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2024-2025 University Catalog 
    
2024-2025 University Catalog

Liberal Studies, B.A. - General Studies Subplan/Option: 120 units


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Offered by: College of Education and Integrative Studies, Liberal Studies Department

Note(s):


*Students interested in elementary teaching should take KIN 3100  and GSC 2120 /GSC 2120L  to meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s definition of  ”subject matter competent,” a requirement to enter a teaching credential program. Taking KIN 4430  or GSC 1100  will apply towards graduation but will not provide the subject matter content necessary to qualify as subject matter competent for an elementary education teaching credential program. Students who do not complete these courses are responsible for acquiring the missing content to prepare for the credential program, which will not reteach it.

Subplan/Option Electives: 18 units


Any combination of courses listed below will satisfy the required 18 units. Emphases are listed to provide guidance for helping students to choose courses of interest that best fit your career goals, but there is no requirement for choosing a specific emphasis for fulfilling these units.

Community Studies Emphasis: 18 units


General Emphasis: 18 units


Lower Division Humanities, Social Science, and/or Natural Science (ENG, PHL, HST, ANT, PSY, SOC, GSC, BIO 1000-2999) - 6 units

Upper Division Humanities, Social Science, and/or Natural Science (ENG, PHL, HST, ANT, PSY, SOC, GSC, BIO 3000-4999) - 12 units

Pre-Professional Emphasis: 18 units


Sustainability Emphasis: 18 units


Unrestricted Electives: 0-27 units


Select a sufficient number of courses from “Major Required”, “Subplan/Option Required”, “Subplan/Option Electives”, “GE”, and “Unrestricted Electives” is at least 120 units.

General Education Requirements: 48 units


Students should view their Degree Progress Report (DPR) for information regarding their General Education requirements. Unless specific GE courses are required for their major, please refer to the list of approved courses in the General Education Program in the University Catalog, https://catalog.cpp.edu. When viewing the catalog, students should select the catalog year associated with the GE requirements listed in their Degree Progress Report.

Area A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Oral Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Physical Sciences
2. Life Sciences
3. Laboratory Activity
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area and 3 additional units from sub-areas 1 and/or 2
1. Visual and Performing Arts
2. Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Civilization
3. Arts and Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. U.S. History and American Ideals
2. U.S. Constitution and California Government
4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 units)


Area F. Ethnic Studies (3 units)


American Institutions: 6 units


Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Areas D1 and D2.

Graduation Writing Test


The Graduation Writing Test (GWT) is suspended until Fall 2025. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2025 are not required to take the Graduation Writing Test.

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