Dual Bachelor's - Master's Curriculum

Students may begin taking courses at the master's level as early as their third year as an undergraduate. Up to 12 credit hours of Graduate level coursework may dual count. 

  • 120 credit hours taken during the undergraduate career
    • 12 Graduate level courses taken within the undergraduate credit requirements to dual count towards your Master's degree
  • 48 hours of graduate-level courses that will satisfy all requirements for the MSIS or MSLS:
    • 12 Graduate hours transferred from the undergraduate career
  • 156 credit hours total

BSIS Curriculum

With intent to pursue dual degree: reccomended courses
BSIS Core Requirements (12 credit hours)
  • INLS 385 - Information Use for Organizational Effectiveness
  • INLS 382 - Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • INLS 523 - Database Concepts and Applications
    • Dual counted: This is a required course for the Undergraduate curriculum and will be applied to your Graduate curriculum in the Technology bin
  • INLS 697 - Emerging Topics in Information Science (taken in senior year)
BSIS Elective Requirements (18 credit hours)
  • INLS 776: Ethics, Values, & Society (Spring Only)
    • Dual counted: This is a required course for the Graduate curriculum and will be applied to the BSIS electives
  • INLS 777: Perspectives on Information, Technology, & People (Fall only)
    • Dual counted: This is a required course for the Graduate curriculum and will be applied to the BSIS electives
  • Graduate Level Elective: Choose on additional graduate level elective from one of the four Master's cours bins: Information, Services & Organizations, Technology, People & Communities
    • Dual counted: This course will be applied to your BSIS electives
  • 9 additional credit hours of BSIS electives

Gap semesters (a part from summer) are not allowed.

Students who intend to pursue the dual BS-MS pathway must still apply to their intended Graduate program within the appropriate time frame. Students can apply in their 6th, 7th, or 8th semester as an undergraduate. For admission to the MSIS or MSLS program, students must apply in time to be continually enrolled, with no "gap" semester. Please refer to the Graduate program website of interest below, for important requirements and deadlines. 

MSIS and MSLS Curriculum

MSLS

MSIS