Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) Career Paths
Maryland's iSchool is world-renowned for it's high impact research and high quality graduate programs. The iSchool has educated thousands of information professionals over the last 50+ years. A bachelor's degree in InfoSci from the iSchool will help you develop the necessary skills and credentials to launch a successful career as an informational professional.
In the InfoSci program you will develop a variety of skills that will help you address problems at the intersection of people, information, and technology.
You will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of information design and management: the interrelationships among information consumers or creators, information content and the conduits through which information flows.
- Apply basic principles to the design, development and management of information to meet the needs of diverse users.
- Assess the impact of existing or emerging technologies on information practices and the flow of information.
- Employ state-of-the-art tools and techniques to create, manage, and analyze information.
- Demonstrate an understanding of critical issues including the security, privacy, authenticity and integrity of information.
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 and the private sector.
The InfoSci degree will prepare you to compete for a variety of positions and job functions. Listed are some of the types of positions that might be of interest to an InfoSci grad.
Interested in working with data to find novel information that can help guide strategic decision making or help others analyze data? Look for positions like:
- Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Data Steward
- Database Administrator
Want to work with individuals and teams to understand their information needs and their expectations for tools and applications they will use to work with information? You might be interested in a position like:
- User Studies Specialist
- User Experience Designer
- User Interface Designer
If you are looking for a job where you work to gather, organize, disseminate information to members of an organization to address their information needs, you should look for positions like:
- Content Management Specialist
- Digital Curation Specialist
Want to design, develop and/or deploy an information system, manage individuals and teams who do such work? You might like to work as one of the following:
- Requirements Analyst
- Systems Architect
- Data Architect
- Project Manager