The mission of the School of Digital Sciences is to foster a broad understanding of the digital sciences across traditional “digital” programs by offering courses, and undergraduate minor, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Digital Sciences, and by fostering research collaboration among faculty in related disciplines.
The School of Digital Sciences offers both Undergraduate and Graduate degrees, as well as an undergraduate minor. These degree programs are designed to complement existing programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (the Department of Computer Science), the College of Business (the Department of Management and Information Systems), the College of Communication and Information (the Schools of Library and Information Sciences, Visual Communication Design, and Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Information Architecture and Knowledge Management program), the College of Technology, and the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (the School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences), among others.
The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Digital Sciences provide a broad overview across traditional “digital” programs, and prepare graduates to effectively understand and specify the information repositories, software applications, and telecommunication infrastructure needed to support the goals of an organization, and to work with a multi-disciplinary team to meet those needs.
The Master of Digital Sciences degree provides a broad overview of the Digital Sciences across traditional “digital” programs. It can serve as a terminal professional degree to augment Bachelors degrees in related units by giving their graduates a broader exposure to the digital sciences and some focused depth in one area outside their own discipline. It can also serve as an entry degree to augment Bachelors degrees in other units by giving their graduates a broad exposure to the digital sciences and a focused introduction to one area outside their own discipline.
The School of Digital Sciences will also serve as an incubator for research collaboration among faculty in related disciplines and as a focal point for multi-disciplinary collaborations.