In addition to offering several graduate degrees, SILS offers the only bachelor’s degree in information science in North Carolina.
The career opportunities that exist for graduates with degrees in information science are growing at a rapid pace. The information industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three of the top 10 fastest-growing occupations are in the information industry. As more information is produced it becomes imperative that information be collected, organized and managed properly so that it will be accessible to those who need it.
Information science combines working with people, designing technology and developing information content.
For example, as an information science major, you might get involved in designing or developing the Web site that reports the scores of Tar Heel teams. You would be concerned with the people trying to view the site (True-Blue fans), the technology used to support the site (the Web and, probably, a database behind the Web site itself), and the game scores (along with relevant quotes from the players, news items, etc.).
To hear more from our students and alumni who are either in or have completed the BSIS program, view the YouTube video here.
Information professionals play an increasingly important role in all types of information age organizations, enabling users to access the information they need. Our graduates go into positions of:
· Project Managers
· Social Media Managers (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.)
· Web Masters
· Knowledge Management Analysts
· Information Technology Analysts
· Risk Management: Vulnerability
· Analyst, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuation
· Software Quality Engineers
For more information, or to apply to the undergraduate program, please go to the "Programs" section of our Web site and learn more by selecting the "BSIS" option.
*Current UNC students: Undergraduate students who have completed all pre-requisites may apply for admission to the undergraduate major during the application cycle. The undergraduate minor does not require pre-requisite courses.
*Transfer Students: External transfer students must indicate that they wish to pursue a major in Information Science on their application from Undergraduate Admissions. Transfer students may transfer directly into the School of Information and Library Science. Application deadlines for external transfer students are set by Undergraduate Admissions. Please check these deadlines here prior to applying.