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Innovation, Society, and Technology B.S.

Explore leading-edge technology and its impact on society, gaining the knowledge and skills needed to drive innovation and change in our digital world.
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About this Program

  • Explore how innovations in technology impact individuals, organizations and our society as a whole.
  • Gain expertise in topics from human-centered web and app design to data science to the future of work and beyond.
  • Research new methods for combating misinformation and promoting equal access to information.
  • Consider the ethical side of technology innovation, including pressing questions around artificial intelligence (AI), data security and privacy, impacts of social media and more.
  • Pursue your own path through one of seven concentrations.

Program Information

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College or School

Career Path

# 1

Careers in information, data science and technology are some of the most lucrative and in-demand in today's economy.
93 %

Three-year average placement rate.
$ 81,165

Average starting salary of 2023 graduating class.
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School of Information Studies

Today’s world is driven by information. From big data to social media and beyond, information is reshaping the way we work, learn and connect. Here, you’ll study at the leading edge of innovations in information and technology. You’ll gain in-demand skills in areas like data science, cybersecurity, cloud computing, web design, social media and more. And you’ll graduate with the network and the résumé you need to land a great career.
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The B.S. in innovation, society, and technology is 120 credits. The curriculum allows students to choose courses in each of the three areas of study for the major. This is blended with a liberal arts core to create a well-rounded education.

The 120 credit breakdown is as follows:

  • 30-31 credits of innovation, society and technology major courses
    • 12-13 credits of primary core classes
    • 6 credits of information innovation courses
    • 6 credits of information technology courses
    • 6 credits of information in society courses
  • 15 credits in concentration and elective courses
  • 15-17 credits of skills electives, including programming, communication and quantitative skills courses
  • 36 credits in Arts and Sciences divisional requirements
  • 21-24 credits in general electives
  • 3-credit IDEA course
  • International experience

You can further personalize your degree by selecting one of the following concentrations:

  • Information Security Management: Understand how hackers and computer viruses work, so you can improve cybersecurity and protect information.
  • Project Management: Develop managerial and technical skills to oversee informational systems and create business policies.
  • Network and Cloud Computing: Study the development of network technologies, such as cloud services, and their effect on users.
  • Web Design and Management: Create and maintain web resources and sites to make sense for users and organizations.
  • Data Analytics: Learn to solve data-intensive problems using information technology, quantitative math and information management.
  • Digital Retail Strategies: Enhance your knowledge of electronic commerce, technologies and layout strategy for retail corporations.
  • Innovation, Design and Startups: Develop the creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills needed to run a business.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Career Preparation

Experiential Learning

Apply your classroom learnings in the real world and gain the network and the resume you need to succeed. Gain real-world experience through internships at places like Microsoft, Amazon, Disney, KPMG and more. Explore through study abroad programs like Eurotech and Asiatech. We’re committed to helping you connect with employers, gain experience, grow your network and explore the many pathways your iSchool degree can take you.

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Explore new ideas and pursue innovation through student-led research projects. Our NEXIS lab is run by students and explores emerging technologies, giving you the opportunity to grow skills in project management, research, design thinking and more.

Clubs and Activities

Student Organizations

Get involved outside the classroom through student organizations, events and other activities. From Data Science Day and guest lectures to clubs like Women in Tech and Information Security Club, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue your interests in many ways. And with 300+ clubs across the University, you’ll have plenty of exciting things to explore.

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