Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Empower health care providers to provide world-class care with information technology and insightful informatics.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Science with a concentration in Information Management and Health Informatics provides graduates with the skills and competencies needed to work in health care environments and to work with health information such as patient information, medical records, medical imaging and clinical research data. Students in the program will explore how to effectively use technology to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare including reducing cost, increasing patient access and improving diagnosis and treatment.

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Why Earn an Information Science Degree With a Concentration in Information Management Science and Health Informatics?

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Information Science is a flexible program offering a wide range of concentrations, including technological fields, making you more marketable. Concentrations or minors chosen by students in this program often become an area of specialization for graduate study.

The degree 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 bachelor’s program provides general educational preparation for students planning to enter the information profession. Its objectives are for students to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to:

  • The roles and impact 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

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

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

Marketable Skills
  • Information analysis
  • Project management
  • Database design and application development
  • Information architecture and website design
  • Oral and written communication

Information Science Degree With a Concentration in Information Management Science and Health Informatics Highlights

Special lectures hosted by the College of Information 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 Association for Information Science and Technology, and the Knowledge and Information Professional Association.
Proactive students can choose accelerated options, such as the “degree in three” program or grad track option to accelerate their education.
The Department of Information Science offers financial support and scholarships to its students to recognize exceptional academic and creative accomplishments.
The Career Center is one of 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.
Instruction is offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, online and blended, which allows you to balance classes with full-time or part-time employment.

What Can You Do With an Information Science Degree With a Concentration in Information Management Science and Health Informatics?

A bachelor's degree in Information Science is the entry point for many information-related careers in the public and private sector, such as:

  • Corporate researcher — working in management, software engineering, usability, intelligence analysis, web development and other areas
  • Data scientist — preserving and disseminating information in a timely manner to decision-makers
  • Information analyst —finding, using, analyzing and synthesizing information from various sources
  • Information specialist — helping people find information and use it effectively
  • Knowledge manager —organizing information from multiple areas in a business to facilitate internal and external procedures

Information Science Degree With a Concentration in Information Management Science and Health Informatics Courses You Could Take

Medical Informatics (3 hrs)
Topics include history of medical information; biomedical communication; types of information resources and services related to the transfer of information in the health sciences; computer applications to health sciences libraries; and analyses of current issues in the health care field and their relationship to health sciences libraries and information centers.
Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery (3 hrs)
This course introduces the student to data analysis, data mining, text mining and knowledge discovery principles, concepts and practices to approach data and data mining tasks and techniques using suitable software and other data analysis tools.
Information Technology Management (3 hrs)
Topics include basic concepts of information and its role in an information society; mechanisms of information processing, information transfer; and applications of computers and other information tools in various disciplines and fields.
Managing Automation Projects (3 hrs)
This course covers initiating, planning and managing projects to select, acquire, develop and install new, replacement and upgraded computer-based systems in libraries/information agencies of all types and sizes, oriented around activities necessary for effective automation projects.
Data Visualization (3 hrs)
This course enables students to combine statistical methods and graphic-centered computer-based treatment of structured and unstructured data. It includes theoretical considerations to visual design as well as practical computer scripting that will enable students to use visualization techniques and the necessary tools to visualize large sets of data.
Health Science Information Management (3 hrs)
This course is an introduction to computer-based health sciences information centers. Topics include: health sciences environment, management, collections, users, project planning, information technology, evaluation and assessment, professional activities of health information management specialists, including the growing emphasis on evidence-based practice, informatics, and trends that affect future practice.

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