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Information Technology/Library and Information Science, Bachelor of Science / Master of Science

Library and Information Science


For highly-motivated students, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) program in Information Technology 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 an information system or computer network in a variety of settings in both the public and private sector. With so much information now housed digitally, employers are seeking professionals with the special knowledge and training to manage that information. The skills you acquire in the Information Technology / Library and Information Science dual degree program will allow you to meet that need.

Department Contact

James Vorbach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Library and Information Science
St. Augustine Hall, Room 408A
[email protected]

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

Current St. John’s University undergraduates interested in applying to a combined degree program or pathway should consult the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies and their undergraduate academic Dean.


As an undergraduate, you will complete the following graduate Library and Information Science required courses:

  • LIS 203 Information Organization
  • LIS 204 Introduction to Library and Information Science
  • LIS 205 Information Sources and Services
  • LIS 248 Database Applications, Modeling, and Design

Once you graduate with your B.S., you will complete LIS 239 (Research and Evaluation Methods), LIS 240 (Management of Libraries and Information Centers), and 18 graduate elective credits in Library and Information Science to earn the M.S.

Career Outcomes

With the combination of a B.S. in Information Technology and an M.S. in Library and Information Science, you will be prepared for careers in special libraries as an information specialist or information analyst. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of librarians is projected to grow six percent through 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The job outlook for operations research analysts will grow 26 percent through 2028, much faster than the average.