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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 2013-2014 Catalog.

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed from 12:00 - 1:00)

Our office will be closed for public business from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  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.


Announcements

Transfer Spring Advising: The department will be holding Transfer Spring Advising appointments from March 10th thru March 28th.

 

Beginning Monday, March 3rd, please visit the Liberal Studies office (AS-133) in order to schedule an appointment.

 

When you are in the office, let the front desk staff know that you are there to sign up for your Transfer Spring Advising Appointment.

 

All first semester transfer students are required to attend an advising appointment with a Liberal Studies advisor prior to registration for the Fall 2014 semester.

 

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

 

 

Freshman Spring Advising: The department will be holding Freshman Spring Advising appointments from April 7th thru April 22nd.

 

Beginning Monday, March 24th, please visit the Liberal Studies office (AS-133) in order to schedule an appointment.

 

When you are in the office, let the front desk staff know that you are there to sign up for your Freshman Spring Advising Appointment.

 

All second semester freshman students are required to attend an advising appointment with a Liberal Studies advisor prior to registration for the Fall 2014 semester.

 

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


 

Walk-In Advising for April 14th thru April 18th

4/14/14 – Monday, 11:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

4/15/14 - Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

4/16/14 - Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

4/17/14 – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

4/18/14 – Friday, no walk-in advising available

Hours are subject to change.  It is suggested that you check this website  or call to verify hours prior to coming to campus for advising.

Phone: 562-985-4228

Office: Academic Services (AS), Room 133


 

Declaring Liberal Studies as a Major

Students interesting in learning about the Liberal Studies programs are encouraged to come in during walk-in hours to speak with an advisor. Walk-in hours are listed above.

After you have spoken with an advisor, you will need to attend a Liberal Studies Major Workshop. 

You will be asked to bring in the following materials to your scheduled workshop:

□ copy of unofficial transcripts (my.csulb)

□ copy of Liberal Studies Core requirements*

□ copy of Community College Transfer Credit Guide*

□ copy of Liberal Studies Major Specific Declaration Requirements*

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

LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR WORKSHOP days and times are as follows:

Friday, April 11th, 9:00am – 10:30am

Wednesday, April 23rd, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Monday, May 5th, 9:30am – 11:00am