Kuwait University
College of Life Sciences

Information Science Department
ABET Accredited in General Computing


Nature of Specialization

The Information Science curriculum offers students a strong foundation in principles, practice, and applications of information systems from a computing perspective. The curriculum focuses on the applications of modern methods and the latest information systems and computing concepts. Students are trained to develop, implement and maintain information systems in order to successfully support the increasingly visible role of information system in enterprise management and the society. The emphasis is on the application and administration of information Systems rather than the engineering aspects of the computer. Core technology areas include object-oriented programming, web programming, operating systems, computer networks, information security, system analysis and design, database management, and information system development.

The program of study also includes practical statistics, and discrete mathematics and computer ethics. Additionally, students engage in internship programs and capstone projects where they acquire a range of applied technical and professional skills to develop, implement and maintain information systems in a variety of organizations. The program also includes an "Environmental Electives" component, which provides students opportunities to focus on a specialized topic, or area where information systems play a major role.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Science.
  • Master of Science in Information Technology.
  • Master of Science in Computing Information Systems.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities for graduates of the Department of Information Science are many and varied as follows:

  • Software designer/developer/tester.
  • IT managers.
  • Databases administrator.
  • Information networks developers and administrators.
  • Information security officer.
  • Information systems designers/architect.
  • Web designer/developer.
  • Information and data analyst.
  • Systems analyst.
  • Multimedia designer.
  • Technology and information consultants.