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Information Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
In today's information age, all professions are driven by the creation, use, and transfer of knowledge. The Information Studies degree from University of Oklahoma focuses on how information impacts and is influenced by societal issues, governmental regulation, policy, and economics, as well as I.T. systems' design, implementation, and management.
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The Bachelor of Arts Information Studies offered at the University of Oklahoma  is an interdisciplinary degree designed to prepare students to explore and analyze information needs, and deploy appropriate and effective approaches to satisfying those needs. The central theme of the degree is facilitating the link between people and the information they need to succeed.

Information professionals work in environments where their daily activities include:

  • following a natural curiosity across multiple subjects and disciplines
  • weighing and taking risks
  • leading a team
  • designing the unexpected solution
  • sharing expertise in information technologies

Designed to prepare a technologically skilled and broadly educated graduate, the IS degree guides students through major coursework that is based in multiple disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences. The degree also provides internship opportunities that give students first-hand experiences in the field.

The Information Studies degree can be completed online from anywhere in the world as long as you have connectivity to the internet.


Graduates will be prepared to explore and analyze information needs and work within the organizational context to develop appropriate and effective approaches to satisfying those needs.

Our alumni work in many diverse industries and settings, including communications, the petroleum industry, financial management software, libraries, and data research centers. Our graduates have a variety of careers including:

  • project manager
  • document and records manager
  • information technology security analyst
  • software implementation specialist
  • information technology specialist
  • network administrator
  • system analysis
  • software programmer
  • website designer and creator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro. to Information Studies
  • Information & Comm. Technology
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Database Design forInfo. Organizations
  • Information Studies Capstone
  • Internship in Information Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit either the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. This includes a $40, non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants.
  • Official high school transcript that reflects at least six semesters of work completed and includes your GPA computed on an unweighted 4.0 scale and your class rank
  • Official test scores to us through ACT and/or The College Board. Your test scores may also be included on your official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official copies of any AP or CLEP test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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