The library science program is designed for students who desire a minor that will prepare them for positions in public, academic, and special libraries, and students who are interested in preparing for graduate study in librarianship. Other students, regardless of subject interest, can profitably elect courses from Library Science offerings.
Persons holding the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in library science are prepared for employment in academic, public, or special libraries at the associate level. The library associate performs pre-professional tasks that require maturity of judgment, an appreciation of the philosophy of library service and the ability to respond to the needs of people using the library. This minor also provides the prerequisite requirements of many American Library Association accredited schools.