As part of semester conversion, the department is
restructuring options to simplify the Liberal Studies Program
into two options: General Studies and Pre-Teaching. The
on the BA Credential, Pre-Credential, and the Bilingual options
for each to plan their completion of their degree after the
campus converts to semesters.
General Studies - a broad liberal arts education that allows students to partially design the degree to their interests and passions
Pre-Teaching - a degree to gain the subject matter knowledge to prepare for the California State Exam for Teachers (CSET) for those interetsed in becoming elementary education teachers; the current four options BA Credential, Pre-Credential, and the Bilingual options for each are subsumed in this option.
Regardless of option, all Liberal Studies majors will take 8 LS-prefix courses (core courses) where they will develop the knowledge and abilities associated with the core values. Both tracks will have the same learning outcomes as indicated on the Liberal Studies Curriculum Map.