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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.

Summer 2014 Office Hours:

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

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.


ATTENTION Liberal Studies Students!

Liberal Studies Advising Has Moved!

New Location: Teacher Preparation Advising Center – TPAC

Office: ED 1 – 67 in the College of Education, south of Campus Library



Walk-In Advising for July 7th to July 11th

07/07/14 - Monday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM & 2:00PM - 4:00PM

07/08/14 - Tuesday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM & 11:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 3:00PM

07/09/14 – Wednesday, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

07/10/14 – Thursday, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

07/11/14 – Friday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM 

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: 562-985-1105

Office: ED 1 - 67 (TPAC)*


Interested in the Liberal Studies Major? 

Students who are interested in learning about the Liberal Studies program 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 must 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:

Summer 2014 dates coming soon!