Liberal Studies

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Emphasis Patterns



Students select one of the approved emphasis patterns. A minimum of twelve semester units beyond the Core must be taken with Liberal Studies advisor approval, with at least six units completed at the upper division level. Students may choose to complete an approved minor in lieu of an area of emphasis. List of possible minors.

Consult with a major advisor regarding possible emphases.

For Elementary Teaching Preparation Emphasis, see the "Elementary Teaching Preparation Emphasis" section in the Bulletin

Approved Emphasis Patterns

Area I: Communication, Language, and Literature

Area II: Life Science, Physical Science, and Mathematics

Area III: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Area IV: Creative Arts and Humanities


  • Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
  • California Studies
  • Gender, Culture, and Representation
  • Jewish Studies
  • Multidisciplinary Ethnic Studies







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