Liberal Studies

The best preparation for those who prepare the next generation. 

Students majoring in Liberal Studies take courses in all areas of humanities, arts, sciences, and social sciences. The B.A. degree in Liberal Studies is excellent preparation for a career in teaching, and most majors go on to credential programs for K-8 multiple subject classrooms in California. However, there is also a non-credential track for students who want a liberal arts degree without specialization in a specific discipline.

Within the Liberal Studies program, students can choose from a number of different options, including:

  • Traditional Credential Track
  • Integrated Blended Credential Program (IBEST)
  • Integrated Special Education Program (ISPED)
  • Introductory Majors (for students seeking Subject Matter Authorization in Mathematics, English, or Science)
  • Non-Credential Track

Courses are offered at CSUB’s two campuses in Bakersfield and Antelope Valley. 

Please click on the links at left for more information about the Liberal Studies program at CSUB.  Also, revisit this site between now and Fall 2016 to obtain updates on revisions in the curriculum as CSUB moves to the semester calendar.

Liberal Studies Program

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022 

Pam Conners
Director of Advising
Phone: (661) 654-3337
Office:  Education 134

Sally Johnson
Program Coordinator
Phone: (661) 654-3337
Office: Education 135