Welcome to the Liberal Studies Program website in the College of Arts and Letters at CSUSB. It is the mission of the Liberal Studies Program at California State University San Bernardino to ensure academic excellence in preparing students who will become the educators, mentors and leaders in our nation’s schools and other careers throughout society. Academic excellence and commitment to the values of diversity, collaboration, community and an appreciation for the fine art of living distinguish our program graduates.
The program views learning as a transformative, socially interactive process. This process requires critical and intellectual inquiry, reflective thought, unification and the exploration of the interconnectedness and relationships among the disciplines, society and humanity. Learning is also gained by the use of diverse techniques and technologies to facilitate research, increase understanding, and promote communication in a diverse society. The Liberal Studies Program provides a broad, in-depth, and cross-disciplinary curriculum, giving students the highest quality of advising at all times, through all stages of their program of study, and in preparation for credential or graduate schools.
The Liberal Studies Program Office, also known as the P.A.L.S. (peer advisors for Liberal Studies) Office is located in the College of Education building in CE 114. You are welcome to make an appointment for an advising session or to take advantage of speaking with one our peer advisors (a PAL) on a drop-in basis. Liberal Studies students can also take advantage of the Lounge in the PALS Office for individual study, group study or to just take a break.
Interim Coordinator for Liberal Studies
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”