Undergraduate Programs – Summary of Peer Schools www.ischools.org identifies 21 programs, but only 14 with undergraduate programs University UC-Berkeley UC-Irvine UC-Los Angeles School/Division iSchool Information & Computer Science Drexel Dept. of Inf. Studies Heinz School of Policy Mgt. iSchool Florida State Georgia Tech College of Inform. College of Comput Illinois GSLiS Indiana Indiana Maryland Michigan UNC-CH Informatics SLIS Col. Inf. Studies iSchool SILS Penn State Col. Inf. Science Pittsburgh Rutgers Singapore Mgmt. Syracuse Sch. Inf. Sci. Sch. Comm., Information, & Lib. Science Sch. Inf. Systems Sch. Inf. Studies UT-Austin Toronto Washington iSchool SLIS iSchool Carnegie Mellon Degrees NA Business Inf. Mgt. Computer Science Comp.Sci. & Eng. Informatics Inf. & Comp. Sci. NA Core Joint degree Major Major Major & Minor Major & Minor Highly regimented programs NA Inf. Systems Inf. Technology Soft. Engineering Accelerated BSMS Information Tech. Computer Science Comparat. Media Information Technology Stud. Informatics NA NA Informatics Information Science IS & Technology Sec. & Risk anal. IS & Technology Inform. Science Communication IT & Informatics Journ. & Media st Inf. Mgmt & Tech Inf. Mgmt. & Tech. Inf. Studies Inf. Studies Inf. Mgmt. & Tech NA NA Informatics BSIS BSIT BSSE Highly regimented programs BS (or Minor) BS Joint degree Minor 6 Highly regimented programs 2 BS BS BS BS AS BS 6 6 5 BS BS Dual, Bus. Dual, Pub. Comm. Minor 10 9 BS 9 The above table includes analysis of undergraduate program offerings at the 21 iSchools. Seven schools have no undergraduate programs, one school has an undergraduate minor only, three programs have highly regimented programs beginning at freshman year and were difficult to compare. Of the remaining programs, there were six schools that had well-structured programs and adequate data on the Internet to offer comparison: Florida State University, University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University, Singapore Management University, Syracuse University and the University of Washington. Florida State University offers both the B.S. in Information Technology and a Minor. There are 6 courses comprising the core. Four of these are foundation courses: Information Science, Technologies, Technical Communication, and Resource Data and Analysis. The program has two tracks – (1) Information Systems and Services and (2) Information Organization and Communication – and the introductory course for each of these tracks (under the same titles) make up the other two courses in the core. Electives are chosen based upon the track. There is also a two-course capstone perspectives and project required in the senior year. The University of Pittsburgh offers the B.S. in Information Science. There are 6 core courses and there are additional electives allowing students to specialize in one of three concentrations: Information Systems, User-Centered Design, or Networks and Security. The six core courses include: Introduction to Information Systems and Society, Object-Oriented Programming 1 for Information Science, Database Management Systems, Introduction to Telecommunication and Networks, Information Systems and Analysis, and Human Factors in System Design. Rutgers University School of Communication, Information, and Library Science offers three undergraduate degrees: B.S. in Communication, B.S. in Information Technology and Informatics, and B.S. in Journalism and Media Studies. We concentrated on the B.S. in Information Technology and Informatics as being more comparable to our own program. There are 5 core courses required of all students: Information Technology and Information; Social Informatics; Introduction to Computer Concepts; Object-Oriented Programming; and Management of Technological Organizations. There is a 6th, interdisciplinary requirement, but students have a choice between two courses: Introduction to Communication and Information Systems and Processes OR Introduction to Media Systems and Processes. Singapore Management University offers the B.S. in Information Management and Technology. There are 6 core courses required of all University students regardless of major that include Analytical Skills and Creative Thinking; Business, Government and Society; Management Communication; Ethics and Social Perspectives; Leadership and Team Building; and Technology and World Change. The core courses required specifically from the School of Information Systems include: Seminar in Information Systems Management; Information Systems Software Foundations; Object Oriented Application Development; Data Management; and Software Engineering. Syracuse University offers a B.S. in Information Management and Technology, a minor, and two dual degrees, including a degree with the business school and a degree with the school of communication. The core courses for the B.S. include: the First Year Forum (an issues course); Information Technologies; Introduction to Computer Networking; Introduction to Information-Based Organizations; Operating Systems Administration; Information Analysis of Organizational Systems; Managing Information Systems Projects; Introduction to Database Management Systems; and Professional Issues in Information Management Technology. The University of Washington offers the B.S. in Informatics. The program includes 10 core courses, including: INFO 330 Information Architecture; INFO 380 Information Systems Analysis and Management; INFO 481 Project Management; CSE 143 Computer Programming for Engineers and Scientists II; CSE 373 Data Structures and Algorithms; INFO 340 Database Management and Information Retrieval; INFO 343 Web Technologies; INFO 450 Information Policy; INFO 470 Research Methods; and INFO 360 Design Methods for Human Computer Interaction.