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Library, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Mankato, MN, United States
The Library program at Gustavus Adolphus College advances the teaching mission and intellectual life of the College by selecting and facilitating access to information and by instructing in its use, interpretation, and evaluation.
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Through an established library instruction session program and one-on-one consultations at the reference desk, the library supports students as they enter, explore and contribute to ongoing scholarly conversations.

Vision statement

The Library program at Gustavus Adolphus College will play an essential role in engaging students in critical inquiry and developing the skills and dispositions of life-long learners, prepared for lives of leadership and service in a diverse and fast-changing world. To do this, the library will support the curriculum with materials and opportunities for course-related and independent learning; will provide leadership in fostering information literacy across the curriculum; will inform the community of emerging issues in information policy and trends; and will support the intellectual and cultural life of the college by developing programs, collections, and an engaging physical and virtual space for exploration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading Workshop - In this course students read and discuss two or more books, including a contemporary work of fiction or non-fiction announced in advance and a book chosen by the student, Students publish reviews of the books they read to a book-related social network, reflect on their own reading histories and practices, and explore the place of books and literacy in contemporary culture.
  • Information Fluency - This course gives students interested in going to graduate or professional school—or who simply want to know more about research—an immersion in the structure of the literature of their chosen field and exposure to research tools and collections. 

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • High School Transcript Required : Please ask your school counselor to send us your transcript.
  • Recommendations Optional : We welcome recommendations from teachers and counselors. They may submit their own letters or use the Gustavus Recommendation Form.
  • Scholarship Applications Optional
  • FAFSA Optional
  • Test Scores Optional : Be sure to select test optional if not submitting test scores. Gustavus accepts self-reported scores, the student score report, official scores from testing center or on your official high school transcript.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Mankato

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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