Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
Credit Hours:

Curate, manage and preserve content with digital multi-media libraries using in-demand information technology skills.
The Information Science degree with a concentration in Digital Content and Information Systems provides graduates with the practical knowledge needed to manage the increasingly growing volume of digital information. Graduates will have a better understanding of the tools and technologies needed to manage large amounts of data and complex information systems. Students enrolled in the program will have a better understanding of human-computer interaction issues and interfaces.

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Why Earn anInformation Science Degree With a Concentration in Digital Content and Information Systems?

The Digital Content and Information Systems degree 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 a 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 Digital Content and Information Systems Highlights

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 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, that 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 Digital Content and Information Systems?

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 to decision-makers in a timely manner
  • 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 Digital Content and Information Systems Courses You Could Take

Information Technology Management (3 hrs)
Students learn basic concepts of information and its role in an information society, and includes mechanisms of information processing, information transfer, and applications of computers and other information tools in various disciplines and fields.
Digital Curation and Preservation (3 hrs)
The abundance of electronic and computer-based information requires a new type of professional to examine the life-cycle of the new type of information content: digital content. Decisions about the preservation of this new type of material are not trivial, and include its descriptive components and particular formats and standards for long term archival storage and access.
Information Architecture (3 hrs)
This course introduces the basic concepts and components of information architecture within the context of end-user and organizational needs. Students will gain an understanding of the intellectual technologies necessary to design and implement effective and cost-efficient information systems such as digital libraries, database systems, and a range of other web-accessible resources, as well as collaborative computer systems in organizational environments.
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.
Multi-Media Production (3 hrs)
Students will learn about nonbook resources and services in different kinds of libraries and information/media centers. The course includes preparation and organization of materials, instructional design and materials production, and the use and maintenance of related equipment with supervised laboratory experience.
Information Retrieval Systems (3 hrs)
Topics include computer-based storage and retrieval of textual, pictorial, graphic and voice data. This course addresses questions about how users interact with information retrieval (IR) systems, their components, evaluation and their impact in society.

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