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Department of Liberal Studies


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Teacher Preparation Advising Office

Room EED-67
Phone: 562-985-1105

Walk-In Advising Hours

Get quick questions answered.

WEEK OF: April 25 - April 29

April 25 (Mon) 10:00AM - 4:45PM

April 26 (Tue)  10:00AM - 4:45PM

April 27 (Wed) 10:00AM - 4:45PM

April 28 (Thu) 10:00AM - 4:45PM

April 29 (Fri) No Walk-ins available. By appointment only.

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

Admission Under Impaction

IMPORTANT: Admission to the Liberal Studies major is impacted -- for more details, refer to Impaction Criteria.

Liberal Studies Major

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

Application/Admissions Process »

University Catalog Listing for Liberal Studies

Those interested in applying to, or declaring their major as Liberal Studies are encouraged to visit an advisor for walk-in advising.

Two program options are available:

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Track 1

120 Units

Liberal Studies Track I is our traditional teacher education program where students complete their Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. After completion of their B.A, they may continue their education as a post-bac student and complete a teaching credential at CSULB or at another university.

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, ITEP

135 Units

The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) combines the study of academic subject matter for elementary school teaching with professional preparation and student teaching. Successful completion of ITEP includes both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. This program follows standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Dept. Permission Required for L/ST Capstone Courses

In order to successfully enroll in L/ST 400, L/ST 404, or L/ST 471, students must follow the proper procedure to obtain permission for registration from the 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 

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.

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 — Apr 28, 2016