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Liberal Studies at CSU East Bay

The Liberal Studies Program at CSU East Bay aims to provide a rich liberal arts educational experience through selected courses from a wide range of academic disciplines, while at the same time allowing students to select a field for in-depth study of their own interest.  The broad-based, interdisciplinary nature of Liberal Studies provides a solid well-rounded undergraduate educational experience, integrating knowledge from arts and humanities, social science, and natural sciences, with analytical and communication skills well suited for many careers and professions. 

The major consists of a common core and a choice from seven concentrations designed to meet diverse student interests and needs. Students can choose concentrations in: 

  • Teacher Preparation 
  • Liberal Arts
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Foundational Mathematics
  • Foundational Science
  • Studies in Educational Psychology 


Initial Advising 

Immediately after you declare Liberal Studies as your major, you should seek advising from the Liberal Studies advisors  for course planning.  After your initial advising, you should contact your advisor at least once an academic year. You may seek advising from your Liberal Studies advisor for issues about your LBST major by email, phone, or in-person scheduled or drop-in appointments.


Major Check for Graduation

You must file for graduation officially to let the university know your intent to graduate.  The deadline for graduation filing occurs in the term prior to your graduation. Please see details for graduation filing. Once you have filed for graduation with the university, your Liberal Studies advisor will review and prepare for your Major Check form automatically, and will submit it to Records on your behalf. 


Liberal Studies Requirements


Liberal Studies Major Requirements Summary


Liberal Studies Concentration Information in the University Catalogs

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