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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 2015-2016 Catalog.


Spring 2016 Advising Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM (Closed from 12:00PM - 1:00PM on Fridays)

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

February 1st to February 5th

February 1st (Monday) 10:00AM - 11:45AM and 2:00PM – 3:45PM

February 2nd (Tuesday) 10:00AM - 2:45PM

February 3rd (Wednesday) 10:00AM - 2:45PM

February 4th (Thursday) 10:00AM - 2:45PM

February 5th (Friday) No walk-ins available, reserved for one-on-one appointment made through Advisor Connect.

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


Enrollment for L/ST Capstone Courses

L/ST 400, L/ST 404, L/ST 471

In order to successfully enroll in the Liberal Studies Capstones, students must follow the proper procedure to obtain permission for registration from the Liberal Studies Department.

For students who are currently completing or have completed the pre-requiste courses, please fill out the 'Department Consent' form and submit it accordingly prior to registration.

Department Consent Form

For students who are requesting to take a pre-requisite course with a capstone concurrently, please fill out a 'Petition for Concurrent Enrollment' form and submit it accordingly prior to registration.

Concurrent Enrollment Petition


Spring 2016 Mandatory Advising for Freshmen & Transfers

Freshman Students: All second-semester Freshmen are required to attend a mandatory workshop. The department will be holding Freshman Spring Advising Workshops between March 1st and March 17th.

To register for one of the workshops, please fill out and submit the online Freshmen Mandatory Advising Form.

Transfer Students: All first-semester Transfer students are required to attend a mandatory workshop. The department will be holding Transfer Spring Advising Workshops between February 23rd and March 3rd. 

To register for one of the workshops, please fill out and submit the online Transfer Mandatory Advising Form.


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 are encouraged to visit an advisor during walk-in hours (posted above).

An academic advisor will briefly discuss the major and options for declaration, in compliance with the Timely Graduation Policy.

last updated — Feb 3, 2016