Your car—like your phone, and even that new fridge—collects information nonstop. As corporations, nonprofits, and other institutions seek to realize the potential of data at extreme scale, highly skilled data professionals are turning this information into usable knowledge. If you’re interested in the growing and evolving field of data work and information science, the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Data and Information Science is designed for you. This major prepares you to meet the developing information needs of businesses, hospitals, and other employers. Students have the opportunity to specialize in Applied Data Science or Applied Information Science in this major.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: data curation, data management, data ethics, analyze complex data, data visualization, legal aspects of data practices, and data dissemination.