May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 UMA Catalog 
2023-2024 UMA Catalog

Information & Library Science, BS

Delivery Area: Online

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements:

  • Minimum 120 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.0
  • 30 Credit Hours of Upper-Level (300-400) Course Work
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.0 (All ILS courses must be passed with a C (2.0) or higher.) This means that an ILS student earning a grade of C- or lower in an ILS class must re-take that course.

General Education Requirements (34 Credit Hours):

This section is waived for those who hold a prior bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):

Complete two of the following Humanities electives (6):

Complete two of the following Social Science electives (6):

  • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
  • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
  • 3 CR
  • 3 CR
  • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
  • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
  • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
  • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
  • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course

General Electives (25 Credit Hours):

Note: Students must complete 30 credits of upper-level (300-400) course work. If not taken as part of the program major requirements and general education requirements, students must include remaining requirements as part of the general electives

  • Complete 25 credits of any 100-level or higher electives 25 CR

Advising Notes:

All non-ILS courses are available through UMA or the University of Maine System. If a student elects to take a non-ILS course outside of UMA course selection needs to be approved prior to registration. Course descriptions, syllabi, or statement of learning outcomes of the courses will be necessary for the approval process. For purposes of comparison, UMA course descriptions are available online at:

General Education:

It is the intention of the University of Maine at Augusta that every degree graduate will be prepared to function in our society as an effective and informed citizen.  To this end, the faculty has designed a set of minimum expectations that students are expected to satisfy.  The aspirations are defined by core skills, competencies, and abilities as well as knowledge based learning experiences that are the grounds for the General Education Requirements.  To learn more, visit

Advising Note:

Students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor and the Advising Center for academic advising and support services throughout their stay at UMA.