Cambodia Study Abroad Program in Summer 2018 with Prof. Tobias

 Summer Courses Schedule:

Liberal Studies Courses Summer 2018PDF File

Summer Advising Schedule:

May 28-July 27: MTh 10:00-11:00 am and by appointment

August 16-August 24: MTh 10:00-11:00 am and by appointment

Call (657) 278-2794 or email

Welcome to Liberal Studies

    Faculty Photo May 2017

Liberal Studies is an exciting and intellectually challenging interdisciplinary major that provides students with a unique opportunity to acquire and integrate knowledge from the humanities and arts, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. Liberal Studies students explore the methods, arguments, assumptions, and forms of interaction within and between these three areas. They become well-rounded persons, critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and culturally sensitive citizens.


Students Speak About Liberal Studies:

     There are two paths to the B.A. in Liberal Studies: the Elementary Education Emphasis and the Interdisciplinary Thematic Emphasis.

For students seeking to teach in elementary schools, the Elementary Education Emphasis provides an excellent preparation for admission to a multiple-subject teaching credential program. About 85% of these students pass the entire CSET on their first try; about 90% pass on their second try.

For students planning careers in middle or high school teaching or in many fields other than education, the Interdisciplinary Thematic Emphasis provides the opportunity to choose a personalized set of courses devoted to the study of a specific interest.