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:

  • Data scientist — preserving and disseminating information in a timely manner to decision makers
  • Information specialist — helping people find information and use it effectively
  • Corporate researcher — working in management, software engineering, usability, intelligence analysis, web development and other areas
  • Information analyst — using your skills to find, use, analyze and synthesize information from various sources
  • Knowledge manager — organizing the 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:

  • Be an information professional
  • Create, organize and manage information products
  • Apply the latest information tools

We offer four concentrations and a wide range of minors, which often become specializations for graduate study. A minor in a technological field makes you more marketable to information agencies. The concentrations are available in:

  • Digital content and information systems
  • Information management and health informatics
  • Information science and knowledge organization
  • Project and knowledge management

Another key component of the program is its flexibility. Course work is offered onsite, online and in blended formats so you can balance classes with full-time or part-time employment.

The Tuition Assistance Scholarship (TAS) is available to help you pursue your bachelor's degree. Transfer students are also eligible for this scholarship. As a recipient of the TAS, you may also apply for additional financial assistance and competitive scholarships offered by the Department of Information Science. More information 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.


High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

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 or advisor 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. Each year, 3,800 students transfer to UNT.