Dec 17, 2017
Offered by: College of Education and Integrative Studies, Liberal Studies Department
Degree Requirements for Liberal Studies Major
A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in core courses in order to receive a degree in the major.
Required Core Courses for Major: 16 units
Required Subplan/Option Core Courses: 44 units
This Liberal Studies program is not synonymous with the credential. Liberal Studies is an academic program leading to a bachelor’s degree, whereas Education is a professional program leading to a credential. Please consult your Liberal Studies advisor concerning degree requirements and the Basic Credentials coordinator for credential requirements.
Required Support Courses: 74 units
The following major support courses should be used to satisfy the indicated GE requirements. If these courses are not used to satisfy GE, the total units to degree may be more than 180 units.
Restricted Electives: 20 units
Unrestricted Electives: 0-2 units
Select a sufficient number of courses from "Required Support", "GE", and "Unrestricted Electives" so that they total at least 100 units.
General Education Requirements: 68 units
Students should consult the Academic Programs website https://www.cpp.edu/~academic-programs/general-education-course-listings.shtml for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.
Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)
- Physical Science
- Biological Science
- Laboratory Activity
- Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
- Science and Technology Synthesis
Area C. Humanities (16 units)
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Philosophy and Civilization
- Literature and Foreign Languages
- Humanities Synthesis
Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)
- U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
- History, Economics, and Political Science
- Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies
- Social Science Synthesis
Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)