Bachelor of Science in Library & Information Science
University of Southern Mississippi

Program Details

University of Southern Missouri offers an online Bachelor of Science degree in Library and Information Science. With this degree, students will gain an undergraduate foundation in collection development, cataloging, research, and information technology as it relates to library studies. Children and young adults will utilize library services throughout all their education, and this program specializes in understanding how that field works and grows throughout time.

Requirements

  • Full admission will be granted to the following:
    • All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum of a 3.2 high school GPA on the CPC and a submitted ACT (composite) or SAT score
    • All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum of a 2.5 high school GPA on the CPC or a class rank in the top 50 percent, as well as a score of 16 or higher on the ACT (composite) or a combined score of *770 or higher in critical reading and math on the SAT
    • All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum of 2.0 high school GPA on the CPC and a score of 18 or higher on the ACT (composite) or a combined score of *860 or higher in critical reading and math on the SAT
    • Students who satisfy the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) standards for student-athletes who are full qualifiers under Division I guidelines
    • *Based on any SAT taken before March 2016
  • Transfer students must have either an associate degree intended for transfer from a regionally accredited institution or have completed the 30 semester hours of designated coursework with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average for admission
  • An applicant who is at least 21 years old and does not meet any other admission requirements may apply for admission as a non-degree-seeking student, which is commonly referred to as the conditional status. Students seeking admission through this route must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 2.0. Students with this status may enroll in no more than 12 semester hours and must a minimum 2.0 grade point average during the first 12 hours of enrollment at the university. Once these requirements are satisfactorily met, all restrictions are lifted and the student is considered degree-seeking

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges