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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.

Fall 2015 Advising Hours

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

Thanksgiving Break (11/23-11/25) Offices will be closed 12:00PM - 1:00PM for lunch. Normal hours resume 11/30.

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

November 23rd to November 27th

November 23rd (Monday) 10:00AM - 11:45AM & 1:00PM - 2:45PM

November 24th (Tuesday) 10:00AM - 11:45 AM & 1:00PM - 4:15PM

November 25th (Wednesday) 10:00AM - 11:45AM & 1:00PM - 4:15PM

November 26th (Thursday) Thanksgiving - Campus Closed

November 27th (Friday) Campus Closed

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


Mandatory Advising for First-Semester Freshmen Students

Freshmen: All first-semester freshmen are required to receive academic advising with their major during their first and second semester(s) at CSULB. It is a mandatory requirement, and a hold is placed on the student's account to ensure that they attend a Freshmen Advising workshop prior to Spring 2016 registration.  

There are no remaining workshops for Fall 2015 - if you are a first-semester freshmen who is interested in declaring Liberal Studies or has not completed their mandatory advising requirement, please see a Liberal Studies advisor for walk-in hours or by making an appointment.


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 during walk-ins. 

If the student wishes to pursue Liberal Studies after walk-in advising, an advising appointment will be recommended for official declaration into major or pre-major standing.

last updated — Nov 23, 2015