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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)

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

October 5th - October 9th

October 5th (Monday)  Coming Soon

October 6th (Tuesday) Coming Soon

October 7th (Wednesday) Coming Soon

October 8th (Thursday) Coming Soon

October 9th (Friday) No Walk-Ins Available

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

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 — Oct 2, 2015