Liberal Studies Program

The Liberal Studies major provides a rich, rigorous cross-disciplinary liberal arts program of study, with a focus on Education. There are two graduation pathways in the major:

  1. The Bachelor of Arts Program (BA) is for students who seek subject matter preparation for elementary teaching as preparation for a post-baccalaureate credential program to be completed separately from the bachelor’s degree.
  2. 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 an integrated Multiple or Urban Dual Teaching Credential.

To pursue and complete the Liberal Studies program at CSULB, students generally complete a majority of the Core Requirements and then decide upon a pathway to follow through until graduationAll coursework must be completed with a grade "C" or better. Courses cannot be taken for CR/NC (after being admitted to the university).

The Liberal Studies Core Requirements

The Liberal Studies Core Requirements consists of 101-104 units.