Library Science - Associate of Applied Science

**NOTICE**:  On March 6, 2018, the NMSU Board of Regents approved the proposal to close the DACC Library Science program.  Students who currently have a declared major in Library Science (working toward either a certificate or an AAS degree) will be offered a reasonable opportunity (approximately 24 months) to complete their program of study.  No new students will be admitted into the Library Science program.

(66 credits)

Core Requirements
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
Select one from the following:3
Business and Technical Communications3
Business and Professional Communication 13
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences 13
Technical and Scientific Communication 13
COMM 253GPublic Speaking 13
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Select one from the following:3
Business Mathematics3
Math for Paraprofessionals 13
Mathematics Appreciation 13
Intermediate Algebra 13
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology 13
Human Relations3
Human Growth and Behavior 13
Introduction to Psychology 13
Introductory Sociology 13
Related Requirements 2
Select one from the following:3
Principles of Supervision I3
Introduction to Management 13
Fundamentals of Library Supervision3
Select 1-3 credits from the following:1-3
Work Readiness and Preparation2
Civic Involvement in Library Science1-3
Select one from the following:3
Computer Literacy 13
Introduction to Information Literacy in an Electronic Environment3
Introduction to Information Technology3
Approved elective3
Technical Requirements 2
L SC 100Introduction to Libraries3
L SC 110Reference and Information Resources I3
Select one from the following:3
Cataloging Basics I: Descriptive Cataloging3
Cataloging Basics II: Classification and MARC Cataloging3
Cataloging Non-Book Formats3
L SC 130Introduction to Technical Services in Libraries3
L SC 140Multimedia Materials and Presentations in Libraries3
or L SC 220 Innovative Technology Applications for Libraries
L SC 160Introduction to Public Services in Libraries3
L SC 200Collection Management and Development in Libraries3
L SC 210Technology Planning in Libraries3
L SC 221Experiential Learning I2-3
L SC 240Internet Resources and Research Strategies3
L SC 270Library Science Capstone3
L SC electives6-7
Total Credits64-68

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.


If the minimum number of credits is taken in either Related or Technical Requirements, then the maximum must be taken in the other category. Total credits must equal at least 66.