Bachelor of Science in Information Science

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The Bachelor of Science in Information Science at the University of North Texas is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge needed to build competencies in important and emerging areas such as information organization, information architecture, information seeking and use, health informatics, knowledge management, digital content and digital curation, and information systems.

The BSIS degree prepares students for a career at the intersection of information, people, and technology. The continuous growth of information and technology innovation have led to a host of related trends and issues, including social media, security, privacy, digital divide, information literacy, open access, digital curation and more. With the need to address these issues comes the importance of educating a new generation of information professional who not only have the can-do attitude but also flexible, innovative, entrepreneurial and progressive.

At the Intersection of Information, People & Technology

Students earning this degree are able to customize their program by developing focused areas of studies (concentrations) or by choosing a minor or certificate in another field. The flexibility built into the BSIS program prepares graduates for the varying career options available in the information profession.

Information has increased in importance. This reality opened the door to even more exciting opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level in the information profession. While pursuing your degree, you will hone the skills required to:

  • Aid information seekers
  • Add value to information products
  • Apply the latest tools and technologies to the ever increasing volume of information

A key component of the BSIS program is its flexibility. Instructions are offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online and blended, that allows you to balance classes with full-time or part-time employment.

Special lectures hosted by the college and the department feature renowned scholars who provide different perspectives and insights into the information science field. Our students and faculty are active members of different professional associations and learned societies, such as the iSchools consortium, the American Library Association, the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and the Knowledge & Information Professional Association.

Benefits of this Program

The bachelor’s program goal is to provide general educational preparation for students planning to enter the information professions. The bachelor's program objectives are for students to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to:

  • The roles and impacts of information policies, practices, and information itself on diverse populations in a rapidly changing technological and global information society.
  • Human information needs and behavior in order to develop and implement information systems and services that meet user needs.
  • Professional practices necessary to succeed in information-related occupations and to pursue the professional master's degree.
  • The philosophy, principles, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the field.

Worried that your busy lifestyle will get in the way of making your career goals a reality?

Our online program is the solution.

  • Convenient. Log in at any time from any place.
  • Affordable. Costs $1,281.68 per 3-hour course for Texas residents – an excellent value for a completion bachelor's degree.
  • Flexible. Online courses allow you to set your own schedule.
  • Adaptable. With the option to take one, two, or three courses at a time, you can set your own pace to best fit your needs. (Financial Aid requires taking 5 graduate hours to qualify.)
  • Respected. In addition to the Denton and Houston programs, the Department of Library and Information Sciences offers several programs in the form of cohorts in various locations across the country. Most of these cohorts are grants funded and are offered in collaboration with local organizations.

How does this program advance my career? This program is a perfect fit for:

  • Information professionals work in a variety of organizational settings including private and public sectors
  • Among many positions, you may work as a Chief Information Officer, Data Mining Specialist, or Intelligence Analyst.

How does it work?

  • The 33-hour Online BS in Information Science requires 18 hours of required core courses in one of the program concentrations, and at least 15 additional hours selected with the approval of the department.
  • Cross Functional - 45 hours may be completed or transferred from related areas and programs as approved by the department. Students must contact an advisor in the information science program to determine the 45 hours of course work needed to complete the cross-functional area of the degree.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required for all courses counted toward the major.

A student must have completed a minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be upper level.


Program Contact

Library and Information Sciences
UNT Discovery Park, Suite C232
3940 N. Elm Street
Denton TX, 76207 

Office: (940) 565-2445