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Information Science Program

The School of Computing offers a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Sciences with a concentration in Information Science. The program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Information Science students study the development of computer software applications to meet the needs of a variety of organizations; thus, this program requires a minor. Examples of possible minors include public health and criminal justice. For the complete list of UNF minors, please check UNF's Undergraduate Catalog.

 

The Information Science curriculum focuses on the development of software systems, including application programming, database design, Internet programming technologies, data analytics, and systems analysis and design. Students are required to participate in a two-semester capstone project where they develop software systems for Northeast Florida organizations. Programmer, Web Developer, and Business Analyst are typical titles for the first job of the program's graduates.

 

Fall 2019 Information Science Program course Osprey Map

*Note: Program flowcharts that include optional courses and electives are located outside of suite 3201 in bldg. 15 on the 3rd floor.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Within a few years of graduation, the School of Computing expects its Information Science alumni will be in professional situations in which they can:

  1. Apply technical and scientific knowledge and up-to-date skills in improving and developing processes and computer systems to solve problems in professional environments, and/or pursue an advanced degree in Information Science or a related field;
  2. Engage in continuous professional development;
  3. Participate in professional societies of Information Science or a related field;
  4. Demonstrate leadership in addressing technical and business challenges; and
  5. Commit to the moral imperatives and professional responsibilities expected from practicing professionals.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

Students completing the Information Science program will achieve the following outcomes related to skills in the discipline, critical thinking, communication, and professional responsibilities. By the time of graduation, the program enables students to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline;
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles; and
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
Enrollment and Graduation Data
Year Freshman Sophmore Junior Senior Degrees Awarded
2014-2015 4 11 25 9 12
2015-2016 4 8 31 17 11
2016-2017 8 4 33 24 15
2017-2018 15 11 50 17 23
2018-2019 13 12 37 22 28