Oct 25, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Information Science


EIT, Room 550 | (501) 916-3951 | (501) 916-3049 (fax) | ualr.edu/informationscience

Chair Pierce, Elizabeth; Associate Professor
Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Science Agarwal, Nitin
Professors Berleant, Daniel
Dagtas, Serhan
Talburt, John
Tudoreanu, Mihail
Wang, Richard
Wu, Ningning
Xu, Xiaowei
Yang, Mary
Technical Director of the MidSouth Bioinformatics Center Williams, Phil
Information Technology Minor Program and E-Commerce, Instructors Wallace, Thomas; Senior Instructor
Bruce Bauer; Advanced Instructor
Emeritus Faculty Wigand, Rolf; Professor Emeritus
Bruhn, Russel; Professor Emeritus

The Department of Information Science seeks to expand human and technical capabilities through information in a world where information is of central importance to personal, organizational, social, political, technical, and economic progress. Information Science makes sense of the data that people gather using information technologies and systems. The programs that reside in the Department of Information Science focus on the transformation of data to actionable insights using a variety of techniques that extract meaning from the data stored within those information technologies and systems.

The information science program combines the techniques of computer science with the knowledge of information management to produce graduates who are qualified for professional positions in the information technology/systems field. Students develop the skills needed for creating more efficient and effective information systems, designing better information products, managing and securing data resources, and dealing with emerging information technologies. Graduates find positions in a variety of roles including application developers, database administrators, network specialists, data analysts, systems analysts, and web/social media specialists.

The information science experience emphasizes laboratory environments and hands-on projects using appropriate software to aid in understanding the theory. An additional goal of the information science curriculum is to develop communication and team skills of students. For this reason, many courses incorporate written reports and oral presentations. Other courses reinforce the importance of group dynamics through the completion of team projects.

General Information

Our Bachelor of Science in Information Science  degree emphasizes the design and development of information systems using a variety of technologies (web, server, desktop, mobile) to prepare students for careers helping organizations and their employees to work with the data that they need for effective decision making. Our Bachelor of Arts in Web Design and Development  degree combines web technologies with the arts and the social sciences to prepare students for careers in web design, content management, and usability experience. Minors in Information Technology  and Bioinformatics  help round out the department’s offerings. Our department also offers graduate study opportunities in Information Quality (Certificate, MS, and Ph.D.), Information Science (Certificate, MS, and Ph.D.), and Bioinformatics (MS and Ph.D.).

Programs

    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of ScienceEarly Entry Programs

    Get a head start on your graduate studies while completing your bachelor’s degree in:

    Minor