Liberal Studies Program

Mission Statement

"To serve as a model of transdisciplinary study that fosters student inquiry and learning using a breadth of intellectual approaches and knowledge to enable students to critically engage with our diverse and complex world and meaningfully contribute, with purpose, to the public good."

Liberal Studies - The University's Major. We are the Future's future.

Founding Philosophy

"Mussolini and the fascists made us understand that obedient human beings are dangerous human beings. When we decided to build a new society afterthe war we understood that we needed to have schools in which children dared to think for themselves, and where children got the conditions for becoming active and critical citizens." -Renzo Bonazzi, Reggio Emilia's Mayor from 1962 to 1976

Did You Know.....

Liberal Studies students have a higher GPA than the university average.
Liberal Studies students complete more units per quarter than the university average.
Liberal Studies students graduate at a higher rate than the university average.
7.8% of CSUSB's undocumented student population are Liberal Studies majors.
71.2% of all Liberal Studies students are Hispanic- that's 13.2% higher than the university average.


  • PAF Fall 2019 Deadlines (Main Campus)
    • Special Education: July 15, 2019
    • Multiple Subject: 
      • Priority 1 Deadline – Monday, March 11, 2019
      • Priority 2 Deadline – Monday, May 6, 2019
      • Priority 3 Deadline – Monday, July 1, 2019 *(Extended to August 15, 2019)
  • PAF Fall 2019 Deadlines (PDC)
    • Multiple Subject:
      • ​​​​​​​Early Consideration
        Complete PAF due: Monday, March 11, 2019
      • Priority Consideration
        Complete PAF due: Monday, May 6, 2019
      • Late Consideration 
        Complete PAF due: Monday, July 1, 2019 
      • Priority 4   
        Complete PAF due: Thursday, August 15, 2019 
  • PAF Winter 2020 Deadline
    • Multiple Subject: October 21, 2019

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Spring Into Your Spring Quarter!

At PALS we encourage and support welcoming a year of love, progress, self-care, education, and growth! Allow this year to be kind to you while you are kind to others! Stay on top of school workloads and other engagements by organizing your time with a planner or calendar. Drink lots of water to cleanse your body and psyche! Green, as well as various other herbal teas, are known to help improve cognitive functioning and memory.

A 2006 study by "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" on female mice proved an antioxidant in green tea, catechin, helped prevent stress-related brain aging. Rosemary is another herb that can be boiled to make a relaxing tea with brain-related nutritional benefits. A 2013 study, published in an issue of "Fitoterapia," determined that rosemary improved long-term memory in rats, while another study, published in "CNS & Neurological Disorders-- Drug Targets," suggested that Carsonic acid, an antioxidant found in rosemary leaves, has the potential to be used as a pharmaceutical against Alzheimer's disease.

You have options to relax, quiet, and concentrate the mind this quarter- take advantage of them! PALS lounge users can take, make, and use a tea of their choosing from a selection readily available in our lounge kitchenette! 

With love,


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P.A.L.S. Studio and Student Lounge Hours

Fall 2018

Monday: 8:00am-7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-7:00pm 
Wednesday: 8:00am-7:00pm 
Thursday: 8:00am-7:00pm 
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Winter 2019 

Monday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-1:00pm

Note: Students coming in for advising should be logged into the system thirty minutes before closing. 

Spring 2019

Monday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Summer 2019

Monday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm

Advising Disclaimer
Please note that all students seeking advising must read and understand the following:
 ALL PALS advising is strictly unofficial. As a student, I am responsible for knowing the University's regulations. I am responsible for taking the correct courses necessary for graduation and monitoring my university career.