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Department of Liberal Studies

Academic Advising

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Room EED-67
Phone: 562-985-1105

Weekly Walk-In Advising Hours

WEEK OF: August 21 - August 25

During Summer, Offices will be Closed from 12:00PM - 1:00PM for Lunch. 

August 21 (Mon) 9:00AM-5:00PM

August 22 (Tue) 9:00AM-1:45PM* / 4:00-5:00PM

*Advisors will be available outside at event 2-4pm.

August 23 (Wed)  9:00AM-5:00PM

August 24 (Thu)1:00-5:00PM*

August 25 (Fri) 9:00AM-5:00PM

*The Teacher Preparation Advising Center will be closed from 9:00AM-1:00PM on Thursday, August 24. Please plan accordingly. 

Upcoming Events

New and Current Students, as well as their family & friends, are invited to join the Department of Liberal Studies for our Annual "Back to School" Open House Event!

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 22 / 2:00PM-4:00PM

Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event. Thank you & we look forward to seeing you there!

Welcome to Liberal Studies!

Welcome to our Department. The Liberal Studies Department is home to undergraduate students in three programs: a B.A. in Liberal Studies, our Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP), and our Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP). Students in the ITEP and UDCP programs can earn a Bilingual Authorization as well, alongside. Information on these three programs is below. 

We pride ourselves on offering rigorous coursework with committed faculty, early clinical experiences in local elementary and middle schools, and hands-on advising that begins even before you arrive to campus. We have many pathways through our program, from B.A to Credentialing, and we invite you to explore them with us!

You are welcome here and we encourage you to get involved. The Liberal Studies Student Association (LSSA) meets several times per semester and is a great place to meet and socialize with peers. The College of Education Student Association (COESA) is open to Liberal Studies students as well as other students in the college's many graduate programs. And the College of Educations' two Associated Students Inc. (ASI) Senators are Liberal Studies majors, representing and supporting the program and cause. Aside from student organizations, the Department hosts an Annual "Back-To-School Picnic" for incoming and returning students and their families, as well as an annual Graduation Celebration on the day of the Commencement Ceremony on campus.

We welcome you to explore our program, as well as these amazing opportunities for future educators.

Go Beach! Go Teach!

Jessica Zacher Pandya

Liberal Studies Department Chair

Liberal Studies Major

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

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last updated — Aug 22, 2017