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The Bachelor of Science in Information Science program 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 has led to a host of related trends and issues, including social media, security, privacy, digital divide, information literacy, open access, digital curation and more.
Students in the grad track can transition into classes for the ALA-accredited Master of Science degree in Library Science. The program has been continuously accredited by the American Library Association since 1965. The degree is offered:
Each student works with a faculty advisor to create an individualized program reflecting the student’s career goals. The concentrations are intended to prepare graduates to succeed in a wide range of positions and information settings in both private and public organizations
Current Concentrations are:
The master's program prepares information professionals for work in a variety of roles and application settings, including various information agencies and all types of libraries. In addition, the program prepares at a master's level, individuals who wish to pursue study in the theoretical development of information science.
Students earning this degree will be prepared for a wide range of careers, such as: