You’ve got the knowledge and work experience – but maybe you’re not able to advance your career because you’re missing one piece of the puzzle: your bachelor’s degree. Going back to school to complete your degree can be expensive and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. The new UW Flexible Option could be your answer. The UW Flexible Option was created especially for working adults who need a flexible education experience, and want to earn a respected degree at their own pace, at a lower cost than traditional online or classroom settings.
The IST program is offered in the UW Flexible Option format through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS). The IST program is a one-of-a-kind offering in the state of Wisconsin, designed by the faculty and staff of the UW-Milwaukee SOIS, and is known for its innovation and leadership in education. The UW Flexible Option IST degree provides a more flexible approach to delivering the educational experience to students, while relying on the strength of the SOIS IST program, which has been offered in the classroom and online since 2003.
Through the IST program, students are immersed in gaining experience and knowledge in information science, architecture, organization, storage and retrieval, as well as Internet applications. Students enter a program that is tuned into the private and public sectors, with faculty communicating with industry leaders to understand the needs and expectations of future employees – a program that looks to place students into the industry to grow their experience and knowledge as they work on their degree. The program encourages an entrepreneurial and innovative atmosphere for students, and gives them experience working with research and methods, database design, and systems analysis.
To find out more about the UW Flexible Option and whether this competency-based education option is a good fit for you, call a friendly enrollment adviser today at 1-877-895-3276.
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