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:

$383.59

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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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Explore the world of information with an online Library and Information Science degree (BS). The complexity of today’s information age requires greater expertise and knowledge than ever before. The University of Southern Mississippi can help you gain the skills you need to excel.

The University of Southern Mississippi is proud to offer an online Bachelors of Science degree in Library and Information Science. Through this convenient and affordable online Library and Information Science degree program, you will meet each week in a virtual classroom and take courses in collection development, cataloging, library management, and information technology as well as children’s or young adult literature. An internship or practicum at a library or archive near you is required in your senior year. This internship will allow students to find a mentor in the field to help grow their knowledge and confidence in the library. Additional courses include web design, information ethics, multicultural resources, and the history of books.

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
National Salary Averages* Career pathway for online library and information science degree
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