The Information School (or iSchool) at the University of Washington is an undergraduate and graduate school that offers BS, MLIS, MSIM, and PhD degrees. Formerly the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences (GSLIS), the Information School changed its focus and name in the late 1990s.Roseth, B. (1998). New director leads Library school intoInformation Age. University Week.
The Information School offers a single undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Science in Informatics degree. The Informatics program is a competitive two-year program, focused on the design of information systems and services. The program touches on privacy issues, ethics, and management, as well as search engines, web development, and database design. Students are asked to study a broad range of areas in the information field, including: Information Management and Technology, Information related research, interactive system design, human-computer interaction, and information science. Graduates of the program typically go on to jobs such as: