The BA in Information Science (IS) allows students to study the design and use of information systems in a social context. The field studies the creation, representation, organization, application, and analysis of information in digital form. The focus of Information Science is on technological systems and their use, approached through an interdisciplinary approach with a variety of methodologies.
See the Admission Requirements page to learn more about how to declare the Info Sci major, transfer into the major from another Cornell college, or transfer in from another institution.
The Degree Requirements page details the program's core courses, programming and math requirements, its seven concentrations, and approved electives.
Students must meet certain criteria for good standing at the end of each semester. See the Criteria for Good Standing page for more information.
See the Honors Requirements page to review the guidelines to obtain research honors in Information Science
For more information about the major, please feel free to contact us by email, visit our undergraduate program office located in 110H Gates Hall, or call 607-255-9837. Walk-in advising hours are: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.