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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.


Spring 2017 LS 498, open to seniors:
Meets 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. during the first 10 Wednesdays of the semester,
SSW-1401. (Section 21941)


NSCI 100 is only offered in the spring semester.
It is offered Sp17 22399 1900-2015


Math 413 is only offered in the spring semester.
It is offered Sp17 22138 1730-1845
TTH AH-1120

Contact Information

Sharon Bendall, Coordinator

Patricia Cardozo, Assistant Coordinator

Vicki Fielden, Academic Advisor


Liberal Studies Fall 2016

Advising Schedule


Please note: Advisors will be unavailable to meet on October 13, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Walk-in advising on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm


Appointments only on Thursdays, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm


Appointments are for first advising session only. To make an appointment, email and include Red ID #.


After the initial in-person advising session, students may attend walk-in advising or email queries to and include Red ID #.


Email Advising:

Include your Red ID#


Office: EBA 259 


Mailing address:

5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA 92182-1100