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Information Science & Arts

Bachelor of Arts

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Students pursuing the B.A. in Information Science and Arts take courses in creative coding, human-computer interaction, virtual reality, user experience, interactive art, sound technology, multimedia design, and game development. Lasers and 3D printers allow students and faculty to make just about anything in a new rapid prototyping lab built to support this curricular program. Jobs in this area are those requiring interdisciplinary and out-of-the-box thinking, primarily in fields that work with computational data tied to humans interacting with computers. 

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: https://ischool.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

Moderate

    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).
Moderate
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

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 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 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Math 3
Second Language 4
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
ISTA 100 Great Ideas of the Information Age 3
Second Language 4
3rd Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
ISTA 130 Computational Thinking and Doing 4
Second Language 4
4th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
ISTA 161 Ethics in a Digital World 3
ISTA 116 Statistical Foundations for the Information Age 3
Second Language 4
5th Semester
Research Methods and Data Analysis 3
ISTA 131 Dealing with Data 4
Society 3
Computantial Arts and Media 3
Minor Course 3
6th Semester
Intensive Computing 3
Computantial Arts and Media 3
Computantial Arts and Media 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
7th Semester
Computantial Arts and Media 3
Independent Study, Directed Research, or Internship 3
Minor Course 3
Upper Division Elective 3
8th Semester
ISTA 498 Senior Capstone 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Upper Division 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 aztransfer.com

  • 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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