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BA in Library Science and Media

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media program is designed to teach potential librarians and research assistants the technical, teaching, and research skills they will need to begin a career in this field. Learn more about this online bachelor's program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Strong computer and organizational skills are important for aspiring students of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media program. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

The curriculum of the Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media program at Ashford University provides introductory courses in education, educational technology, literacy, and media. Topics covered in program coursework include education standards and assessment methods, curriculum development, reading instruction strategies, school library and media center practices, search engine tools, and research processes. Through a final capstone course, students apply what they have learned throughout the program to the evaluation and analysis of learning materials in professional settings.

Certification and Licensure Terms and Conditions

Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • EDU 304: Introduction to Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 381: Curriculum and Instructional Design (3 credits)
  • EDU 382: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners (3 credits)
  • EDU 352: Foundations of Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • EDU 411: Reading and Cognition (3 credits)
  • EDU 367: Elementary and Secondary School Media (3 credits)
  • EDU 440: Information Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDU 441: Research and Analysis Skills (3 credits)
  • EDU 443: Literature for Children and Teens (3 credits)
  • EDU 495: Library Science and Media Capstone (3 credits)
  • General Education Courses (52 credits)
  • Electives (38 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media program, graduates could choose to enter a master's degree program. In some cases, a master's degree might be required before entering the field. Some states require certification prior to employment.

Master's degrees that graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Library Science
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Arts in Media and Communications

Career Paths:

Graduates of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media program could qualify for entry-level positions in the field. They could work in elementary, middle, or high school libraries or media centers, public libraries, museums, or literacy organizations. Some states require librarians to obtain certification.

  • Learning and development specialist
  • Trainer
  • Executive assistant
  • Information broker
  • Web master
  • Web developer and specialist
  • Local area network coordinator
  • Educational sales
  • Telecommunications specialist
  • Process and systems specialist
  • Archivists
  • Curators
  • Virtual reference specialist
  • K-12 school librarian (need to earn certificate at a graduate or licensure program)
  • Collegiate librarian (may need to earn certificate at a graduate or licensure program)
  • Librarian administrator, coordinator, director
  • School media specialist
  • Library aid
  • Research specialist

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/