Bachelor of Arts Requirements

All Liberal Studies core courses and the subject matter courses must be at least 3 credits and must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Students with recommended placement in advanced courses in any discipline are encouraged to enroll accordingly.

All course substitutions or equivalences for major courses must be approved by the Liberal Studies program director; students should contact the Liberal Studies Program office regarding suitability of specific courses in each subject area. 

1. Liberal Studies Core Courses

  • LBST 101 Introduction to Education
  • LBST 201 Studies in Education
  • LBST 301 Inquiry and Analysis in Education
  • LBST 401 Senior Research Seminar in Education

2. Subject Matter Courses

The following courses are required Subject Matter courses for the Liberal Studies degree. The courses are the most appropriate choices for fulfilling the respective LAI or LAF relative to the state's teaching content standards.

  • EDUC 331 Child Development (DD)
  • HIST 122 American History Since 1877 (HH)
  • ENGL 207 Children's Literature OR any 200-level English course (HL)
  • MUS 118  Teaching Music in the Classroom
  • MATH 102 Explorations of Mathematics for Prospective Educators (Prerequisite: MATH 101 Finite  Math (M2))
  • BIO 107 Concepts of Biology (M1)
  • CHEM 102 Introduction to Chemistry of the Environment (M3)

*Course substitution must be approved by the Liberal Studies Director.

3. Second Major

The course of study is subject to the guidelines set forth by the program in which the second major is taken. The second major must be declared before registration for the junior year.

Additional Recommended Courses

  • EVST 220 Physical Geography
  • PHYS 103 General Astronomy
  • POLI 111 Introduction to American Politics (meets California Constitution  requirement)
  • HIST 101 World History to 1450,  OR HIST 102 World History since 1450, OR HIST 121 American History to 1877
  • PE 310 Instructional Strategies for Physical Education
  • PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • REL 125 Introduction to World Religions
  • SPCH 110 Fundamentals of Speech
  • THA 140 Acting Fundamentals  
  • Foreign Language - to be chosen by student



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