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Liberal Studies

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Welcome to Liberal Studies!

The Liberal Studies Program at CSUSB aims to serve as a model of interdisciplinary study, fostering student inquiry and learning and using a breadth of intellectual approaches. Our program enables students to critically engage with our diverse and complex world and meaningfully contribute to the public good. The Liberal Studies office provides support for students earning the BA in Liberal Studies and the BA in Liberal Arts. The BA in Liberal Studies prepares students for Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential Programs in California. It has three concentrations: Credential-Integrated, Precredential-General, and Precredential-Spanish Studies. More detailed information can be found on our PROGRAM page.

The BA in Liberal Arts is designed for students who might not necessarily plan to pursue a career in education, but who seek a multidisciplinary degree that would be applicable in many professional contexts.

The Liberal Studies Major (Credential-Integrated and Pre-Credential General Concentrations) and the Liberal Arts Major are also fully supported at CSUSB's Palm Desert Campus (PDC).  

Visit our Student Lounge

Located in CE-114, our Student Lounge offers study spaces, computers, a Go-Print station, free testing materials, and complementary drinks and snacks. We hope to see you there!

Liberal Studies Lounge



For PDC students: A program coordinator or faculty advisor is typically available on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Palm Desert Campus from 11-3. He is also available on Zoom all days of the week by appointment