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Library Informatics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Highland Heights, KY, United States
By completing a bachelor’s degree in Library Informatics  at Northern Kentucky Universitya student will be prepared to work in the expanding career fields of information evaluation and management. Professional positions are available in a wide variety of settings: libraries, corporate information centers, research divisions, government agencies, public service institutions, and more. 
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Learning outcomes

Courses in this Library Informatics program at Northern Kentucky University focus on three broad areas of expertise for information specialists:

  • Organizing information: Through coursework, students will learn to use technology, identification schemes, and classification models to manage information more effectively. Examples of specific course topics include the subject classification systems, meta-data programs, information policy, information entrepreneurship, preservation of original sources, and the unique organizational demands of multiple media materials.
  • Accessing information: Coursework will guide students in the development of effective and efficient information retrieval and will build skills to devise effective search strategies for a wide variety of database structures and search engine protocols. Examples of specific course topics include the use of tertiary reference guides to streamline information seeking; publication and dissemination cycles; the structure of information searches to retrieve specific information characteristics; cost-benefit analyses of information searches; and ethical and legal issues in using information.
  • Assessing information: Course content centers on evaluating usability, reliability, and sufficiency of information sources. Specific study would include applying critical thinking skills to the analysis of resources; matching information sources to specific audience needs; judging the relative value of various information packages; and evaluating decision-making models using data and opinion sources.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National students deadline for fall: 15 September
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Information in Our Society 
  • Introduction to Meta Information System 
  • Digital Searching Interfaces 
  • Critical Reading 
  • Introduction to Databases 
  • Current Trends in Information Studies 
  • Senior Capstone 
  • Information Literacy - SB 
  • Advanced Information Literacy Skills 
  • Computer Literacy and Informatics 
  • Introduction to Application Development 
  • Management Information Systems 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • All undergraduate students can complete NKU's Online Application to begin the process of applying to NKU. 
  • $40 application fee
  • Submit passport photocopy
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Fluency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4956 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Highland Heights

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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