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Undergraduate Accelerated MLIS
Accelerated Bachelor's-Master of Library and Information Science
Dominican University offers undergraduate students the option to complete a bachelor's degree and Master of Library and Information Science in an accelerated timeframe. Dominican students with senior standing, with the consent of their academic dean or academic advisor and the dean of SOIS, may be admitted to take up to six semester hours of courses in SOIS. It is recommended that the student take one course per semester. These six hours may be applied to both the bachelor's degree and the MLIS degree, thereby reducing the time required to complete the MLIS degree. Undergraduate students interested in registering for courses in SOIS should complete a Dominican University registration form, with signatures from the dean of SOIS and either their undergraduate academic dean or academic advisor. Registration cannot be done online.
Once these six hours are completed and the bachelor's degree earned, students who wish to continue with the MLIS must apply to the program.
AAS/LTA to BA/BS to MLIS Accelerated
In addition, through a partnership with College of DuPage, undergraduate students who hold a Library Technical Assistant certificate or associate's degree from COD are eligible to take advantage of the Undergraduate Accelerated opportunity and receive a 50% tuition discount for the first four core and required MLIS courses. Learn more about this option, or contact Michael Morsovillo, director of transfer admission.
The curriculum for the Accelerated Undergraduate MLIS option are the same as the traditional MLIS:
Our 12-course (36 credit-hour) curriculum is focused on student success, and is designed to prepare you for professional responsibilities in a broad spectrum of libraries, media and information centers and consultancies. Read more about our student learning goals and outcomes.
Four core and required courses are required for all students. These cover the fundamentals that are common to all types of work in the library and information field. Completion of the first three core courses is highly recommended during the first nine hours of enrollment (up to six hours may be earned as an undergraduate and applied toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees):
- LIS 701 Introduction to Library and Information Science
- LIS 703 Organization of Knowledge
- LIS 704 Reference and Online Services
The fourth required course is
The remaining eight courses may be chosen from among more than 80 options; faculty advisors can help students choose an individualized course of study to suit any interest in library and information science.
The requirements for the Accelerated Undergraduate MLIS option are the same as the traditional MLIS:
- Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credit with a minimum of 30 semester hours completed in the Dominican University GSLIS program
- Attainment of a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Satisfactory completion of the required course
- Completion of the degree program within six years and filing an Application for Graduation by the filing deadline with the Office of the Registrar the semester before the anticipated graduation date
- Submission of an e-portfolio during the last semester of study