Information Studies

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480-461-7060

This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society
Information Studies

Technology has rapidly transformed how we create, distribute, access, and consume information. Today’s companies are looking for professionals who can communicate effectively across digital platforms and also possess the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate and understand the behaviors and biases that are inherent in digital communication. Marketing and communication professionals specialize in analyzing the impact of media on daily life and society in order to help companies strategize, engage, and communicate effectively.

The Information Studies program will help prepare you for work in a variety of communication fields, such as marketing, social media, libraries, editing, public relations, journalism, and online content creation. Our experienced instructors will teach you how to communicate across diverse populations and platforms using the latest digital tools and media. You will develop critical-thinking skills to evaluate information in several formats, as well as examine our roles as content creators and consumers in a global society. The program will also teach you the importance of using information according to ethical, legal, and copyright considerations.

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Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Information Studies program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Information Studies and eSociety Information Studies and eSociety A transfer partner Bachelor's Degree

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Information Studies program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$57,957

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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