The Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) can prepare you for an exciting career in a rapidly-expanding field. As an information science major, you’ll study the creation and management of information content, the characteristics and needs of people who create, consume, and utilize information, and the technologies that support the creation, management, preservation, and dissemination of information.




SILS graduates go to work for top companies, including Google, Credit Suisse, LinkedIn, Twitter, SAS, Atlantic BT, Nielsen-Norman, Red Hat, and Capital One, as well as government organizations and non-profits. Graduates assume a variety of job titles, including:

  • Business Analyst
  • UX (User Experience) Architect
  • Database Designer
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Technology Consultant

The SILS Career Development Office can provide one-on-one guidance as you launch your job search and works with University Career Services and other campus partners to offer opportunities for networking with alumni and connecting face-to-face with employers.

Recent Job Titles of BSIS Graduates

  • Applied Intelligence Consultant, Accenture
  • Associate Consultant, CapTech Consulting
  • Business Analyst, Bank of America
  • Business Analyst, Deloitte
  • Compliance Analyst, Weiss Asset Management
  • Data Specialist and Project Manager, The Environmental Finance Center at UNC
  • IT Consultant (Business Systems), Deloitte
  • Marketing Specialist, Cisco
  • Product Analyst, Pennymac
  • Software Engineer, Cisco
  • Software Engineer, Duke Energy Corporation
  • Software Engineer, LexisNexis
  • Software Engineer, Microsoft
  • Software Engineer, Red Ventures
  • Solutions Engineer, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Technology Consultant, EY
  • UI/UX Engineer, Cymantix
  • UX Designer, CloudBees
  • Business Systems Analyst I, First Citizens Bank
  • Healthcare Associate, Huron
  • Student System Administrator,
  • Consultant, CapTech Ventures, Inc.
  • Supply Chain Consultant, EY
  • Data Specialist and Project Manager, The Environmental Finance Center at UNC
  • IT Consultant (Business Systems), Deloitte
Is information science the right major for you?

One of the best ways to learn more about information science is by taking one of our introductory courses, such as INLS 201: Foundations of Information Science. If you decide you want to major in information science, you’ll need to complete a set of prerequisite courses and apply for admission. Criteria for acceptance include academic record, work and extra-curricular experience, and substantive thinking about the role of information in society.