Information Science


Your Future in Information Science

Are you computer-savvy? Do you value being organized? If so, you should consider pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science at the University of North Texas.

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

What we offer

The bachelor's degree program is the portal to our master's degree in Information Science or Library Science. While pursuing your degree, you'll hone the skills required to:

  • Apply the latest information tools
  • Be an information professional
  • Organize, manage and analyze information

We offer six concentrations and a wide range of minors, which will make you more marketable to employers. The concentrations are:

  • Data science
  • Digital content and information systems
  • Human language technology
  • Information management and health informatics
  • Information science and knowledge organization
  • Project and knowledge management

Flexibility is a key component of the program. Coursework is offered onsite, online and in blended formats so you can balance classes with full-time or part-time employment.

The Department of Library and Information Sciences offers financial support and scholarships to its students to recognize exceptional academic and creative accomplishments. More information regarding departmental scholarships is available at our website.

What to expect

The necessary course work required to earn your degree includes:

  • 42 credit hours of UNT core classes (required of all undergraduate students)
  • 45 credit hours of cross-functional electives (at least 9 credit hours must be upper level)
  • 15 credit hours of courses in the Information Science program (as determined by your advisor)
  • 18 credit hours of courses in one of the concentrations noted above

The information science courses provide an overview of information professions, information organizations, and information access and retrieval. A complete degree plan is available at our website.

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

For detailed information on recognized high school graduation programs and SAT/ACT requirements, visit our admissions site.

In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by the March 1 priority date and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office. Do you live out of state? For your convenience, you can apply through the Common Application at commonapp.org.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit unt.edu/credit.

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 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.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

The Career Center, Learning Center and our team of 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.