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Careers and Majors Research: Library Careers

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Library Careers

Ever considered a career in the library field? Most professional library careers require a Masters in Library Science (MLS) or similar degree.

Key Courses

These courses offered at Frostburg State will help prepare you for graduate coursework in your pursuit of an MLS or similar degree.

  • CMST 102 Introduction to Human Communication
  • CMST 122 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • COSC 100 Introduction to Computer Science
  • COSC 130 Introduction to Programming
  • ENGL 338 Technical Writing
  • LEAD 101 Introduction to Leadership Studies
  • LEAD 201 Leadership Theories and Practices
  • MGMT 251 Management of Organizations
  • MATH 480 Probability and Statistics
  • SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology

Suggested Majors

While any well-rounded Liberal Arts Baccalaureate education will prepare you for a graduate program in Library and Information Science, some undergraduate programs offer preparatory courses that directly relate to the coursework required in an MLS program. Here are just a few majors offered at Frostburg State University.

  • Business Administration
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Education

Several undergraduate majors set the stage for a career in a specialized library. Here are just a few examples:

  • Anthropology – Archives and Special Collections
  • Biology and Health Science– Health Sciences Library, Medical Library
  • Music – Music Library
  • Philosophy – Theological Library
  • Political Science – Law Library

What Do Librarians Do?

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