InfoSci Careers

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Information Science Career and Internship Resources

Maryland's iSchool is world-renowned for it's high impact research and high quality graduate programs. The iSchool has educated thousands of information professionals over the last 50+ years. A bachelor's degree in InfoSci from the iSchool will help you develop the necessary skills and credentials to launch a successful career as an informational professional.

In the InfoSci program you will develop a variety of skills that will help you address problems at the intersection of people, information, and technology.

You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of information design and management: the interrelationships among information consumers or creators, information content and the conduits through which information flows.
  • Apply basic principles to the design, development and management of information to meet the needs of diverse users.
  • Assess the impact of existing or emerging technologies on information practices and the flow of information.
  • Employ state-of-the-art tools and techniques to create, manage, and analyze information.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of critical issues including the security, privacy, authenticity and integrity of information.
Career Outlook
Many new and emerging job positions are becoming available in the Information Science field. It is expected that the demand for individuals who can fill those positions will continue to grow. iSchool graduates will be prepared to compete for these positions in all types of organizations - including government institutions, non-profits, educational and cultural institutions and the private sector.

The InfoSci degree will prepare you to compete for a variety of positions and job functions. Listed are some of the types of positions that might be of interest to an InfoSci grad.

Interested in working with data to find novel information that can help guide strategic decision making or help others analyze data? Look for positions like:

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Steward
  • Database Administrator

Want to work with individuals and teams to understand their information needs and their expectations for tools and applications they will use to work with information? You might be interested in a position like:

  • User Studies Specialist
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Interface Designer

If you are looking for a job where you work to gather, organize, disseminate information to members of an organization to address their information needs, you should look for positions like:

  • Content Management Specialist
  • Digital Curation Specialist

Want to design, develop and/or deploy an information system, manage individuals and teams who do such work? You might like to work as one of the following:

  • Requirements Analyst
  • Systems Architect
  • Data Architect
  • Project Manager

 

Explore job and internship opportunities. Learn tips from students on how to secure an internship.

 

The University of Maryland Career Center provides resources to explore your career options.
  • Explore the Career Center Website:
    • Events that introduce students to a variety of industries and fields.
    • Events that connect students directly with employers seeking to hire UMD students.
    • Career advisors to assist students in identifying interest areas and creating a career plan.
    • Workshops to help students learn how to pursue opportunities and grow their professional networks. 
  • Schedule an Appointment with a Career Coach.

 

Explore resources around the University of Maryland, meet-ups about Information Science in DC, and access websites listed below to further help hone your information science skills.
  • CIO delivers the latest tech news, analysis, how-to, blogs, and video for IT professionals, which overs apps, careers, cloud computing, data center, and mobile.
  • Information Week Information Week is a digital magazine which conducts corresponding face-to-face events, virtual events, and research.
  • The Hacker News is the leading source of Information Security, Hacking News, Cyber Security, Network Security with in-depth technical coverage of issues and the only place you need to follow when it comes to latest news on technology.
  • Tutorialspoint has easy-to-follow tutorials on major topics in programming and CS concepts, which you can cover in hours and literally be an expert in amongst your peers. It focuses on classes on Java, SQL, Python, C++, Android and much more.
  • GitHub is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. Members have unlimited access to watch the videos, which are primarily educational.
  • Lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. Members have unlimited access to watch the videos, which are primarily educational. Below is a short list of helpful online courses, training & tutorials.
    • Graphic Design Tips & Tricks
    • Learn Google AdSense: The Basics
    • Excel for Mac 2016: Charts in Depth
    • Adobe Animate CC for Web Designers
    • Hands-On UX: Mobile Prototyping
    • Deploying Exchange Server 2016
    • 10 UX best practices for ecommerce success
Meet-ups in the DC Metro Area:
  • DC Analytics Meetup brings together people who are interested in analytics and how it's revolutionizing the world. Each month we gather to see presentations, demos and network with fellow analytics enthusiasts. Topics covered include big data analytics, predictive analytics, social media analytics, text analytics and much more. Come get involved in a community of likeminded peers and let's turn insights into action.
  • Data Science DC is a non-profit professional group that meets monthly to discuss diverse topics in predictive analytics, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, open data, and data visualization. Members are professionals, students, and others with a deep interest in these fields and related technologies. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome -- to attend, to meet others, and to present their work!
  • Data Visualization DC is a non-profit professional group that meets monthly to discuss data visualization, data communication, infographics, exploratory data analysis, charts and graphs, perceptual psychology, and more! Our members are data journalists, data scientists, business intelligence professionals, and others who tell stories and persuade with data. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome -- to attend, to meet others, and to present their work!

 

iFocus

iFocus are areas that our program identified that will complement the Data Science specialization. Below are nine areas that includes a description, General Education courses, minors, job titles and descriptions, and other opportunities that will assist you in pursuing this program.

Who?
InfoSci students interested in working with the business sector in some capacity or looking towards entrepreneurship.

What will I learn?
InfoSci students who pursue the Data Science specialization to collect and analyze data and apply their findings in a variety of contexts depending on their interests. Students are encouraged to choose a specific aspect of business to focus on. Graduates of this major will be prepared to spearhead business innovations in leading markets and business ventures around the world. Students will have the know-how to become successful entrepreneurs and succeed in a competitive business environment by using effective business models and ideas.

Courses that Combine Data Science & Business  Natural Sciences (NS)

  • ARCH170 Design Thinking and Architecture.
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • ENMA150 Materials of Civilization.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • PHYS105 Physics for Decision Makers: Global Energy Crisis.
 History and Social Sciences (HS)
  • AMST260 American Culture in the Information Age.
  • BMGT289L The Proper Role of Government in a Free Enterprise System.
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • BSOS289I Playing the Market: Managing Risk and Using Technical Analysis.
  • ECON111 Thinking Like an Economist.
  • EDHD231 Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated.
  • GEOG330 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • JOUR289E Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age.
  • JOUR289I Information 3.0: Exploring Technological Tools.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.
  • SOCY225 Women's Jobs, Men's Jobs: How and Why Do They Differ?
 Humanities (HU)
  • AMST101 Introduction American Studies.
  • AMST203 Popular Culture in America.
  • AMST205 Contemporary Moral Issues.
  • ENGL255 Literature of Science and Technology.
  • ENGL282 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory.
  • ENGL293 Writing in the Wireless World.
  • ENGL294 Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media.
  • ENGL295 Literature in a Wired World.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • LGBT265 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures.
  • LING240 Language and Mind.
  • PHIL140 Contemporary Moral Issues.
 Scholarship in Practice (SP)
  • BMGT289A Social Enterprise: Changing the World through Innovation and Transformative Action.
  • BMGT289B How Do Innovators Think?
  • BMGT289E Entrepreneurial Thinking for Non-Business Majors: How Not to Miss Great Opportunities Your Life Throws at You.
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • EDSP220 Disability in Community: Access, Accomodation, and Adaptation.
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • GEOG330 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • HIST142 Looking at America through a Global Lens.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • JOUR289I Information 3.0: Exploring Technological Tools.
  • PSYC221 Social Psychology.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.

Minors that Combine Data Science & Business

  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Engineering Leadership Development
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • General Business
  • Global Studies Minor Program
  • History
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Development and Conflict Management
  • LBGT Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Professional Writing
  • Project Management
  • Resource and Agricultural Policy in Economic Development
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Tech Entrepreneurship

What kinds of jobs can I get with this major?

  • Business Analyst
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Systems Designer
  • Entrepreneur

Who?
InfoSci students interested in working with the Cybersecurity profession.

What will I learn?
InfoSci students who pursue the Data Science specialization to collect and analyze data and apply their findings in a variety of contexts depending on their interests. Students are encouraged to choose a specific aspect of business to focus on. Graduates of this major will be prepared to spearhead business innovations in leading markets and business ventures around the world. Students will have the know-how to become successful entrepreneurs and succeed in a competitive business environment by using effective business models and ideas.

Courses that Combine Data Science & Cybersecurity  Natural Sciences (NS)

  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • PSYC301 Biological Basis of Behavior.
 History and Social Sciences (HS)
  • AMST202 Cultures of Everyday Life in America.
  • AMST260 American Culture in the Information Age.
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • EDHD230 Human Development and Societal Solutions.
  • EDHD231 Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated.
  • GVPT170 American Government.
  • HACS208C Seminar in Cybersecurity; Human Actors and Cyber Attacks.
  • HIST204 Introduction to the History of Science.
  • HIST266 The United States in World Affairs.
  • JOUR289E Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age.
  • PSYC221 Social Psychology.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.
  • SOCY200 Human Societies.
 Humanities (HU)
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • ENGL150 Uncanny Technologies: Monsters, Droids, and Vampires.
  • ENGL294 Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media.
  • PHIL140 Contemporary Moral Issues.
  • ENGL255 Literature of Science and Technology.
  • ENGL293 Writing in the Wireless World.
 Scholarship in Practice (SP)
  • BMGT289B How Do Innovators Think?
  • JOUR150 Introduction to Mass Communication.
  • HACS208C Seminar in Cybersecurity; Human Actors and Cyber Attacks.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.
  • CMSC289I Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence Comes of Age.
  • JOUR289I Information 3.0: Exploring Technological Tools.
  • ENES210 entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis and Decision-Making in 21st Century Technology Ventures.

Minors that Combine Data Science & Cybersecurity

  • Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis and Decision-Making in 21st Century Technology Ventures.
  • Computer Science
  • Global Terrorism
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Development and Conflict Management
  • Military Studies
  • Technology Entrepreneurship

Who?
Do you have a passion for data science and sharing your knowledge with others? Do you enjoy being in an academic environment beyond being a student?

What will I learn?
InfoSci students who pursue the Data Science specialization to collect and analyze data that can be applied to educational analytics relating to testing in secondary education. You will be immersed in critical aspects of data science in education to better prepare future generations of leaders to tackle an increasingly information driven society. Graduates of the major will be prepared to make substantial impacts to the education of information science using expert knowledge and skills developed.

Courses that Combine Data Science & Education  Natural Sciences (NS)

 History and Social Sciences (HS)  Humanities (HU)  Scholarship in Practice (SP)

Minors that Combine Data Science & Education

What kinds of jobs can I get with this major?

Who?
Students interested in acting on their own ideas and develop innovating ways of addressing societal needs. Students that may not fit the mold when it comes to working within boundaries and wish to pursue their own unique path.

What will I learn?
InfoSci students who pursue the Data Science specialization to collect and analyze data and apply their findings in a variety of contexts focused on entrepreneurship. You are encouraged to choose a specific aspect such as for-profit, non-profit, or start-up ventures.

Courses that Combine Data Science & Entrepreneurship  Natural Sciences (NS)

  • ARCH170 Design Thinking and Architecture.
  • ARHU275 Writing to be Seen: Scriptwriting for Theater, Film and Television.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • ENEE200 ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
 History and Social Sciences (HS)
  • BMGT289L The Proper Role of Government in a Free Enterprise System.
  • BSOS289I Playing the Market: Managing Risk and Using Technical Analysis.
  • EDHD230 Human Development and Societal Solutions.
  • EDHD231 Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated.
  • EDHD320 Human Development Through the Life Span.
  • FMSC381 Poverty, Affluence, and Families.
  • JOUR289E Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age.
 Humanities (HU)
  • ENGL255 Literature of Science and Technology.
  • ENGL293 Writing in the Wireless World.
  • ENGL294 Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media.
  • ENGL295 Literature in a Wired World.
  • HIST205 Environmental History.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • MUSC205 History of Popular Music, 1950-Present.
  • PHIL140 Contemporary Moral Issues.
 Scholarship in Practice (SP)
  • ARCH270 Design in Practice.
  • BMGT289A Social Enterprise: Changing the World through Innovation and Transformative Action.
  • BMGT289B How Do Innovators Think?
  • BMGT289E Entrepreneurial Thinking for Non-Business Majors: How Not to Miss Great Opportunities Your Life Throws at You.
  • BMGT289I Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions.
  • BMGT495 Strategic Management.
  • BSOS289I Playing the Market: Managing Risk and Using Technical Analysis.
  • EDSP220 Disability in Community: Access, Accomodation, and Adaptation.
  • ENES140 Discovering New Ventures.
  • ENES210 entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis and Decision-Making in 21st Century Technology Ventures.
  • JOUR150 Introduction to Mass Communication.
  • URSP250 The Sustainable City: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges.

Minors that Combine Data Science & Business

  • General Business (application required)
  • Business Analytics
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship (application required)

Who?
Interested in assisting policymakers in determining their agenda priorities? Want to be the person providing the information that policymakers need to craft data-driven solutions?

What will I learn?
InfoSci students who pursue the Data Science specialization to collect and analyze data that can be applied to understand and create solutions for local, federal, and global issues.

Courses that Combine Data Science & Entrepreneurship  Natural Sciences (NS)

  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
 History and Social Sciences (HS)
  • AMST260 American Culture in the Information Age.
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • ECON111 Thinking Like an Economist.
  • ECON175 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • EDHD231 Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated.
  • GEOG330 As the World Turns: Society and Sustainability in a Time of Great Change.
  • HIST142 Looking at America through a Global Lens.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • JOUR289E Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age.
  • PHIL140 Contemporary Moral Issues.
  • PSYC221 Social Psychology.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.
  • SOCY225 Women's Jobs, Men's Jobs: How and Why Do They Differ?
 Humanities (HU)
  • AMST101 Introduction American Studies.
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • ENGL140 American Fictions: Cross-Examining U.S. Literature, History, and Politics.
  • ENGL255 Literature of Science and Technology.
  • ENGL293 Writing in the Wireless World.
  • ENGL294 Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media.
 Scholarship in Practice (SP)
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • ECON111 Thinking Like an Economist.
  • ECON175 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • EDHD231 Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated.
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • GEOG330 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • HIST142 Looking at America through a Global Lens.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • JOUR289E Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age.
  • JOUR289I Information 3.0: Exploring Technological Tools.
  • PSYC221 Social Psychology.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.

Minors that Combine Data Science & Entrepreneurship

  • Public Leadership
  • Law and Society
  • Global Studies
  • International Development and Conflict Management
  • Global Poverty
  • Global Terrorism

What kinds of jobs can I get with this major?

  • Local, State, Federal Government
  • Non-profits
  • NGOs

Who?
Do you enjoy mining through information to better understand the origin of things around you?

What will I learn?
InfoSci students who pursue the Data Science specialization to collect and analyze data and apply their findings in a variety of contexts depending on their interests. Students are encouraged to choose a specific aspect of business to focus on. Graduates of this major will be prepared to spearhead business innovations in leading markets and business ventures around the world. Students will have the know-how to become successful entrepreneurs and succeed in a competitive business environment by using effective business models and ideas.

Courses that Combine Data Science & History and Culture  Natural Sciences (NS)

  • BSCI160 Principles of Ecology and Evolution.
  • ENST233 Introduction to Environmental Health.
  • GEOL120 Environmental Geology.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • PHYS105 Physics for Decision Makers: Global Energy Crisis.
  • PSYC301 Biological Basis of Behavior.
 History and Social Sciences (HS)
  • AASP100 Introduction to African American Studies.
  • AASP101 Public Policy and the Black Community.
  • AAST200 Introduction to Asian American Studies (HS, D-UPS).
  • AAST443 Asian American Politics.
  • AMST202 Cultures of Everyday Life in America.
  • AMST260 American Culture in the Information Age.
  • ANTH263 Sexuality and Culture.
  • ANTH264 Anthropology and Immigration.
  • ANTH266 Changing Climate, Changing Cultures.
  • AREC345 Global Poverty and Economic Development.
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • CCHS325 Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking.
  • ECON175 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • EDHD230 Human Development and Societal Solutions.
  • GVPT170 American Government.
  • HIST111 The Medieval World.
  • HIST200 Interpreting American History: Beginnings to 1877.
  • HIST201 Interpreting American History: From 1865 to the Present.
  • HIST204 Introduction to the History of Science.
  • HIST205 Environmental History.
  • HIST213 History of Sexuality in America.
  • HIST224 Modern Military History, 1494-1815.
  • HIST233 Empire! The British Imperial Experience 1558 - 1997.
  • HIST234 History of Britain to 1485.
  • HIST250 Colonial Latin America.
  • HIST266 The United States in World Affairs.
  • HIST287 HIST287 Why the Jews? Historical and Cultural Investigations.
  • HIST289C Mirror of Democracy: The Golden Age of Athens.
  • HIST370 Jews and Judaism in Antiquity I: Sixth Century BCE through the First Century CE.
  • JWST370 Before the Holocaust: The Golden Age of Eastern European Jewry.
  • KNES287 Sport and American Society.
  • KNES293 History of Sport in America (HS).
 Humanities (HU)
  • AMST101 Introduction American Studies.
  • AMST203 Popular Culture in America.
  • AMST205 Contemporary Moral Issues.
  • ARHU298L Critical Approaches to Traditional and Non-Traditional Literary Forms across Different Cultures.
  • ARTH200 Art and Society in Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean.
  • ARTH201 Art and Society in the West from the Renaissance to the Present.
  • ARTH250 Art and Society in the Ancient American World.
  • CHIN215 Introduction to Chinese Philosophy.
  • CHIN315 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation.
  • CLAS170 Greek and Roman Mythology.
  • CMLT235 Black Diaspora Literature and Culture.
  • CMLT270 Global Literature and Social Change.
  • CMLT275 World Literature by Women.
  • CMLT277 Literatures of the Americas.
  • CMLT280 Film Art in a Global Society.
  • EDPS210 Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Education.
  • ENGL130 Race and the Cultural Politics of Blood: A Historical Perspective.
  • ENGL140 American Fictions: Cross-Examining U.S. Literature, History, and Politics.
  • ENGL201 Inventing Western Literature: Ancient and Medieval Traditions.
  • ENGL211 English Literature: Beginnings to 1800.
  • ENGL222 American Literature: 1865 to Present.
  • ENGL234 African-American Literature and Culture.
  • ENGL235 U.S. Latina/o Literature and Culture.
  • ENGL250 Reading Women Writing.
  • HIST110 The Ancient World.
  • HIST120 Islamic Civilization.
  • JAPN221 Radical Transformations in Japanese Culture.
  • RUSS221 Masterworks of Russian Literature I.
  • SLLC285 European Encounters with New Worlds.
  • WMST275 World Literature by Women.
 Scholarship in Practice (SP)
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • ECON111 Thinking Like an Economist.
  • ECON175 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • EDHD231 Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated.
  • EDSP220 Disability in Community: Access, Accomodation, and Adaptation.
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • GEOG330 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • HIST142 Looking at America through a Global Lens.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • JOUR289E Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age.
  • JOUR289I Information 3.0: Exploring Technological Tools.
  • PSYC221 Social Psychology.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.

Minors that Combine Data Science & History and Culture

  • Archaeology
  • Classical Mythology
  • Creative Writing
  • Earth History
  • LGBT Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Linguistics

Who?
Do you have a passion for politics? Do you want to learn about how information drives political agendas? Do you follow political trends and how information is gathered, used, and delivered to the electorate?

What will I learn?
InfoSci students who pursue the Data Science specialization to collect and analyze data that can be applied to re-engineer politics to construct voter targeting models and predict the election in realtime. You will be able to develop political strategies by studying information related to current political trends, analyzing shifts in things like surveys and poll numbers, and set political agendas for election cycles. Graduates of the major will be prepared to gather, analyze, and disseminate politically relevant information to target electorates, policy makers, and influence political change.

Courses that Combine Data Science & Politics  Natural Sciences (NS)

  • AOSC123 Causes and Implications of Global Change.
  • ENSP101 Introduction to Environmental Science.
  • ENST233 Introduction to Environmental Health.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • GEOL124 Evolution of Life and Environment on Planet Earth.
  • NFSC112 Food: Science and Technology.
  • PHYS105 Physics for Decision Makers: Global Energy Crisis.
  • PLSC115 How Safe is Your Salad? The Microbiological Safety of Fresh Produce.
  • PLSC125 Feeding Nine Billion by 2050: Food Security and Crop Protection.
  • PSYC301 Biological Basis of Behavior.
 History and Social Sciences (HS)
  • AMST202 Cultures of Everyday Life in America.
  • AMST260 American Culture in the Information Age.
  • ANTH263 Sexuality and Culture.
  • ANTH264 Anthropology and Immigration.
  • ANTH265 Anthropology of Global Health.
  • ANTH266 Changing Climate, Changing Cultures.
  • AREC250 Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • AREC345 Global Poverty and Economic Development.
  • BSOS289I Playing the Market: Managing Risk and Using Technical Analysis.
  • BSST334 States of Emergency.
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • CCJS100 Introduction to Criminal Justice.
  • ECON111 Thinking Like an Economist.
  • ECON175 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • EDHD230 Human Development and Societal Solutions.
  • EDHD320 Human Development Through the Life Span.
  • EDSP289I Disability: From Stigma and Sideshow to Mainstream and Main Street.
  • FMSC110S Families and Global Health.
  • FMSC381 Poverty, Affluence, and Families.
  • GEOG110 The World Today: Global Perspectives.
  • GEOG330 As the World Turns: Society and Sustainability in a Time of Great Change.
  • GVPT105 Introduction to Political Ethics.
  • GVPT105S Introduction to Political Ethics.
  • GVPT170 American Government.
  • GVPT200 International Political Relations.
  • GVPT205S Special Topics in International Ethics, Conflict, and Immigration.
  • GVPT289A Special Topics in Government and Politics; Appetite for Change: Politics and the Globalization of Food.
  • GVPT289L Special Topics in Government and Politics; Religions, Beliefs, and World Affairs.
  • HACS208C Seminar in Cybersecurity; Human Actors and Cyber Attacks.
  • HIST142 Looking at America through a Global Lens.
  • HIST205 Environmental History.
  • HIST266 The United States in World Affairs.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • HLTH130 Introduction to Public and Community Health.
  • JOUR289E Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age.
  • LGBT200 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies.
  • PHIL140 Contemporary Moral Issues.
  • PSYC221 Social Psychology.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.
 Humanities (HU)
  • AMST101 Introduction American Studies.
  • AMST203 Popular Culture in America.
  • AMST205 Material Aspects of American Life.
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • ENGL140 American Fictions: Cross-Examining U.S. Literature, History, and Politics.
  • ENGL255 Literature of Science and Technology.
  • ENGL280 The English Language.
  • ENGL282 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory.
  • ENGL293 Writing in the Wireless World.
  • ENGL294 Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media.
  • LGBT265 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures.
  • LING240 Language and Mind.
 Scholarship in Practice (SP)
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • ECON111 Thinking Like an Economist.
  • ECON175 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • EDHD231 Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated.
  • EDSP200 Disability in Community: Access, Accommodation, and Adaptation.
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • GEOG330 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • HIST142 Looking at America through a Global Lens.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • JOUR289E Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age.
  • JOUR289I Information 3.0: Exploring Technological Tools.
  • PSYC221 Social Psychology.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.

Minors that Combine Data Science & Politics

  • Archaeology
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • General Business
  • Global Poverty
  • Global Studies Minor Program
  • Global Terrorism
  • History
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Development and Conflict Management
  • Law and Society
  • LGBT Studies
  • Military Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Resource and Agricultural Policy in Economic Development
  • Rhetoric
  • Statistics
  • Tech Entrepreneurship

Minors that Combine Data Science & Politics

  • Local, State, Federal Government
  • Non-profits
  • NGOs
  • Analyst/Researcher Political Think Tank

Who?
Are you interested in serving your community? Want to use technology to develop innovative ways to create solutions to problems in your community and beyond?

What will I learn?
InfoSci students who pursue the Data Science specialization to collect and analyze data can be applied to create viable technology-based solutions needed to solve societal and community problems. You will develop skills in data analysis and collection, how to make informed data-driven decisions, and build tools that support decisions that make real impact on the world.

Courses that Combine Data Science & Society/Community Development  Natural Sciences (NS)

  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
 History and Social Sciences (HS)
  • AMST260 American Culture in the Information Age.
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • ECON175 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • ECON111 Thinking Like an Economist.
  • EDHD231 Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated.
  • GEOG330 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • HIST142 Looking at America through a Global Lens.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • JOUR289E Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age.
  • PSYC221 Social Psychology.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.
  • SOCY225 Women's Jobs, Men's Jobs: How and Why Do They Differ?.
 Humanities (HU)
  • AMST101 Introduction American Studies.
  • ENGL140 American Fictions: Cross-Examining U.S. Literature, History, and Politics.
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • ENGL255 Literature of Science and Technology.
  • ENGL293 Writing in the Wireless World.
  • ENGL294 Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media.
  • PHIL140 Contemporary Moral Issues.
 Scholarship in Practice (SP)
  • BSGC101 Globalization.
  • ECON111 Thinking Like an Economist.
  • EDHD231 Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated.
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • GEOG330 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • HIST142 Looking at America through a Global Lens.
  • HIST289R Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling.
  • JOUR289E Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age.
  • JOUR289I Information 3.0: Exploring Technological Tools.

Minors that Combine Data Science & Society/Community Development

  • Public Leadership
  • Law and Society
  • Global Studies

What kinds of jobs can I get with this major?

  • Local, State, Federal Government
  • Data Manager
  • Performance Data Analyst
  • Research Data Analyst

Who?
Are you committed to creating a sustainable world? Do you want to explore how natural systems impact society, the economy, government, or even social justice? Do you want to help identify and create data-driven sustainable solutions?

What will I learn?
InfoSci students who pursue the Data Science specialization to collect and analyze data that can be applied to identifying and implementing sustainable policies, reporting on sustainable efforts, and examining environmental performance efforts.

Courses that Combine Data Science & Sustainability  Natural Sciences (NS)

  • AOSC200 Weather and Climate.
  • ARES200 The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem: Intersection of Science, Economics, and Policy.
  • BSCI160 Principles of Ecology and Evolution.
  • ENST233 Introduction to Environmental Health.
  • GEOL120 Environmental Geology.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • PHYS105 Physics for Decision Makers: Global Energy Crisis.
 History and Social Sciences (HS)
  • ANTH266 Changing Climate, Changing Cultures.
  • GEOG330 As the World Turns: Society and Sustainability in a Time of Great Change.
  • HIST205 Environmental History.
  • PSYC211 Social Psychology.
  • PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good.
 Humanities (HU)
  • AMST205 Contemporary Moral Issues.
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • ENGL255 Literature of Science and Technology.
  • ENGL293 Writing in the Wireless World.
  • ENGL294 Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media.
  • HIST205 Environmental History.
  • PHIL140 Contemporary Moral Issues.
  • PHIL261 Philosophy of the Environment.
 Scholarship in Practice (SP)
  • ENEE200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology.
  • GEOG330 Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies.
  • GEOL123 Causes and Consequences of Global Change.
  • PHYS105 Physics for Decision Makers: Global Energy Crisis.
  • PLISC289I Greening Cities: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Who Cares?
  • PSYC221 Social Psychology.
  • URSP250 The Sustainable City: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges.

Minors that Combine Data Science & Sustainability

  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Resource and Agricultural Policy in Economic Development
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Meteorology
  • Sustainability Studies

What kind of jobs or positions can I get with this major?

  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Sustainability Data Engineer
  • Data Insights Analyst
  • Engineering/Sustainability Data Analyst Programmer
  • Sustainability Project Coordinator

 

 

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