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Catalog Year 2014 and Later: Elementary Education Emphasis

See the Liberal Studies Overview for a summary of the major. Use the steps below to guide your progress through the major.


Step 1: Students begin as a Liberal Studies pre-major and complete the preparation for the major. By the end of this step, the impaction criteria should be met.


Step 2: Students must declare the Liberal Studies major by emailing the Liberal Studies Advising Office that Step 1 is complete and impaction criteria have been met. Moving to the major does not happen automatically.


Step 3: Students make some choices. In addition to completing upper division core coursework, students choose and coimplete a focus and an option. For some issues to think about before choosing focus and option areas, see Career Pathways and Course Timing.


Step 4: Choose a focus from the list below. After clicking on a focus, the corresponding option choices will be presented. At that point, students will be able to print an advising sheet that lists the required courses based on their choices.








Step 5: Apply for graduation 4 to 12 months prior to finishing the requirements for the major.