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    May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Science, BS with grad track option leading to Library Science, MS

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The Department of Information Science  offers a grad track option for existing UNT undergraduate students with a major in information science. In this grad track option, students can take a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate courses while completing the information science BS. These credits will be counted toward first the BS degree and then the Master of Science in library science.

Prior to registering for the specified graduate courses, the student must have been admitted to the grad track option and obtained approvals from the appropriate undergraduate and/or graduate advisors.

Admission requirements and program policies

Admission requirements

  1. Students should be a major in the UNT information science Bachelor of Science program.
  2. A student may apply for the grad track option during his/her junior year (and must have completed at least 75 credit hours at the time of application to grad track).
  3. Minimum of 3.5 cumulative GPA required at the time of application submission.
  4. The student will provide two recommendation forms from information science faculty members who can evaluate the student’s ability to complete graduate-level work.
  5. The application will be reviewed by the College of Information (COI) advising and admissions student support services office and both the undergraduate and graduate advisors.
  6. Once approved, the student must apply to Toulouse Graduate School within the first semester of the senior year.

Program policies

  1. After completing 90 credit hours, the student can start taking the graduate courses as grad track electives for the information science degree requirement with a concentration in library science (LS). The accepted graduate courses for the LS grad track are listed below. If the student wants to take other graduate courses for the grad track credits, he/she needs to obtain approvals from the LIS department chair, or the graduate faculty advisor, and the director or assistant director of the College of Information (COI) advising and admissions student support services office. For these graduate course to be counted toward requirements for the MS degree, the student should earn a B or above in the approved graduate courses.
  2. The students admitted to the grad track option will be admitted into the MS program on a conditional basis. Once the student has satisfied all course work for the BS degree and maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA on the specified graduate courses, he/she will be fully admitted to the MS program. 
  3. Undergraduate students who have been accepted to a grad track option should complete all of their bachelor’s degree requirements and graduate within 12 months of the first day of the semester in which they start taking graduate courses, or enrollment in graduate-level course work will be suspended.
  4. The student must enroll in graduate school in the next long semester after finishing his/her BS degree and should take the remaining graduate courses in the following 12 months to complete his/her MS degree. If the student does not enroll in graduate school in the next long semester after finishing his/her BS degree, those graduate course credit hours taken as part of grad track will not be applied to the MS degree, even if the student comes back for graduate school in the future.

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