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Information Science & eSociety

Bachelor of Arts

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The School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) is proud to announce the creation of a new academic program, eSociety, which will offer students the opportunity to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts degree or an Undergraduate Minor in eSociety.  Innovations in communication and computational technology are fundamentally changing the ways we create, process, share, manage, and shape knowledge.  eSociety will prepare students for life and work in contemporary society.

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus
  • UA Online

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 or 107 or 109H 3
Math 109c or 112 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
First Semester Second Language 4
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
3rd Semester
eSociety Intro Courses 3
Tier I General Education 3
Minor 3
Third Semester Second Language 4
4th Semester
eSociety Core 3
eSociety Core 3
Tier II General Education 3
Minor 3
Fourth Semester Second Language 4
5th Semester
Research Methods & Data Analysis I 3
eSociety Core 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Minor 3
6th Semester
Research Methods & Data Analysis III 3
Research Methods & Data Analysis II 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
eSociety Elective 3
eSociety Elective 3
eSociety Elective 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
8th Semester
Engaged Learning 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge of the ethical, legal, historical, and modern aspects of information technologies, technical computing, data analysis, social media, database, and sociocultural and technology trends gained from a major in eSociety provides graduates with a solid career foundation. Graduates are well prepared to work in information literacy instruction, social analysis, information management, data analysis, and computing. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in library science or information technology. Some of the job titles listed below may require an advanced degree.

Potential Career Areas

  • Marketing
  • Consulting and advising
  • Information and technology management
  • Editorial/media
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Web and software program design
  • Database management
  • Data processing and maintenance

Sample Employers

  • Research institutes
  • Online business companies
  • Computer and application service providers
  • Archives and museums
  • Universities and colleges
  • Governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Data centers/database management companies
  • Public, special and academic libraries
  • Software program companies

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Computer Operator $22,820 - $38,870
Computer Trainer/Information Literacy Instructor $32,190 - $56,850
Computer User/Technical Support Specialist $27,780 - $46,620
Data Processing Technician $36,000 - $76,140
Database Administrator $42,930 - $77,080
Database Analyst $65,000 - $85,000
Desktop Publisher $19,740 - $37,040
Help Desk Analyst $34,930 - $59,090
Information System Manager $74,940 - $120,950
Internet Applications Programmer $42,850 - $74,280
Library Associate/Library Assistant $13,340 - $20,720
Library Technician $15,000 - $41,000
Marketing Research Analyst $33,280 - $60,300
Online/Web Project Manager $65,000 - $105,000
Software Developer, Applications $63,140 - $101,410
Software Developer, Systems Software $55,770 - $92,660
User Interface Designer $40,000 - $60,000
Web Administrator/Webmaster $40,000 - $70,000
Web Developer $33,550 - $62,500