The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is a multidisciplinary degree program designed for students whose needs or interests require a more broadly based liberal arts curriculum than is possible through existing disciplines.
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 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.