Applied Data and Information Science B.S. + Library and Information Science M.S.

Put the focus on data and how to tame it by earning a Bachelor of Science in Applied Data and Information Science and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science through the IU School of Informatics and Computing’s 5-year accelerated degree program.

Convenience meets science

A leader in the field of online learning, IUPUI’s Department of Library and Information Science specializes in fostering collaborative learning from a distance. By creating an environment that allows you to work from home or wherever you need to be, our online master’s program lets you expand your skills and further your education without putting life on hold.

Everything runs on data

Your classes will prepare you to manage the relentless data pipeline and meet the developing need for information, through a rigorous program focused on data curation, management, ethics, analysis, and dissemination.

In your online Master of Library and Information Science courses you’ll create technology plans, develop leadership strategies, build web pages, and organize and preserve information in digital libraries.

A new world of information

Learn how to be an analyst and a steward of all kinds of information, organizing the history we’re making each day and crafting science-based solutions. With your degree combination, you’ll be qualified for jobs including:

  • Curator
  • Data Warehousing Specialist
  • Digital collections librarian
  • Information architect
  • Library director
  • Media specialist
  • Metadata specialist
  • Social science data librarian
  • Technical services specialist

How it works

You’ll apply for the accelerated program in the sixth semester of your B.S. or when you have successfully completed your first five semesters—75 credit hours—with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher. The School of Informatics and Computing will waive all application fees.

Bachelor and master degrees are conferred independently.

Plan of Study

First Year

Fall Semester (16 credits)

INFO-I 100 First Year Experience (1 cr.)

INFO-I 202 Social Informatics (3 cr.)

LIS-S 201 Foundations of Data Studies (3 cr.)

MATH 15300 College Algebra (3 cr.)

COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 cr.)

Cultural Understanding class (from list)   (3 cr.)

Spring Semester (16 credits)

INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I – BMI-specific section (4 cr.)

INFO-I 275 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction Theory (3 cr.)

INFO-I 303 Organizational Informatics (3 cr.)

ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I   (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities class (Recommended courses: HIST-H 195 Introduction to Digital Humanities; NEWM-N 100 Foundations of New Media; NEWM-N 102 Digital Media Imagery; NEWM-N 201 Design Issues in Digital Media)  (3 cr.)

 

Second Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.)

INFO-I 223 Data Fluency (3 cr.)

LIS-S 202 Data Organization and Representation (3 cr.)

NEWM-N 299 Career Planning (2 cr.)

Life and Physical Sciences class (from list)   (3 cr.)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

INFO-I 308 Information Representation (3 cr.)

LIS-S 305 Data Curation and Management (3 cr.)

PBHL-B 302 Biostatistics for Informatics (3 cr.)

Life and Physical Sciences class (from list)   (3 cr.)

Elective (3 cr.)

 

Third Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

INFO-I 305 Introduction to Research in Informatics  (3 cr.)

INFO-I 421 Applications of Data Mining (3 cr.)

LIS-S 301 Data Policy and Governance (3 cr.)

LIS-S 302 Data and Society  (3 cr.)

Elective (3 cr.)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

INFO-I 330 Legal and Social Informatics of Security (3 cr.)

LIS-S 404 Surveillance Studies  (3 cr.)

LIS-S 405 Data Archives (3 cr.)

NEWM-N 328 Visualizing Information (3 cr.)

Elective (3 cr.)

 

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (13 credits)

INFO-I 453 Computer and Information Ethics (3 cr.)

INFO-B 505 Informatics Project Management (3 cr.)

LIS-S 402 Data Preservation (3 cr.)

LIS-S 500 Methods and Tools for the Information Profession (3 cr.)

Elective   (1 cr.)

Spring Semester (15 credits)

INFO-I 465 Informatics for Social Change  (3 cr.)

Capstone (Choose from: INFO-I 491 Capstone Project Internship; INFO-I 492 Senior Thesis; or INFO-I 494 Design and Development of an Information System)   (3 cr.)

MLIS elective: LIS-S 501 Information Sources and Services (3 cr.)

MLIS elective: LIS-S 502 Acquisitions and Management of Knowledge and Information   (3 cr.)

MLIS elective   (3 cr.)

Fifth Year

Summer (6 credits)

LIS-S 503 Organization and Representation of Knowledge and Information (3 cr.)

MLIS elective   (3 cr.)

Fall Semester (9 credits)

LIS-S 505 Evaluation of Information Sources and Services or  LIS-S 506 Introduction to Research  (3 cr.)

MLIS elective   (3 cr.)

MLIS elective   (3 cr.)

Spring Semester (9 credits)

MLIS Management Core (3 cr.)
Options:
LIS-S 551 Library Management
LIS-S 552 Academic Library Management
LIS-S 553 Public Library Management
LIS-S 585 Archival Appraisal and Management
LIS-S 671 School Media

MLIS elective   (3 cr.)

MLIS elective   (3 cr.)

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