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Liberal Studies
SDSU Liberal Studies

Catalog Years 2011-2013

On this page: Learn about pre-major and major requirements for students who began the Liberal Studies degree in catalog years 2011-2013.


Required coursework

The lower division core coursework is the same for all students in the 2011-2013 catalogs and consists of 59.5-63.5 units. This coursework covers a variety of content areas, including Language Arts, Social Science, Math, Science, Visual and Performing Arts, PE/Human Development, and the Humanities.

Moving from pre-major to major

The criteria that students must meet to move from the pre-major to the major are listed below:

  • Complete 60 units, including all courses in preparation for the major.
  • Earn a passing score on the Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.70 or higher.
  • Complete with a grade of “C” or higher: a certified Area A1 Oral Communication course, a certified Area A3 Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking course, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 241A and 241B, and Mathematics 210 and 211. These courses cannot be taken Credit/No Credit (Cr/NC).

Upper division coursework

Upper-division core coursework is the same for all students in the 2011-2013 catalogs and consists of 22 units. This coursework covers a variety of content areas, including Language Arts, History, Math and Science.

Focus coursework

All Liberal Studies students in the 2011-2013 catalogs will choose a focus: either Literacy, Math or Science. The number of focus units ranges from 23 units in the Literacy Focus to 35 in both the Math Focus and the Science Focus.

Students in each focus complete coursework that can be applied to an Introductory Subject Matter Authorization to teach that focus' content in middle school, provided they also earn a multiple subjects credential (grade minimums apply).


Questions?

Consult the Liberal Studies advisor for advising sheets and other resources for the 2011-2013 catalogs.

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