InfoSci @ Shady GROVE: cURRICULUM

InfoSci Courses at Shady Grove

The Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) degree program, known as InfoSci, is offered at Shady Grove to transfer students who have completed a two-year Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree in information science, information systems, computer science or related field, or have completed 60 college credits, including required benchmarks or their equivalents.

Qualified transfer students are admitted to the InfoSci at Shady Grove program as a cohort group. Students complete their degree over four consecutive semesters as full-time students, taking five 3-credit courses per semester, and graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Information Science degree. The InfoSci program at Shady Grove is a cohort program with a pre-set class schedule to ensure admitted students are able to complete their degree in four consecutive semesters.

The program requires the completion of twenty courses comprised of ten core courses, five INST major electives (3xx or 4xx INST courses), four free electives, and one professional writing course. 

Core Courses - 30 credits

Course

Credits

Prerequisite

INST301 Introduction to Information Science

3

 

INST311 Information Organization

3

INST301 (can also be taken concurrently)

INST314 Statistics for Information Science

3

INST301, MATH115, STAT100

INST326 Object-Oriented Programming for Information Science

3

INST301 and INST126 or equivalent

INST327  Database Design and Modeling

3

INST126 or equivalent

INST335 Teams and Organizations

3

PSYC100 and INST301

INST346 Technologies, Infrastructures and Architecture

3

INST301, INST326, and INST327

INST352 Information User Needs and Assessment

3

INST301 and INST311

INST362 User-Centered Design

3

PSYC100, INST301, and INST326

INST490 Integrative Capstone

3

INST314, INST335, INST346, INST352, INST362

Five Major Electives - 15 credits

 

Elective

Credits

INST354 Decision-Making for Information Science

3

INST377 Dynamic Web Applications

3

INST414 Advanced Data Science

3

INST447 Data Sources and Manipulation

3

INST462 Introduction to Data Visualization

3

Four Free Electives - 12 credits

Because of the pre-set nature of the program, free elective courses are selected which complement and reinforce the major courses. Students are, however, welcome to pursue other free elective courses in consultation with the InfoSci Advisor that may be of interest to them, or that may better suit their won personal and professional goals. Free elective courses may be any course taken at any level to meet the minimum 120 credits required to graduate. 

Professional Writing - 3 credits