Library and Information Science Certificate

About the Library and Information Science (LIS) Certificate

The Library and Information Science Program at CWU is here for your future. Our certificate allows you to build upon your knowledge as a library paraprofessional or explore the field for the first time. Join a community of students and educators who care about the world of access, information sharing, digital research methods, archives, and developments in the field.

This certificate allows you to build solid foundational knowledge, while taking advantage of a variety of elective courses. From engaged instruction, to hands-on examples, you will gain the tools and confidence to start your career in libraries.

Why Study Library and Information Science at CWU?

Employers from numerous fields value the ability to find, evaluate, organize, and synthesize information.

Building strong research skills is the foundation of our coursework. The LIS Certificate prepares you for a wide variety of rewarding careers and builds your knowledge of the Library and Information Science field.

Where is this program offered?

The LIS Certificate is an online program with the option to take several elective courses in-person at our Ellensburg, WA campus.

What does the course curriculum look like?

The Undergraduate Catalog provides a detailed overview of courses with descriptions, any prerequisites, and learning outcomes. Search for “LIS” to find the program and courses. Core courses in the LIS Program are offered on a regular basis and the schedule of offerings for electives are more varied. Take a look at this predicted course schedule to start planning your path through the program.

Library & Information Science Certificate Courses

How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

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Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

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