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) 10:30AM - 11:45AM & 1:00PM - 2:15PM
October 6th (Tuesday) 9:00AM - 10:00AM & 2:00PM - 3:15PM
October 7th (Wednesday) 10:30AM - 2:15PM
October 8th (Thursday) 10:30AM - 2:15PM
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.
Mandatory Advising for First-Semester Freshmen & Transfer 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.
If you would like to register for a freshmen advising workshop, please register with our Online Form. A confirmation email will be sent in 1-2 business days. By attending this workshop, the advising hold for Spring 2016 registration will be removed.
Currently Available Freshmen Workshop Dates
October 19th (9:30AM - 10:30AM) Filled
October 22nd (1:00PM - 2:00PM) Filled
October 26th (12:00PM - 1:00PM)
October 27th (9:30AM - 10:30AM)
October 28th (1:00PM - 2:00PM)
November 3rd (12:00PM - 1:00PM)
November 4th (2:00PM - 3:00PM)
November 5th (10:30AM - 11:30AM)
November 9th (9:00AM - 10:00AM)
November 10th (12:00PM - 1:00PM)
November 16th (10:00AM - 11:00AM)
Transfers: All first-semester transfer students are required to receive academic advising with their major during their first semester at CSULB. It is a mandatory requirement, and a hold is placed on the student's account to ensure that they meet with an advisor prior to Spring 2016 registration.
If you would like to schedule an academic advising appointment to meet this requirement, please use the Advisor Connect scheduling system located at the top of the page. By attending this appointment, the advising hold for Spring 2016 registration will be removed.
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.
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