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Fall 2019 - Major Specific Requirements for CSULB Students - CED

​CSULB students must meet precise major specific criteria in order to ‘declare a major.’ While freshmen are admitted directly into some majors, many majors require that students begin as pre-majors and then declare the major if and when they complete the major specific criteria. All students must have a declared major by the time they reach 60 earned units.

This applies equally to students who are:

  • Undeclared
  • Were admitted into a ‘pre-major’ and are requesting to declare the major
  • Requesting to change major
  • Requesting to add a major

Except for “Highly Impacted” majors, native CSULB students can ‘declare a major’ if they meet the major specific minimum cumulative GPA and required lower division preparation. There are limitations on the ability to add a second major or to add/change degree objectives based on the following policies:

To review the detailed major specific requirements select the major below. If a major is highly impacted it will be noted next to the name of the major and additional supplemental criteria and requirements are indicated in the major specific details. They are subject to change for future terms.

 

College of Education

Liberal Studies  

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum GPA: 2.6
  • Minimum lower division preparation (Grade C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

HIST

172

Early United States History

POSC

100

Introduction to
American Government

Complete one of the following courses:

 

 

ENGL

180

Appreciation of Literature

ENGL

250A, 250B

Survey of English Literature

ENGL

270A, 270B

Survey of American Literature

ENGL

375

American Ethnic Writers

CWL

100

Introduction to World Literature


Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics (MTED recommended)

Explore the Liberal Studies Department for this major.