Bachelor - Library Science and Media

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When you enroll in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media program, you have the opportunity to study reading and cognition, the needs of diverse learners, and other relevant topics. Read on to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Libary Science and Media program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Library Science in Media program is designed to teach you about elementary and secondary school media, meeting the needs of diverse learners, curriculum and instructional design, foundations of educational technology, and information literacy. The degree program also covers topics such as literature for children and teens, research and analysis skills, and introduction to education. Currently, the Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media concludes with a capstone project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media program, you should have a love of reading and a desire to work with a diverse group of learners who are eager to read. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are beneficial but are not required for admission.All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media program consists of 120 total credits, including 52 general education credits, 30 major credits, and 38 elective credits. Students who transfer credits may not be required to take all of the courses listed below.

Library Science and Media Courses

Course NumberCourse Title
Introductory Courses
EXP 105Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202Adult Development and Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
EDU 304Introduction to Education
EDU 381Curriculum & Instructional Design
EDU 382Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
EDU 352Foundations of Educational Technology
EDU 411Reading & Cognition
EDU 367Elementary & Secondary School Media
EDU 440Information Literacy
EDU 441Research and Analysis Skills
EDU 443Literature for Children & Teens
EDU 495Library Science and Media Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As soon as you have completed Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media program, you have an opportunity to compete for positions in the field. Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are needed and employers may include public and private schools, educational book publishers, and colleges and universities.

Some careers that you could pursue include:

  • Curator
  • School media specialist
  • Educational sales associate
  • Archivist

Advanced Degrees

Once you have completed the Bachelor of Arts in Library Science and Media program at Ashford University, you have an opportunity to pursue an advanced degree in the field. A master's degree in library science may include courses such as school media, collection development and management, evaluation of information systems, and library management.

Some degree programs that you could pursue include:

  • Master of Library Science
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Science in Library Science
  • Master of Arts in Library Science

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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