Bachelor of Science in Information Science

Admission requirements

  1. KCSE or equivalent certificate with a minimum of C+ and grade C (plain) in both mathematics and English or similar grades in an equivalent examination approved by the University Senate. Or
  2. KACE or equivalent Certificate with a minimum of two principal passes in A-level examination in Mathematics and English Language. Or
  3. Applicants with Diploma in Information Science or any other relevant discipline from an institution recognized by the University Senate.

Programme description

The program takes a minimum of four (4) academic years where an academic year consists of two (2) semesters.

Programme Learning Objectives

  1. Apply library management concepts, techniques and practices in solving library problems.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills in records and archive management in an organization.
  3. Use mass media techniques to capture, analyze and disseminate information in an organization.
  4. Apply ICT knowledge and skills to solve information management problems in an organization.
  5. Apply knowledge and skills in teamwork management, communication and public relation management.
  6. Apply information management concepts, techniques and practices in an organization.
  7. Carry out research and a propose solution or develop a system to solve the identified problem.

Expected career directions

  • Librarians
  • System Librarians
  • News Writing, News Reporting
  • Script Writing, Records Management
  • Archives Management
  • Marketing of Records and Archives services
  • Information consultants
  • Information Officers
  • Book Publishers
  • Knowledge Managers
  • Instructional Material Designers
  • Library supervisor /manager
  • Print and other media producers
  • Museum Curators
  • Journalists