Skills and Abilities gained with this major

Computers represent a significant dimension of this major, but students also are expected to be thoroughly grounded in human language, cognition, and communication. This insures against narrow technical preparation, which leads to rapid obsolescence in a rapidly changing field, and it prepares students to make the most creative and useful applications of information technologies.

Students also gain many skills handling, compiling, and manipulating data and information. Many analytical skills are demonstrated by students, as they learn to interpret and evaluate the information they compile. Finally, students learn to package and present the information, which is perhaps the most important aspect of the process.