Applied Data and Information Science

Applied data and information science

Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Your car—like your phone, and even that new fridge—collects information nonstop. As corporations, nonprofits, and other institutions seek to realize the potential of data at an extreme scale, highly skilled data professionals are managing the onslaught and turning this information into usable knowledge.

If you’re interested in the growing and evolving field of data work and information science, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Data and Information Science is designed for you. Our classes enable you to gain skills at every stage of the data pipeline.

This major prepares you to meet the developing information needs of businesses, hospitals, and other employers through a rigorous program focused on data curation, management, ethics, analysis, and dissemination. These skills are essential to navigate a society that increasingly runs on data.

Degree map

One of the most difficult tasks of being a college student is figuring out what classes to take and when to take them. In order to make the process a little easier, each major at IU Indianapolis has its own degree map outlining the path you should take to graduate as quickly as possible.

Get admitted to the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

Admission by certification

  • Complete 12 credit hours of nonremedial courses
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Complete LIS-S 201 with a C or higher

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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