School of Information Sciences - Undergraduate Program

Program details

The undergraduate program in information science will help you to understand how people seek and create electronic information; how to build, design, and evaluate effective information systems; and how people ultimately transform information into useful knowledge.

Core courses will provide you with essential skills in:

Then choose one of the industry-driven specializations:

Students will, in the last semester, take a capstone course.  This is a chance to intern at one of the many international corporations located in Pittsburgh -- or to participate in federally-funded research projects.  

Internships will provide for supervised work in an information environment offering a real-world frame of reference for understanding and applying the skills, methodologies, and theories gained from information science courses.

BSIS internships

Students in the undergraduate program in information science will participate in a capstone experience which might include doing an internship with regional companies and organizations.

Internships offer you a chance to gain real-world experience, to craft a portfolio that showcases your work and abilities, and to begin to make valuable contacts in the field.  At the iSchool, we encourage our BSIS students to take advantage of the fact that Pittsburgh is home to over 65 major corporations, many of which make the Forbes Top 1000 list. 

Click here for a list of recent internships.

The Whole Process

While many other schools emphasize technology, the iSchool is concerned with the whole process—information architecture, navigation, and management.