Students may begin taking courses at the master's level as early as their third year as an undergraduate. While they are still officially in the BSIS program, they may take up to 4 master's level courses (12 credit hours) that will subsequently be transferred to the master's program. The dual bachelor’s-master’s program can therefore be completed in 168 credit hours:
- 132 credit hours taken during the undergraduate career:
- 90 hours of undergraduate general education courses, including courses required prior to admission to the major, requirements for a second major (if any), and requirements for a minor (if any)
- 18 hours of required BSIS core courses
- 12 undergraduate electives for the BSIS
- 12 hours of graduate level courses that will subsequently be transferred to the MSIS or MSLS
- 48 hours of graduate-level courses that will satisfy all requirements for the MSIS or MSLS:
- 12 hours transferred from the undergraduate career
- 36 hours taken during the graduate program
BSIS Curriculum (with intent to pursue dual degree)
Dual degree students are allowed to count up to two BSIS pre-requisites as co-requisites.
- INLS 200 - Retrieving and Analyzing Information
- INLS 261 - Tools for Information Literacy
- INLS 285 - Information Use for Organizational Efectiveness
- INLS 382 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
- INLS 523 - Database Concepts and Applications
- INLS 697 - Emerging Topics in Information Science (taken in senior year)
- 4 BSIS elective courses (chosen with SILS advisor)
- 4 Master's level courses** (which will be transferred to the Master's program upon acceptance)
** It is recommended that these master's courses are part of the master's core curriculum. These four classes will be transferred to the master's program upon acceptance. SILS special topics courses (INLS 490) are also recommended, as these courses are offered infrequently. INLS 490 can be used as an elective at the master's level.
MSIS and MSLS Curriculum
The master's curriculum requires satisfactory completion of the SILS Information Technology Competency Requirement prior to the start of your first semester. As a dual degree student, you have fulfilled this requirement by completing INLS 261.