This three-year dual degree program prepares students for a variety of professional paths, including careers in academia, museums, archives and as subject specialists in academic or public libraries.
Expand your intellectual borders and your career opportunities. Along with the rigorous curriculum of the nationally ranked School of Information, the English department offers innovative courses based on theoretical developments in literature, culture, rhetoric and composition.
Earn an ALA-accredited MLIS degree from the School of Information, which consistently ranks among the top 20 programs nationally.
Select courses that are specific to your areas of interest to make the degree your own – with some courses taught online.
Best of Both Worlds
Enjoy a program providing hands-on experience and intellectual discourse for students interested in humanities, writing and research.
Enter any number of specialized fields or go further in your education by pursuing a Ph.D. in either library science or English.
What You’ll Study
Popular courses include Social Justice Storytelling and Advocacy as well as History and Utopia. Reading knowledge of one foreign language may be required, and the program culminates in a portfolio and thesis. Students can work with the SC Center for Community Literacy or travel to schools with Cocky as part of his Reading Express initiative.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Organizing and maintaining data in a computer system, including storage, retrieval and security
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Public Librarian
- Literacy Specialist
- College Instructor
- Reference Librarian
- Academic Libraries
- Special Collections
- Government Agencies