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Each of the introductory Information Science courses is the beginning of a path of in-depth study. We call these paths Concentrations. Each one is described in further detail below.

Students specialize in a particular area of interest in Information Science by selecting one concentration, from the seven concentration options, that will provide in-depth study in that area. Courses under each concentration  come from within and outside the department. If you're not sure which concentration  to pursue, read the information below on each one to determine which best suits your interests and career goals. In addition to the courses in their chosen concentration, students are required to choose three electives per the elective guidelines that will contribute to their studies in either breadth or depth. 

This concentration provides students with an in-depth understanding of the behavioral and social aspects of interacting with and through information technology.

This concentration will equip students to learn about the world through data analytics.

This concentration explores computing as a cultural phenomenon. It equips students to analyze technology's role in society and culture, to understand it historically, and to produce media artifacts.

This concentration provides training and insight into the ethical, legal, and policy dimensions of contemporary information technology.

This concentration provides students with the analytical and technical skills they need to design and build functional technical systems.

This concentration helps students to understand formal models, data and policy issues surrounding networked systems.

This concentration is designed to help students gain a better understanding of user experience design through studies in design and user perception.