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SDSU Liberal Studies

Current Students

On this page: Find a variety of helpful resources and opportunities for current Liberal Studies students.

Message from Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan

Photo: Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dear Liberal Studies students,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year!

You have so much fun, learning, and adventure in store! As a Liberal Studies major, you have career options, opportunities to travel abroad, engage in field work and professional service activities, clubs and organizations, and much more!

Remember that you can go to the College of Education's Office of Student Services (EBA 259) to charge up, relax, print, learn about scholarships, COE programs. etc. And I invite you to come visit me in EBA 255!

Meet the New Liberal Studies Advisor

Photo: Michelle XiongStarting in summer 2017, Liberal Studies has a new advisor! 

Michelle  Xiong graduated from CSU East Bay and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration with a specialization in Public Management and Policy Analysis.  She believes in an open-door policy and welcomes the opportunity to serve students in the Liberal Studies program. Learn more about Michelle.

Announcements & Updates

Share Your News!

  • On Facebook: Please join our newly created Facebook Group: This is the best way for you to network, interact, communicate, etc. Feel free to invite others to join, and feel free to post comments, pictures, resources, etc. This is OUR Facebook Group.
  • On Twitter: Also, join us on Twitter to share your news and Liberal Studies adventures: @SDSULibSt #SDSULibSt

Let's break the internet! Join! Follow! Post! Trend!

Quick Guide to the Liberal Studies Major   

Use the steps below to guide your progress through the major: 

  1. Begin as a pre-major and meet all impaction criteria
  2. Declare the major.
  3. Choose a focus.
  4. Choose an option within your emphasis (does not apply to Education Generalist emphasis).
  5. Complete all upper-division coursework and requirements.
  6. Apply for graduation.
  7. Enter a credential program (for teachers).

Quick Links to Student Resources

Thinking of making a switch?

Liberal Studies is one of the largest majors at SDSU, and our program has one of the highest graduation rates on campus!

If you are a current SDSU student who is interested in changing your major to Liberal Studies, read about completing a virtual orientation to the program.

Student of the Month

PHOTO: Amanda Sherman

Read about Amanda Sherman, 2017 Outstanding Graduate and Liberal Studies Student of the Month, October 2017!

. . . and check out other celebrations and recognitions within the Liberal Studies program!

A new website for the new academic year

What you're looking at is a brand-new website as of fall semester 2017! Please take some time to explore, navigate around the site, and see all the information that's been gathered here, just for Liberal Studies majors.

Photo: Student in SDSU sweatshirt outside with laptop

Q: Can my parents call on my behalf?

A: For all matters related to your progress in the LS program, you should advocate for yourself.  Feel free to lean on your family and friends for support, but they should not be contacting the LS office on your behalf. Due to FERPA, we cannot share any information with them in any case. College is a wonderful opportunity for you to grow as an independent adult.

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