Associate of Science in Information & Library Sciences

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

  • Minimum 66 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 15 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00 (All ILS courses must be passed with a C (2.0) or higher. This means that an ILS student earning a grade of C- or lower in an ILS class must re-take that course.)

All ILS courses must be passed with a C (2.0) or higher

  • ILS 100 Introduction to Libraries & Library Careers (3)
  • ILS 101 Foundations of Information & Library Science (3)
  • ILS 109 Information Literacy (1)
  • ILS 150 Introduction to Reference Services and Materials (3)
  • ILS 175 Cataloging and Technical Processes (3)
  • ILS 225 Introduction to Library Information Technology (3)
  • ILS 250 Collection Development (3)
  • ILS 299 Library Assistant Practicum & Capstone (80 hours onsite) (4)
  • Select two of the following (6):
    • ILS 201 Library Services for Teens
    • ILS 202 Library Materials and Services for Children
    • ILS 203 Survey of Health Sciences Resources
    • ILS 205 Readers’ Advisory
    • ILS 289 Topics in ILS
  • Complete any 100-level Communications course (3)
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • ENG 102W Introduction to Literature (3)
  • Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):
    • ART 1xx any 100-level Art course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG 351W Creative Writing I
    • ENG 452 Creative Writing II
    • MUH 1xx any 100-level Music History course
    • MUS 1xx any 100-level Music course
  • Complete two of the following Humanities electives (6):
    • AME xxx any American Studies course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any English course (except ENG 101 or 317w)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any History course
    • HUM xxx any Humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any Philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies course
  • MAT 100 Mathematics & Its Applications or higher 100-level MAT course (3)
  • Complete any 100-level laboratory science course (4)
  • Complete one of the following Social Science electives (3):
    • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
    • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
    • ECO 201 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 202 Microeconomics
    • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
    • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
    • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
    • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
    • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course
  • BUA 223 Principles of Management (3)
  • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Applications (3)

All non-ILS courses are available through UMA or the University of Maine System. Additionally, these courses may be taken at a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Course selection should be approved prior to registration and course descriptions, syllabi, or statement of learning outcomes of the courses will be necessary for the approval process. For purposes of comparison, UMA course descriptions are available online at: https://www.uma.edu/academics/courseguide/#catalog.

This program resides under the College of Professional Studies

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