This interdisciplinary degree provides a strong background for those pursuing a career in librarianship, allowing graduates to demonstrate expertise in foreign languages and literatures.
Students with dual master’s degrees in Comparative Literature and Library Science will be competitive for positions in academic libraries and for certain positions in public libraries. Language skills and a strong liberal arts background are two qualifications sought after by academic libraries.
The joint degree consists of a total of at least 50 credit hours—a minimum of 30 credit hours in Library and Information Science and a minimum of 20 credit hours in Comparative Literature. Students must be admitted by the Comparative Literature department, the Graduate School, and by the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.