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Liberal Studies Advising

The Liberal Studies major offers two pathways that prepare students to earn a Teaching Credential for grades K-8 or Special Education in California.

  • Liberal Studies major - Elementary Subject Matter (ESM)
  • Liberal Studies major - Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) (beginning Fall 2019)    

You can find the list of course requirements on the Approved Course Lists page.

Latest News 

Current Students

Students in the Pink and Blue Catalog years are now able to declare their Depth of Study through the online change of major system. 

CSET Waiver

The CSUSM Liberal Studies major has been approved as a CSET I-III waiver program. From more information, visit the LBST Department website.

Fall 2019 Transfer Students

The Fall 2019 curriculum includes a new course, MUSC 250, offered only at CSUSM. Transfer Students are allowed to substitute Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts courses equivalent to DNCE 101, TA 120, MUSC 120, AMD 120 or VPA 101 at CSUSM for this class. If you have taken one of these courses and you see MUSC 250 appear as a requirement in your degree planner, please submit an ARR correction form.