Most students pursuing this major intend to become teachers in K-8 classrooms and the Liberal Studies major program provides all the subject matter content required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The Liberal Studies Integrated Track leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies AND Multiple Subject Credential. It is designed for students who plan to become elementary, K-8, school teachers AND who want to save time (about 2 quarters or 27 units) by working on the credential along with their B.A. degree. The General track baccalaureate degree program prepares students to enter the Multiple Subject (Elementary School) teaching credential, generally during a fifth year of post-graduate study in the College of Education.
An Arts and Letters Track is available for those seeking a well-rounded and unspecialized undergraduate major but who do not plan to become teachers. This program is useful for careers requiring a broad educational background and strong communication, computer, research, and critical thinking skills. A choice of interdisciplinary concentrations is available in this track and a Minor is also required as well.