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).
Arts and Letters Program
The Arts and Letters Program is available for those seeking a broad interdisciplinary undergraduate major but who do not necessarily plan to become elementary school teachers. This Classical Liberal Studies Degree is the oldest in Western Academia. The program is useful for careers requiring a broad educational background and strong communication, computer, research, and critical thinking skills such as: jouralist, politician, attorney, and public relations. A choice of interdisciplinary concentrations is available in this track and a Minor is also required as well.
The General 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.
The Liberal Studies Integrated Program 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.