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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 by an available advisor; specific advisor requests cannot be accomodated.

WEEK OF: May 23 - May 27

May 23 (Mon) 10AM - 11:45PM & 1PM - 4:45PM 

May 24 (Tue)  10AM - 11:45PM & 1PM - 4:45PM

May 25 (Wed) 10AM - 12:00PM & 1PM - 4:45PM

May 26 (Thu) 10AM - 11:45PM & 1PM - 4:45PM

May 27 (Fri) No Walk-ins. Appointments 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 permission to register for SCED 401 (Science Capstone), please refer to the Science Education 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

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 — May 23, 2016