Discovery Park, Room E290
1155 Union Circle #311068
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Linda Schamber, Interim Dean
The College of Information was created on October 1, 2008, by consolidating two existing academic units. The subsequent name change to the College of Information was effective May 1, 2009. The college comprises two departments: Learning Technologies (formerly in the College of Education) and Library and Information Sciences (formerly the School of Library and Information Sciences).
The college situates itself at the intersection of people, technology and information. Its faculty, staff and students invest in innovative research, collaborative partnerships and student-centered education to serve a global information society. The college is dedicated to serving state, regional, national and global communities by preparing information leaders and innovators; forging the creation of transformative and translational knowledge; and sharing knowledge that addresses information challenges and problems. The college’s goals are to
- provide exemplary learning opportunities and instruction facilitated through varied formats, technology-rich environments and an accomplished faculty who embrace diversity in all college endeavors;
- contribute leading-edge research, scholarship and creative pursuits for a global informational society; and
- nurture the professional endeavors of faculty and staff, the university and the general public through outstanding leadership, consulting, community engagement and continuing education.
University Core Requirements and Degree Requirements
The University of North Texas core curriculum is listed in the “University Core Curriculum Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog. Each program within the college requires specific courses to satisfy particular degree requirements. Students who have questions regarding degree requirements and course requirements should consult a degree program advisor in the Department of Learning Technologies or Department of Library and Information Sciences.
Programs of Study
The college offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:
- Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a major in applied technology and performance improvement;
- Bachelor of Science with a major in information science;
- Master of Education with a major in applied technology and performance improvement;
- Master of Science with majors in applied technology and performance improvement, computer education and cognitive systems, information science and library science;
- Doctor of Education with a major in applied technology and performance improvement; and
- Doctor of Philosophy with majors in applied technology and performance improvement, educational computing and information science.
The college also offers teacher and librarian certifications, graduate academic certificates and a post-master’s certificate of advanced study. General requirements for each undergraduate degree and certification are listed in the appropriate departmental section of this catalog. Requirements for graduate study are listed in the UNT Graduate Catalog.