Information Systems


Your future in Information Systems

Interested in an intellectually challenging career with excellent growth potential? Enjoy collecting, organizing and presenting data? Want to major in an area that capitalizes on your computer skills and business savvy? A Bachelor of Science degree in Business Computer Information Systems from the University of North Texas may be for you.

New technological applications are driving the demand for computer and information systems managers. They solve business problems by strategically managing information systems. With this degree, you can be a:

  • Computer consultant
  • Database manager
  • Network administrator
  • Security manager
  • Software programmer
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems developer
  • Trainer
  • Web developer

Area companies that regularly hire our graduates include Fidelity Investments, PepsiCo and Atmos Energy.

What we offer

Our curriculum provides a thorough understanding of how information systems fit an organization’s or company’s business needs. It’s been developed in consultation with world business leaders in the region, current students and alumni. This ensures that you have the knowledge and skill set the market demands.

Faculty members utilize a "learn today, apply tomorrow" classroom philosophy. They’re recognized professionals for their research on current issues. If you need help with course work, we have regularly scheduled tutoring sessions during the fall and spring semesters.

While pursuing your degree, you can simultaneously earn the prestigious National Security Agency 4012 Security Certification. This certificate can put you on the fast track to a managerial position.

Networking opportunities are available through the Association for Information Systems Student Chapter, the student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and the Professional Leadership Program. The PLP works with corporate partners throughout the region to get you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce. You can also test your skills in competitions such as the Microsoft Imagine Cup and the Cybersecurity Competition.

A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community (REAL Community) brings together business students who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

We sponsor several scholarships to help you pursue your degree.

The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813- 769-6500). This means the college meets or exceeds high academic standards of excellence in education.

Our Business Leadership Building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — heightens your learning experience. It contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the-art general access computer lab. This building helps distinguish us as a leader in business education for students and executives.

What to expect

Your Business Computer Information Systems courses will focus on:

  • Designs and problems of contemporary information systems
  • Assessment of business processes
  • Database applications
  • Electronic commerce
  • Project management
  • Privacy and security of computer information systems
  • Computer programming in the business environment

You may also take courses about computer networks, the mainframe environment, data warehousing, client-server systems and user-interface design.

The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you’re attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,800 students transfer to UNT.