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Department of Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major provides a rich, rigorous, cross-disciplinary liberal arts program of study.

There are two programs in the major:

The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is for students intending to become teachers who wish to combine subject matter preparation for elementary teaching with coursework leading to a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a California Level I Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8).

Track I is for students who seek subject matter preparation for careers in elementary education. Graduates of this program earn a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and may apply to a credential program at a later time. Students in the Track I program have the opportunity to complete a concentration in a selected area of study.

IMPORTANT: Admission Under Impaction, for more details, refer to Impaction Criteria.

For program information, please visit 2014-2015 Catalog.

Spring 2015 Advising Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00AM to 5:00PM & Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM (Closed from 12:00PM - 1:00PM)

Our office is closed for public business from 8:00AM to 9:00AM. Staff will continue to provide outstanding service to our students, faculty, and community members during our regular business hours. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Walk-In Advising for Quick Questions

March 30th to April 3rd

Monday, March 30th (10:30AM - 11:45AM & 1:00PM - 3:15PM)

Tuesday, March 31st (NO WALK-INS / CAMPUS CLOSED)

Wednesday, April 1st (10:00AM - 11:45AM & 1:00PM - 4:15PM)

Thursday, April 2nd (1:00PM - 2:45PM)

Friday, April 3rd (No Walk-Ins)

If you need immediate assistance with your academic planning and are unable to meet during walk-in hours, please email karie.macdonald@csulb.edu or aleah.garnica@csulb.edu directly. 

*Hours are subject to change. It is suggested that you check the website for latest updates or call to verify hours before arrival.

Freshman Spring Advising

All second-semester freshmen are required to attend a mandatory academic advising session. The department will be holding Freshman Spring Advising Workshops starting March 17th.

Attending one of these appointments will ensure that your “hold” will be lifted in time for fall registration, allowing you to register for classes. 

To register for one of the following mini-workshops, please click on the link below. 

Monday, April 6 (9:30AM – 10:30AM)

Tuesday, April 7 (12:30PM – 1:30PM) 

Register Here


Do you need your Student Teaching Plan in order to apply for student

teaching for Fall 2015?

Please fill out this form and we will begin working on this for you!

Once the plan is filled out, we will email you and you can pick it up in

TPAC ED1-67.



Interested in Declaring the Liberal Studies Major? 

Students who are interested in declaring into the Liberal Studies major and/or would like more information about the major as a prospective CSULB student must attend a Liberal Studies Information Session, prior to meeting with an academic advisor for a one-on-one appointment.  

Current Liberal Studies students should schedule a one-on-one appointment by contacting the Teacher Preparation Advising Center.

Please bring in the following materials to your scheduled workshop:

□ copy of unofficial transcripts (my.csulb)

□ copy of Liberal Studies Core requirements*

*can be found on the Liberal Studies website under “Forms and Documents”


Upcoming Liberal Studies Information Sessions

Wednesday, April 8th (11:30am - 12:30pm)

Tuesday, April 14th (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Friday, April 24th (10:00am -11:00am)

Thursday, May 7th, (4:00pm - 5:00pm) 

Sign up here.