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Information Science, B.A.

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  • 48 months
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Overview

While the technical component encompasses computer programming, database and text management systems, telecommunications, expert systems and statistics, the human perspective includes assessing information needs and exploring the social effects of information systems.

In the Information Systems program you’ll gain experiences that develop both computational competence and the ability to link people with technology — as well as the skills needed to participate in a field that continually adapts to match emerging technologies with evolving information requirements. Our strong internship program and networks provide many opportunities for hands-on experience in that in-demand field.

State-of-the-art facilities in the Shineman Center include workspaces configured for class-based, small-group and individual activities. State University of New York at Oswego labs provide a great learning, testing and training ground for future success.

Career options:

  • Information specialist
  • Librarian
  • Computer operator
  • System manager
  • User support technician
  • Laboratory specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Database manager

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 included:
  • Introduction to Information Science 
  • Introduction to Scripting and Markup Languages 
  • Information Storage and Retrieval 
  • Ethics and Social Policy in the Digital Age 
  • Multimedia/Hypermedia Design and Authoring 
  • Database Management Systems in Business 
  • Telecommunications 
  • Knowledge Representation and Intelligent Systems 
  • Information Science Capstone Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Requirements:
  • Complete your online application
  • Submit transcripts: Mail all official college/university and secondary school transcripts (transfer applicants) or just your secondary school transcript (freshmen) to SUNY Oswego
  • Send in your English proficiency test scores: uccessful applicants will have a minimum English proficiency of 71 in TOEFL, 6.0 in IELTS, or 55 in PTE. 
  • Provide financial documentation: Send a copy of an original bank statement including a bank official's signature and stamp evidencing sufficient funds for the first year via email to the International Student and Scholar Services Office

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oswego

  • 1100 - 1500 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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