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, arts, the natural sciences, and the social sciences.  Our students become well-rounded persons, critical thinkers, creatively problem solvers, and culturally sensitive citizen. As a result, they succeed in their careers as teachers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, administrators, non-profit organizers, etc.


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At the heart of our education are the Liberal Studies Core Courses (30 units), which provide a thorough foundation in the arts & humanities, science, and social thought/science. In addition, students take one of two emphases (21 units). The Elementary Education Emphasis provides an excellent preparation for teaching diverse subjects in elementary schools and for being admitted to a multiple-subject teaching credential program. (Such admission requires passing the CSET, which 85% of our students do on their first attempt, 5% on their second.) Under the Interdisciplinary Thematic Emphasis, students select a personalized set of courses devoted to the study of specific interdisciplinary themes, which can range from special education to pre-law to rock music.