Liberal Studies

BA Liberal Studies General Online Option

The BA Liberal Studies General Online Option is a degree completion program for students who plan on teaching elementary school or desire a broad-based degree. This program is available to any student who resides outside the city of Chico. At the completion of this option, students are prepared to apply to a credential program. At this time, the CSU, Chico School of Education does not offer an online Multiple Subjects Credential program. If you are from outside of California please check the Status of State Authorizations for Distance Education.

The General Education requirements for the Liberal Studies major are unique in order to meet California State Content Standards for K-8 Teachers. By completing the Liberal Studies major, students also satisfy General Education requirements. GE courses taken at other institutions may not meet Liberal Studies major requirements. All lower division courses and some upper division courses must be completed by taking approved equivalents at a community college or four-year institution. Check with a Liberal Studies advisor to determine which courses can be accepted.

Online students interested in the Liberal Arts Option will also complete the Liberal Studies specific General Education course work at a community college and take upper division course work online at CSU, Chico. In place of education related upper division courses, students may choose one of two minors available online - Career and Life Planning or Sociology.