Bachelor of Science (BS)/Master of Science (MSLIS) Dual Degree for scientific, technical, and engineering librarians
"I got into librarianship because I really wanted to help people get connected to information. I'm not a scientist and I'm never going to cure cancer. But I have the satisfaction of knowing that I'm helping to build tools to link people to the resources they need to make those connections and to come up with those cures."
Tenille Johnson, MS Simmons SLIS, BA Bates College
Data Curator, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
The demand for scientific, technical, and engineering librarians has always been great and remains so today. Job opportunities are abundant for individuals with master's degrees in library and information science combined with undergraduate preparation in the sciences. Openings exist in academic, industrial, and non-profit environments. The joint B.S./M.S. program seeks to provide a pool of appropriate candidates for positions in these areas.
B.S./M.S. students would be eligible for degree candidacy upon completion of their first three-credit course, once enrolled in the Master's program, since they will have already completed six SLIS graduate credits in the undergraduate minor.