Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
10/29/2015University of Maryland College Park
Proposal
BSInformation Science12/28/2015Approved2/19/2016
Information Science Program Description
<p>University of Maryland College Park is proposing to offer a new Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS).  Information Science is a STEM program that prepares students to design, develop and use information and technology to understand, assess, create and manage systems to meet the needs of people, organizations and society in a variety of contexts.  The curriculum has been developed to provide students an interdisciplinary STEM educational experience with a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.  The BSIS will create opportunities for students in applied technology fields who are currently not served by the existing computer science, engineering, social sciences, the liberal arts and humanities. The initial curriculum will focus on Data Science with additional areas of specialization to be considered in the future as enrollments become established.</p>