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French/Library and Information Science, Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science

French/Library and Information Science
150 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus

Overview

For highly-motivated students, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a combined bachelor and master’s degree program in French and Library and Information Science. The program allows you to complete your undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study, with internships available at the graduate level.

The combination of the two degrees will prepare you for a career managing a library, information center, or information system with a global perspective. Your knowledge of the French culture and language will make you uniquely employable as a librarian or information specialist once you graduate with your master’s degree.

Admission

Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.

You should apply for admission to the combined BA/MS program during the second semester of your sophomore year, in consultation with the graduate program director. In order to be eligible for the combined degree program, you must have completed at least 60 credits of undergraduate work with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and at least 12 credits of French courses with a GPA of 3.5 for those classes. You are expected to maintain grades commensurate with the requirements for entry into this combined degree program while matriculated.

Department Contact

James Vorbach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of Library and Information Science
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

St. Augustine Hall 408B
718-990-1834
vorbachj@stjohns.edu

Dean Contacts
Laura Schramm, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. John Hall, Room 145G
schramml@stjohns.edu

Molly Mann, M.L.S.
Assistant Dean
St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
St. John Hall, Room 145G
718-990-1443
mannm2@stjohns.edu

Courses

Career Outcomes

The rapid transformation fueled by technological innovation and ever-evolving societal expectations for information are creating new opportunities for information professionals. The combination of the bachelor and master’s degrees in French and Library and Information Science offers job opportunities from two complementary disciplines. The program prepares you for emerging job opportunities in a variety of traditional and non-traditional settings:

  • Archives, museums, and record centers
  • Corporate, business, and legal organizations
  • Government and non-governmental (NGO) institutions
  • Health, medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific institutions
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Public libraries

In addition to the job opportunities available to a Library and Information Science graduate, your knowledge of French culture and language will uniquely position you as an information professional in special information organizations, such as those focusing on French collections, museums, archives, and media. 

In our commitment to prepare you for the evolving workforce, this combined degree program will develop your expertise in some of the most sought-after job skills involving collaboration, communication, knowledge management, advocacy, research, and project management.

While enrolled in the program, you’ll be able to gain real-world experience through an internship, which most employers look for on an applicant’s resume. St. John’s maintains relationships with host sites throughout New York City and beyond to help you find an internship placement that suits your unique interests and career goals.

To help you start your career and succeed, we offer resume, cover letter, and interview workshops through University Career Services. Our department also notifies current students and alumni regularly of internship and job opportunities in the field through our blog.