Information and Library Services

Here’s an outstanding program you can complete from anywhere. Providing a foundation in computer information systems, public service programming, reference and database searching, library technical processes, and more, you’ll be poised for success within the field of library and information services. Related opportunities abound in business, public service, education, and communications.

Degree Offered: B.S. and A.S.
Offered online wherever you are

Information and Library Services


This program prepares individuals for immediate entry into positions which support library and information service professionals; to upgrade skills of staff who are presently working in school, public, academic, and special libraries and in other information intensive positions and organizations. The program will prepare students for a career as a library and information services assistant. Students will examine policies and issues related to libraries, library careers, and the library profession. 

Degree Requirements:

The Associate of Science is 64 hours of credit work to include the following requirements.

Program Requirements:

Please see our checksheets for the different program requirements.

  • Bachelor of Science (PDF)
  • Associate of Science (PDF)
  • Certificate (PDF)

Course Delivery

ILS courses are taught asynchronously via the Internet, some streamed video instruction, and computer conferencing technologies are used. Contact between faculty and students is maintained via e-mail, phone, discussion in the course management system and other technologies as parties are able to participate (skype, chatting, etc.). While all courses (both program and general education) are available through UMA to students who can not come to campus, if a student has the option, non-library courses can be completed at regionally accredited colleges and universities of the students' choice or through UMA. Any outside courses to be taken for the general education requirements must be approved by your UMA adviser BEFORE being taken.

This distance education option includes national and international delivery via asynchronous and some synchronous options and technologies. Computer use, e-mail skills, and access to Internet(high speed preferred) are required to be successful in the program.


See UMA's Tuition and Fees page for current tuition costs.

Application and Registration:

Students may apply and register by contacting the UMA Office of Admissions,
1-877-UMA-1234 (Nationwide).

For more information please see our ILS Program "Steps through the Admissions Process" Guide.