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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.


Walk-In Advising for Quick Questions

January 19th to January 23rd

Monday, January 19th CAMPUS CLOSED - NO WALK INS  

Tuesday, January 20th 10:00AM - 3:45PM

Wednesday, January 21st 10:00AM - 1:15PM and 2:00PM - 3:45PM

Thursday, January 22nd 10:00AM - 3:45PM

Friday, January 23rd 1:00PM - 2:45PM

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.

Spring 2015 Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  & 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.

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 must attend a Liberal Studies Information Session, prior to meeting with an academic advisor for a one-on-one appointment.  

Current Liberal Studies students should schedule a one-on-one appointment by contacting the Teacher Preparation Advising Center.

Please bring in the following materials to your scheduled workshop:

□ copy of unofficial transcripts (my.csulb)

□ copy of Liberal Studies Core requirements*

*can be found on the Liberal Studies website under “Forms and Documents”


Liberal Studies Information Sessions

Thursday, February 5th (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Tuesday, February 24th (11:30am - 12:30pm)

Wednesday, March 11th (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Tuesday, March 24th (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Wednesday, April 8th (11:30am - 12:30pm)

Tuesday, April 14th (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Friday, April 24th (10:00am -11:00am)

Thursday, May 7th, (4:00pm - 5:00pm) 

Sign up here.