Students specialize in a particular area of interest in Information Science by selecting one concentration from the seven concentration options. Courses under each concentration come from within and outside the department. If you're not sure which concentration to pursue, read the information below on each one to determine which best suits your interests and career goals. Then, click the concentration title for a breakdown of all courses associated with each.
In addition to the courses in their chosen concentration, students are required to choose three electives per the elective guidelines that will contribute to their studies in either breadth or depth.
- Behavioral Science – This concentration provides students with an in-depth understanding of the behavioral and social aspects of interacting with and through information technology.
- Data Science – This concentration will equip students to learn about the world through data analytics.
- Digital Culture and Production – This concentration explores computing as a cultural phenomenon. It equips students to analyze technology's role in society and culture, to understand it historically, and to produce media artifacts.
- Information Ethics, Law, and Policy – This concentration provides training and insight into the ethical, legal, and policy dimensions of contemporary information technology.
- Interactive Technologies – This concentration provides students with the analytical and technical skills they need to design and build functional technical systems.
- Networks, Crowds, and Markets – This concentration helps students to understand formal models, data and policy issues surrounding networked systems.
- UX (User Experience) – This concentration is designed to help students gain a better understanding of user experience design through studies in design and user perception.