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What will I learn?

The Liberal Studies program is an interdisciplinary major, which encompasses a wide variety of areas of knowledge in a multidisciplinary curriculum. The program provides a broad academic program that encourages academic excellence, diversity, community, and collaboration. There are two tracks in the Liberal Studies Program: Pre-Credential and General.

•The Pre-Credential program is a multidisciplinary major designed for students who intend to become K-8 or special education teachers in California, and it has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Its purpose is to provide beginning teachers with a strong grounding in the wide ranging subject matter that will be needed to be effective teachers. The core section is comprised of courses in reading, language and literature, mathematics, natural science, history and social sciences, visual and performing arts, physical education, human development, and health. The Pre-Credential program requires a 12-unit concentration.

•The General program is designed for students who are interested in a multidisciplinary major, but who do not necessarily plan to become teachers. The Liberal Studies major is an excellent preparation for careers in government service, public administration, business, management, community service, counseling, law, librarianship, public health, as well as professional or graduate school. This major requires students to include a minor.

The Liberal Studies major is a complex program requiring early and continuing contact with an adviser. Students meet with an adviser at least once each semester to provide a hands-on approach to learning. Students must complete 120 units and meet the University foreign language requirement in order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,840.00 per year
USD $396/unit; USD $1,665 for 6 units or less; USD $2,871 for 6.1 or more units
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

Expected August 2023

Venue

College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Amador Hall, Room 255,

SACRAMENTO,

California,

95819, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have High School Diploma with minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 scale or average 80% marks.

For international students

Applicant must have High School Transcript with minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 scale or average 80% marks or High School Diploma transcript.

English Language Proficiency Requirement: TOEFL: 64 iBT; IELTS: 6.0; DuoLingo: 95; Sacramento State ELI: Level 7; PTE Academic: 50; GTEC: 1125; ELS Language Center: Level 112; FLS Language School: Level 16; TLC: Level 9; UCLA Extension: Level 6.

The filing periods for each intake are: Fall Intake Application Filing Period: October 1 – July 1; Spring Intake Application Filing Period: August 1 – December 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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