Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences (BSIS)
Information Sciences: Applied Data Analytics & User Experience
College of Communication & Information
Use your associate degree from a Tennessee Board of Regents community college as your foundation to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences online at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Information sciences is a diverse and growing interdisciplinary field that integrates data, information, technology, and user experience. All courses are taught by internationally recognized and award-winning professors and lecturers from the School of Information Sciences (SIS).
(60 transferred from Associates)
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Join the Diverse Field of Information Sciences, Data Analytics & UX
The Applied Data Analytics and User Experience concentration of the Information Sciences major is designed for students interested in working at the critical intersection of data and information, people and society, and technology. The degree is offered exclusively online and designed for transfer students. Prospective students who have an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), Associate of Science (AS), or Associate of Science in Teaching (AST) degree from a Tennessee Board of Regents community college are eligible to complete the program.
Information is central to today’s modern world and society, making this degree a versatile way for students to pursue a variety of careers. Information sciences professionals are employed in all types of organizations and industries. Reports on occupational demand by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show strong growth for computer and information technology jobs.
Our award-winning and world-class faculty in the School of Information Sciences (SIS) at UT offer a broad range of teaching and research experience and expertise that enriches the student’s academic journey. Our degree prepares students for work in various roles, including UX/UI design and research, data mining, and data analytics.
The Need for Information Professionals
At the School of Information Sciences, we prepare students to examine and think critically about the ethics and impact of data, information, and technology on individuals, organizations, and society. Our courses cover topics like information technology, information management, programming, web development, user interface design, usability testing, data analytics, and information visualization. Students develop professional and technical skills for analyzing and designing technology to improve users’ lives. Students also integrate and apply computational, scientific, social, and humanities perspectives to the issues our society is confronting, such as misinformation and disinformation, privacy, security, usability, and accessibility.
What can you do with a BSIS in Applied Data Analytics & User Experience?
Graduates pursue careers in numerous settings specializing in database design, database management, data analytics, UX research, UX/UI design, computer technology, information and communications technology (ICT), and more. The BSIS with a concentration in Applied Data Analytics and User Experience also prepares students to pursue graduate degrees in information-related fields.
The online BS Information Sciences program allows students to take courses geared toward their professional interests, preparing them with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue their desired careers.
INSC 305: Internet & Society
Social study of the Internet, including historical development, Internet technologies, and use. Internet ethics and governance. Contemporary issues concerning equitable access, privacy, security, intellectual property, and censorship.
INSC 384: Database Design
Procedures and techniques in database design and development. Conceptual data modeling. Logical database design. Physical database design process. Structured Query Language (SQL).
INSC 435: Usability Testing & Methods
Processes and methods of testing information services and systems. Developing assessment reports for websites, mobile content, and other information products.
INSC 486: Data Analytics
Concepts, techniques, and tools of data analytics. Collecting, extracting, and transforming data. Mining data to discover hidden patterns and knowledge. Investigating the application of data analytics in various information environments.
BSIS Applied Data Analytics & User Experience Career Pathways
The online Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences with a concentration in Applied Data Analytics and User Experience program prepares graduates for successful careers in the information sciences.
Data Management Analyst