Students must take 5 upper-level electives to satisfy the requirements of the IS major. Students can mix and match classes from a variety of areas to get a broad perspective of information science. For example, by taking INFSCI 1620: Advanced Security, INFSCI 1470: Immersive Media Technologies and INFSCI 1530: Data Mining, students can get an appreciation of using data for decision making, while accounting for security challenges and solutions with emerging technologies like VR/XR/AR and how humans use them.
It is also possible for students to pick focussed Cybersecurity, UX, Information Systems, or Data-centric pathways as shown below.
Recommended Electives for Pathways
Cybersecurity Pathway: INFSCI 1620: Advanced Security, INFSCI 1630: Communication Networks, INFSCI 1640: Wireless Networks, INFSCI 1690: Cloud Computing, INFSCI 1670: Security Management and Computer Forensics. Students may be able to take graduate classes such as INFSCI 2170: Cryptography with advisor and instructor permission.
Information Systems Pathway:
- Implementation of Information Systems: INFSCI 1570: Network and Web Data Technologies, INFSCI 1630: Communication Networks, INFSCI 1640: Wireless Networks, INFSCI 1690: Cloud Computing, INFSCI 1460: IT Project Management
- Design of Information Systems: INFSCI 1460: IT Project Management, INFSCI 1520: Information Visualization, INFSCI 1430: User Experience Engineering, INFSCI 1530: Data Mining, INFSCI 1570: Network and Web Data Technologies
The students can confer with their advisors and faculty mentors to select other classes for these pathways. For example, INFSCI 1440: Social Computing would also be a good choice for the data-centric pathway.