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Library Science, BS Ed

Bachelor of Science in Education Degree with a Concentration in Library Science

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Career Outlook

The changing digital landscape has created demand for skilled information professionals in a variety of settings such as academic or community libraries, law, museums or any industry requiring archiving or curating services. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Librarians and Media Collections Specialists is projected to grow 9.1% in the U.S. by 2030 and employment for Educational Instruction and Library Workers is projected to grow 8%, faster than the average for all occupations.

Career paths may include:

  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Library technician or director
  • Media specialist
  • Museum technician or conservator
  • School librarian

Finance Your Education

The University of Nebraska offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, particularly for our online programs. Explore the array of funding options to finance your education in a way that makes sense for you.

Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

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Note: Campuses may charge additional fees; see the Paying for School page for more details.

We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, even for online programs. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many students. Please see the Paying for School page for additional information and links to campus financial aid resources.

Our programs are an ideal way for military, veterans, and dependents to advance education with military advisers and staff on each campus, flexible deployment and activation policies, and generous acceptance of transfer credits. Visit our Prospective Student page and explore what the University of Nebraska offers.

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If you are a college student considering transferring courses, an adult returning to college or a high school student with college credit, Transfer Nebraska is for you.

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