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Welcome to Liberal Studies



Liberal Studies is the 15th largest major at SDSU!


SDSU’s Liberal Studies major is designed for future elementary and middle school teachers. 

The Liberal Studies major prepares students to pursue a regular multiple subjects credential or other credential possibilities.  These possibilities include special education, a multiple subjects credential in bilingual education, and various middle school authorizations or credentials.

Coursework in the Liberal Studies major aligns with California’s education standards.  The courses are excellent preparation for the multiple subjects CSET exam, which is required for admission to California’s elementary education credential programs. Courses also provide multiple opportunities for students to gain field experience in various settings.

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National Scholarships and Fellowships Website


Students interested in applying for national scholarships and fellowships can visit the national scholarships and fellowships website to learn how to aply.



Congratulations to Liberal Studies senior Caitlyn Roth for being named the 2016 outstanding grauduate of the Liberal Studies Program.




Contact Information

Sharon Bendall, Coordinator

Patricia Cardozo, Assistant Coordinator

Vicki Fielden, Academic Advisor


Liberal Studies Summer 2016 Advising Schedule


Thurday, July 28: 2:00 to 3:30



Tuesday, August 2: 10:15 to 3:00

Thursday, August 4: 9:00-2:30 by appointment only

Tuesday, August 9: 10:15 to 3:00

Tuesday, August 16: 10:15 to 3:00

Wednesday, August 17: 9:00-2:30

Thursday, August 18: Appointments with new transfer students

Tuesday, August 23: 9:00-2:30

Wednesday, August 24: 9:00-2:30

Thursday, August 25: 9:00-2:30 by appointment only

Tuesday, August 30: 9:00-2:30

Wednesday, August 31: 9:00-2:30




Thursday, September 1: 9:00-2:30


Email Advising:

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Office: EBA 259 


Mailing address:

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA 92182-1100