BSIS Degree in Three

"Degrees in three" is a special effort to assist students wishing to graduate over a three-year period rather than four or more. The "degree in three" is available to any student, however, it is targeted to the proactive student in high school who can get ahead using the following programs:


Financial Benefit: A shorter pathway to graduation means a lower cost to students and their families. Students and families can save over $20,000 in their education. Read more about UNT tuition costs and aid.

Career/Future: With the degree in three, students are be able to start their career an entire year early, or continue to further their higher education.

AP Exam Placement

You will need to complete an Advanced Placement course offered by your high school to take an AP exam. Most Texas school districts offer the exams in May. Home-schooled students or students whose schools don't offer AP courses are not required to complete an AP course before taking an exam.

CLEP Subject Exams

College Level Examination Program, also known as College Level Equivalency Program, exams are scheduled throughout the year at colleges and universities. UNT will certify the credit if you score at or above the average national CLEP score for that subject. A list of the CLEP subject exams you can take and the credit hours that can be applied toward your bachelor's degree is below.

Exams administered at UNT are scheduled by appointment only. To schedule a CLEP exam at UNT, contact Counseling and Testing Services, located in the Gateway Center, Room 140, at 940-369-7617. You can also visit Counseling and Testing Services for more information.

Degree Structure

The BSIS degree has five major components which together require a minimum of 120 hours of course credits. The credit-hour requirements for each area are as follows:




University Core

42 hours

The state requires all students to complete core courses in order to receive a bachelor’s degree. The core consists of a variety of courses (English, history, math, etc.) that are intended to form a general education foundation. Core courses may be taken at UNT or at another accredited educational institution and then transferred to UNT.

Cross-Functional Electives

45 hours

45 hours may be completed or transferred from related areas and programs as approved by the department. Students must contact an advisor in the information science program to determine the 45 hours of course work needed to complete the cross-functional area of the degree.

BSIS Major Courses

15 hours

15 hours of students degree will be towards Information Science courses other than program concentrations.

Program Concentrations

18 hours

There are several different concentrations for students to choose. Information Science & Knowledge Organization,
Project &  Knowledge Management,
Information Management & Health Informatics,
Digital Content & Information Systems,
Human Language Technology, and
Data Science


120 hours

A student must have completed a minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be upper level.