Prospective Undergraduate Students
Welcome Prospective Students!
Building information systems, managing information resources, becoming an expert in social data science, or designing interfaces are just a few of the things that information studies majors “do”—but what motivates them is addressing challenges of bringing together diverse groups of people, complex collections of information, and powerful technologies to create solutions to problems that make the world “work better.”
Through coursework, internships, and networking, students will build a career that places them in leadership roles in information management, information technology, user-centered design, web/mobile development, cybersecurity, or data analytics.
1800+ Students from 37 Countries
Located just outside Washington, DC
#3 in USA University of Maryland as a Public University (Princeton Review)
46 Active Research Grants
An undergraduate degree from the top-ranked UMD iSchool 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. iSchool 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. Learn more about career paths.
- Amazon Web Services
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Capital One
- Google, Inc.
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- National Institutes of Health
- Under Armour
DIVERSITY, CULTURE & STUDENT LIFE
Located minutes from DC, our College Park campus is a bustling and diverse college with 1800+ students from 37 countries (29% from underrepresented groups, 44% female). Students can choose from hundreds of student organizations, service opportunities, and social activities. Our Shady Grove campus, where the BS in Information Science is offered, offers a more intimate setting with a small cohort who works together through classes, projects, and partnerships.
Graduation Semester: Spring 2022
Majors: Operations Management and Business Analytics
I first discovered Information Science at UMD’s Admitted Students Day and was fascinated by the intersection of technology and working with others the major introduces. I’ve developed and strengthened skills in coding, teamwork, and problem-solving. I am a Student Ambassador that represents the InfoSci major, that helps other students in the major work towards success co-founded and serve as the President of a new organization called InfoSci FI, a student group dedicated to female-identifying students in Information Science.
Graduation Semester: Spring 2023
My educational experience at the iSchool has been incredible. I am grateful for gradually developing my academic skills and realizing that I will need to adapt my learning styles in order to fit into the new environment. As a result, I am indebted to all of my academic professors who have aided me in archiving my dream in one way or another.
Clubs & Organizations
From skills and interest-based groups to student-led organizations that center equity and justice, the iSchool offers a number of ways for students to be engaged in the community outside of the classroom.