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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.