Undergraduate Admissions

Prospective iSchool student

The College of Information Science (InfoSci) offers dynamic undergraduate degrees in Game Design and Development, Games and Behavior, Information Science, Information Science and Arts, and Information Science and eSociety.

Our interdisciplinary degrees provide the hands-on computational, analytical, technological and critical thinking foundation you need to thrive in tomorrow's information-savvy workforce.

Undergraduate applications are now open.

Undergraduate Programs

In the BSGDD, ranked in the top 25 of public game design degrees, you’ll get the hands-on design and development skills necessary to create interactive, virtual environments that span devices and platforms, whether for games or virtual reality applications in education, business, healthcare and beyond.

Career Possibilities

BSGDD graduates are ready to excel in a variety of in-demand positions, including 3D artist, application developer, art director, computer-aided design (CAD) drafter, computer programmer, concept artist, game designer, game tester, graphic designer, mobile developer, software developer, software quality assurance analyst, video game designer and web developer. Learn more about BSGDD career outcomes.

Degree Requirements

Example Courses

  • GAME 251: Introduction to Game Design
  • GAME 303: Digital Games and Society 
  • GAME 351: Introduction to Game Development with Unity 
  • ISTA/GAME 451: Game Development

Explore the BS in Game Design & Development

In the BA GB, you’ll gain a hands-on, interdisciplinary understanding of important artistic and design principles and human behavior in games for entertainment, education, public relations and other industries, as well as the implications of gamification in society (including game addiction), without the need for extensive knowledge of computer programming.

Career Possibilities

BA GB graduates are ready to excel in many positions, including art director, concept artist, consumer insight manager, game designer/manager, game tester, gaming market research manager, graphic designer, marketing specialist, software quality assurance analyst, user experience designer/manager, video game designer and web designer. Learn more about BA GB career outcomes.

Degree Requirements

Example Courses

  • GAME 251: Introduction to Game Design
  • GAME 303: Digital Games and Society 
  • GAME 305: Legal Aspects of Game Industries
  • GAME 307: Narrative Practices in Digital Games
  • GAME 308: Diversity and Bias in Games
  • GAME 310: Gamification and Society

Explore the BA in Games & Behavior

In the STEM-designated BSIS, ranked in the top 20 of information technology degrees, you’ll explore information systems and computational methods used to transform data and information into knowledge, from artificial intelligence to virtual reality, data science to machine learning. Take one of two emphasis areas: Data Science and Interactive and Immersive Technologies.

Career Possibilities

BSIS graduates are ready to excel in a variety of in-demand positions, including application or systems analyst, database administrator, data scientist or engineer, digital artist, digital repository specialist, information architect, information security or cybersecurity analyst, software developer or engineer and web programmer. Learn more about BSIS career outcomes.

Degree Requirements

Example Courses

  • ISTA 416: Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
  • ISTA 331: Principles of Data Science
  • ISTA 424: Virtual Reality
  • ISTA 350: Programming for Informatics Applications

Explore the BS in Information Science

In the STEM-designated BA IS&A, you’ll explore creative computing, digital media, science and technology conveyed through art, user experience, virtual and extended reality, interactive art including installations, and programming for imaginative, aesthetic or experiential purposes.

Career Possibilities

BA IS&A graduates are ready to excel in a wide variety of in-demand positions, including audio-visual technician, computational art/simulation/installation technician, data engineer, digital marketing specialist, information systems specialist, sound engineer, systems developer, user experience designer, video game designer and web designer. Learn more about BS IS&A career outcomes.

Degree Requirements

Example Courses

As a Bachelor of Arts student you will take the same core classes as Bachelor of Science students, but only one "intensive computing course" and at least four "computational arts" courses.

  • ISTA 301: Computing and the Arts
  • ISTA 302: Technology of Sound
  • ISTA 303: Introduction to Creative Coding

Explore the BA in Information Science & Arts

In the STEM-designated BA IS&ES, you’ll explore digital media, digital engagement and storytelling, online behavior, internet studies, social media and social networks, digital life and its impact on human behavior, content creation and more.

Career Possibilities

BA IS&ES graduates are ready to excel in a wide array of in-demand positions, including business insight and analytics manager, content developer/producer, digital marketing specialist, digital media specialist, engagement manager, librarian, marketing analyst, information systems specialist, social media specialist, strategy manager, technology consultant and web designer/producer. Learn more about BA IS&ES career outcomes.

Degree Requirements

Example Courses

In the BA IS&ES, can may more technical classes in web design and data science, but can also pursue a non-technical, social sciences-focused route. The degree has a great deal of flexibility, and few prerequisites.

  • ESOC 211: Collaborating in Online Communities
  • ESOC 213: The Past and New Media
  • ESOC 300: Digital Storytelling and Culture
  • ESOC 317: Digital Crime and Social Media
  • ESOC 340: Information, Multimedia Design and the Moving Image

Explore the BA in Information Science & eSociety


Undergraduate Admissions

All prospective students are required to submit application materials directly through the University of Arizona web-based application portals, and we're ready to assist. Applicants may access their applications as many times as necessary to refine and complete them before formal submission.

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Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Main Campus

  • Fall Semester for First-Year Students: May 1, 2025
    Currently open
  • Fall Semester for Transfer Students: July 1, 2025
    Currently open
  • Spring Semester for First-Year Students: November 1, 2024
    Currently open
  • Spring Semester for Transfer Students: December 2, 2024
    Currently open
  • Summer Term: May 1, 2025
    Currently open

Online Campus

  • Fall Semester, August Start: August 1, 2024
    Currently open
  • Fall Semester, October Start: September 15, 2024
    Currently open
  • Spring Semester, January Start: December 2, 2024
    Currently open
  • Spring Semester, March Start: February 15, 2025
    Currently open

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College of Information Science & U of A Undergraduate Information Sessions

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Rene Lozano
Manager of Undergraduate Recruitment

infosci@arizona.edu
520-626-2519

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