Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Create user-friendly systems to organize knowledge and discover new solutions to help institutions achieve their full capabilities.
The Information Science degree with a concentration in Project and Knowledge Management provides graduates with the knowledge and the understanding of the convergence of project management and knowledge management, including the use of associated tools and technologies. It prepares them to assume project management responsibilities including project initiation, planning, scheduling, implementation, knowledge retention and knowledge transfer.

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Why Earn an Information Science Degree With a Concentration in Project and Knowledge Management?

The Information Science degree with a concentration in Project and Knowledge Management is a flexible program offering a wide range of concentrations, including technological fields, making you more marketable. Concentrations or minors are 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 Project and Knowledge Management 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 Project and Knowledge Management?

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 Project and Knowledge Management Courses You Could Take

Project Management for Information Systems (3 hrs)
Topics include managing the process of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating systems, including defining requirements, developing requests for proposals, evaluating alternative systems and locating and hiring consultants.
Knowledge Management Tools and Technologies (3 hrs)
This course is an introduction to knowledge management technologies; Internet and web technologies; knowledge management processes and corresponding technologies; collaboration tools and technologies; information and knowledge portals; KM readiness and IT infrastructure; and evaluation and selection criteria for knowledge management tools.
Information Technology Management (3 hrs)
Students will learn basic concepts of information and its role in an information society including mechanisms of information processing, information transfer, and applications of computers and other information tools in various disciplines and fields.
Information Resources in Culturally Diverse Communities (3 hrs)
Topics include information resources, methods and services to meet access needs of diverse communities; issues in the provision of information services to diverse communities; study of the needs and cultural milieu of these communities; and materials and methods for serving these groups.
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 and facilitate visual analysis.
Records Management Operations (3 hrs)
Topics include management operations for records control and use; preparation, organization, storage, retrieval and dissemination; preservation, security and disposal problems; planning and supervising records management programs; departmental functions and organization; and data-processing applications and online systems.

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