In addition to the core requirements, each Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) student should work with his or her advisor to select a coherent set of four or more electives that will meet the student's objectives. Below is a list of UNC courses that have been approved by the SILS Undergraduate Committee as electives for the undergraduate program:

    BIOS 511, Introduction to Statistical Computing and Data Management
    COMM 140, Introduction to Media History, Theory, and Criticism
    COMM 431, Advanced Audio Production
    COMM 450, Media and Popular Culture
    COMM 544, Electronically Mediated Communication and Information Machines
    COMM 636, Interactive Media
    COMP 380, Computers and Society
    COMP 401, Foundation of Programming
    COMP 410, Data Structures
    COMP 411, Computer Organization
    COMP 416, Intro to WWW Programming
    COMP 426, Advanced WWW Programming
    COMP 431, Internet Services and Protocols
    COMP 521, Files and Databases
    GEOG 477, Introduction to Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
    GEOG 491, Introduction to GIS
    GEOG 591, Applied Issues in Geographic Information Systems
    MEJO 182, Introduction to Graphic Design
    MEJO 187, Introduction to Multimedia
    MEJO 445, Process and Effects of Mass Communication
    MEJO 482, Newspaper Design
    MEJO 483, Magazine Design
    MEJO 484, Information Graphics
    MEJO 581, Multimedia Design
    MEJO 582, Interactive Multimedia Narratives
    MEJO 583, Multimedia Programming and Production
    MUSC 239, Introduction to Music Technology
    PHYS 633, Scientific Programming
    PSYC 210, Statistical Principles of Psychological Research
    PSYC 230, Cognitive Psychology
    STOR 305, Decision Making Using Spreadsheet Models

All students are expected to work with their advisor to choose electives that best fit their interests. 

BSIS students are not allowed to complete more than 40 credits of their program (i.e., 40 of the 120 credits needed for graduation from UNC) in SILS courses. They may take a few additional electives in SILS, but are encouraged to acquire a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences.

The above electives have already been approved by the SILS Undergraduate Committee. Any course offering in any department related to the study of information science can be considered as a potential elective subject to be reviewed by the SILS Undergraduate Committee. If you would like to petition for an elective, please fill out this form, and it will route to the Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator for review.

For a list of suggested concentrations, please visit our Suggested Concentrations page.