Liberal Studies - General Studies

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Liberal Studies - General Studies

About this program

Liberal Studies - General Studies

Liberal Studies (LBS) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major for students who intend to become elementary and special education teachers or to pursue related graduate work. Courses leading to the B.A. in Liberal Studies focus on the subject areas taught in elementary schools as well as professional preparation and early fieldwork. LBS is a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved Elementary Subject Matter Preparation Program (ESM). LBS also offers two Integrated Teacher Education Programs (ITEP) in which students earn a B.A. and a credential for teaching elementary school (multiple subjects) or special education (education specialist mild/moderate).

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Admission requirements

First-time freshman:

  • High school GPA of 2.5 (“B” average) or higher
  • High school graduation certificate or exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

Core Requirements

  • Language And Culture
  • Introduction to Second-Language Learning and Teaching
  • Structure Of Spanish
  • Critical Reading of Literature
  • Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
  • Languages in Praxis
  • General Biology
  • General Biology Laboratory
  • Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers: Real Numbers
  • Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers: Geometry & Statistics
  • Physical Science for Teachers
  • Earth Sciences for Teachers
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • World History I
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • The California Experience
  • History of American Immigration
  • Looking At Art
  • Television Film and Theatre
  • Dance Perceptions
  • Introducing Music
  • Arts/Crafts For Non-Major
  • Dance for Children
  • Dance Education in the Elementary School
  • Music for Children
  • Introduction to Orff Schulwerk
  • Creative Dramatics
  • Multicultural Children's Theatre
  • Engineering and the Arts in the Elementary
  • Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Transformative Educator
  • Schooling in a Multicultural Society
  • Responsive Teaching and Classroom Management
  • Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms
  • Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies
  • Physical Education in the Elementary School
  • Educating Exceptional Children and Youth

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information


  • Tuition Fees: $6,945 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $9,504 (24 units/2 semesters)

Career paths

Liberal Studies is the preferred undergraduate major for students preparing to teach elementary or special education.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

Phone no: +13102432140

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