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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017


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Dean: Keith Marzullo
Associate Dean(s): Brian Butler; Susan Winter

The Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program addresses the growing need for skilled information professionals who can strategically develop and use new information methods and technologies in a wide variety of contexts.  The BSIS program prepares students to understand, assess, create and manage information services and systems, organizations and digital technologies from a multidisciplinary perspective.  The BSIS program teaches future information professionals to manage issues related to information users, information organization and content, technology and the global environment.


Students are required to meet with an advisor each semester before registration. Advisors help students choose courses, and encourage students to seek professional experiences during their college years.  As in all majors, students must submit and have approved a graduation plan using the template that is available at www.4yearplans.umd.edu .  The four year course plan outlines the prerequisites, benchmarks and required courses for this degree.

Students are primarily responsible for keeping track of their academic progress and strongly encouraged to contact their advisor for the correct interpretation of policies and procedures.

Financial Assistance

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OFSA) administers all types of federal, state, and institutional financial assistance programs, and in cooperation with other University offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For more information, visit: www.financialaid.umd.edu .

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