Program Options

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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 CEIS Academic Advisor will work directly with Liberal Studies students in all options to plan how to complete their degree on semesters in fall 2018. All current Liberal Studies majors must complete thier Individual Academic Plan (IAP) using the My Planner platform to schedule all remaining coursework through graduation. 


General Studiesa 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 interested in becoming elementary education teachers. Currently the  Pre-Credential and theBilingual Pre-Credential are in this option.  The BA Credential and Bilingual BA Credential options have been suspended and will not be offered once we convert to semesters.

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.