultural institutions, the private sector, and the intelligence community. Common career paths:

BS in Information Science

Data Analyst
Data Scientist
Data Steward
Database Administrator
Computer Science/Technology Educator
Digital Curation Specialist
Requirements Analyst
Systems Architect
Data Architect
Project Manager
Information Security Specialist
Cyber-Threat Analyst

BS in Social Data Science

Political Strategist
Urban Planner
Social Scientist
Market Research Analyst
Data Analyst
Data Engineer
Applications Architect
Business Data Analyst
Risk Management Analyst
Tableau Developer
Database Administrator

BA in Info & Tech Design

User Studies Specialist
User Experience Designer
User Interface Designer
Game Designer
Technology Consultants
Content Management Specialist
Software Developer
Production Technician
Website Developer
Creative Director
Project Manager

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