Academic Departments

The College of Professional and Global Education offers interdisciplinary and forward-looking academic programs that prepare students to address the world’s increasing challenges around analyzing, managing, protecting, securing, designing, organizing, and preserving data, information, records, and archives through technology-oriented and user-focused practices and solutions. The two academic units within the College of Professional and Global Education are the Applied Data Science Department and the School of Information.


Applied Data Science Department

The Department of Applied Data Science is an academic hub jointly with other SJSU departments and industry partners for promoting education and research in applied data science. Our students gain mastery of the meaningful applications of data science to real-world data challenges. Silicon Valley is known for its leadership in the big data economy and its demand of talents in response to the exponential growth of data. The department continuously seeks guidance from leading data professionals and companies to ensure that the curriculum is relevant for growing the talents needed by Silicon Valley. Local data professionals regularly interact with our students in person through teaching classes, invited talks and seminars, sponsoring internships, and supervising master projects.


School of Information

The information professions encompass the disciplines of library and information science; archives, records and information governance; and informatics. Through the School of Information’s exclusively online bachelor’s degree, master’s degrees, and certificate programs, individuals can get started on their careers or advance their careers in these exciting and growing fields. Career specializations are wide and varied, such as user experience design, digital asset management, information architecture, e-commerce development, electronic records management, digital preservation, and librarianship.