Library and Information Science BS

Earn your online Library and Information Science degree from Southern Miss!

Program-at-a-Glance (Undergraduate)

Credit Hours:

Total Hours: 120

Major Area of Study: 45

Additional Requirements: 3-6

Direct Electives: 34

Minor: 18

Cost per Credit Hour:

$389.59

Calculate Your Tuition

Completion Time:

2-4 years

University Accreditation:

SACSCOC

Special Requirements:

An internship or practicum at a library or archive near you is required in your senior year

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Libraries are home to the knowledge and magic of the world, and with the Library and Information Science degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, you could be the tour guide through it all!

The Library and Information Science BS is your key to getting the experience and developing the skills for library management. You will meet each week in a virtual classroom and take courses in collection development, cataloging, web design, and information technology as well as children’s or young adult literature.

Then for your senior year, you’ll take part in an internship or practicum at a library or archive near you. This internship will allow you to find a mentor in the field to help grow their knowledge and confidence in the library. This is your opportunity to break into a new role as a librarian!

Are you interested in furthering your education with a Master’s in Library and Information Science online degree? Additionally, Southern Miss also offers an Archives and Special Collections Graduate Certificate online! Looking for more? Our enrollment coaches are standing by to assist you. Click here for more info! This is your life, plus college.

A number of scholarship opportunities are available for online students! Our Online Student Scholarship gives first time, fully online students an opportunity for $500 towards their first semester. To get started with our Online Student Scholarship, or to view our list of available scholarships for which you may qualify, visit our Student Scholarship page now! 

Your Future

Check out some of the jobs our graduates landed after earning this degree:
  • Public Librarian
  • Elementary School Librarian
  • High School Librarian
  • Branch Library Manager
  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Library Technician
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