Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Classes are available online (online hybrid, California Credential Track)

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree provides students with the understanding and skills to prepare them for careers or professions requiring knowledge based on the arts and humanities. The curriculum of Liberal Studies involves more than one discipline, fostering the understanding of people, nations, institutions, history, arts, sciences, and how these influenced the development of society and cultures.

Tuition Rate:


(including fees)

Monthly Payment Plan:

$350 per month

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies has two tracks:

1. Multiple Subject Credential Preparation track for students in California interested in teaching at the TK-6 level.
2. General track for students interested in exploring multiple topics, transfer students, or students outside of California.

The College of Education offers the following Teacher Credentialing track approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC):
2042 Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential

The following course listings do not include general education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree. Please refer to the University Catalog for more information on general education requirements.

Core Courses:
Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential Requirements:
Elective Requirements:

General Non-Teaching Track

Students may elect to complete a Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies degree if they are not interested in teaching at the TK-6 level or do not reside in California. Liberal Studies is a multidisciplinary major that provides flexibility for students to select a wide range of elective courses that meet their areas of interest as well as provide exposure to many disciplines. Students who plan to attend graduate school as well as those that are interested in a career in a wide range of sectors may benefit from a liberal studies degree. Skills developed throughout the program include those most valued by employer; problem solving and teamwork, oral and written communication skills, information literacy and creativity, quantitative reasoning and an understanding of cultures and societies.

Core Requirements:

Students are required to take 39 credits of electives selected from the list below.

Elective Requirements: