The department (the former Department of Library Science) was established in 1964 and transformed into the Department of Information and Communications in 2001 to adapt to the trends of information & communication technology and the digital convergence in the 21st century. The educational objectives of the department focus on the four core competencies, including information design, knowledge management, web communication, and interdisciplinary skills. The main courses include web design, information visualization, web database design, information acquisition and organization, knowledge value adding, digital media preservation, social media communication, user studies, and information marketing. The department provides both the 4-year college program and the master program for its prospective students.
Graduates are capable of digital contents planning and designing, information collecting, organizing, and value-adding, information marketing and communicating efficiently, and visualized information. The job positions for our graduates include user experience (UX) designers, user interface(UI) designers, social media specialists, digital marketing managers, big data analysts, data scientists, new media specialists, knowledge managers, IT service project managers, and library website designers; the employment options include, Internet service providers, mass media companies, government agencies, information centers, and web companies.