Fall 2023 Major-Specific Degree Requirements (College of Education)
While first-year students may be admitted directly into some majors, many majors require that students begin as “pre-majors” and then meet precise major-specific degree criteria to official declare the major. These criteria include meeting all major-specific degree requirements in the new major and demonstrating a progressively successful academic history that reflects potential success in the major. Upon declaration of major, students must adopt the requirements of the major and any minors in effect at that time in the CSULB Catalog.
All undergraduate students must have a declared major by the time they earn 60 units. This applies equally to students who are:
- Undeclared or pre-major (refer to Declare a Major)
- Requesting to change or add a major (refer to Change of Major)
Browse the following list to find the current major-specific degree requirements for your intended major. Some majors are highly impacted and will be indicated as such. Major-specific degree requirements are subject to change in future terms.
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||Course Number||Course Title|
|HIST||172||Early United States History|
|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||U.S. 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.