The Liberal Studies major is designed to offer the student a broad, interdisciplinary program of study, the epitome of the liberal arts education. Two emphases are available to Liberal Studies majors: General and Teacher Education.
Students enrolled in the Liberal Studies/General Emphasis major complete a total of 84 semester units distributed among the following four areas: English and Communication (18-24) Humanities and Fine Arts (18-24) Mathematics, Science & Computer (18-24) Social Science (18-24) In each of the above divisions, the student must complete at least 18 units and may count no more than 24 units toward the 84 unit requirement. At least 24 units must be at the upper division level. A maximum of 12 units of Bible and 6 units of music performance coursework may be counted in the Humanities/Fine Arts section of the major.
Students wanting to obtain a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential may enroll in the Liberal Studies/Teacher Education emphasis. It has been developed to meet the multiple-subject program requirements of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements for this emphasis include specific general education courses as well as courses selected from various disciplines taught in the elementary classroom, and are listed here. Requirements include general education core courses and an advanced specialization.
Students in the teacher education emphasis are required to earn a grade of C- or above in every course in LS curriculum. A student who earns below a C- must repeat the course.
Students in the teacher education emphasis are required to earn a grade of B- or better in every course taken in the Teacher Education Department, which has an ED prefix.