Liberal Studies


The Liberal Studies Program is part of the College of Communication and Education. It is an interdisciplinary major consisting of courses drawn from the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and sciences. Students receive a well rounded education preparing them for careers in education as well as in business, government, or social work. Most liberal studies majors have elementary school teaching as their career goal; however, the major is also appropriate for students who wish to have an interdisciplinary studies degree.

Our program is unique in that we have specific general education classes built right into the program in order to address the California K – 8 content standards. This means students will come to the Liberal Studies Program office (THMA 211) for general education and major academic advising.

We are looking forward to helping your child successfully complete their academic goal of graduating with a degree in Liberal Studies. To progress through the major efficiently, students should meet with an advisor at least once each semester.

Important Information

To act in compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), if your child is over 18, we cannot discuss your child’s student record without written consent. More information can be found at the FERPA Website(opens in new window).

Please see our frequently asked questions section and the links below for more information about our program and related Web pages.

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