Field of Study: Information Science
Information science programs teach people about the collection, organization, and use of information in traditional and electronic formats.
Information science programs include topics such as:
- Information classification and organization
- Systems planning and design
- User interfaces
- Database development
- Information policy analysis
- Communications and networking
Many community colleges and 2-year schools offer associate degree programs in information science. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in information science. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in information science. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.