Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies 

Liberal Studies is one of the largest majors at Fresno State. It is an interdisciplinary program that provides a foundation for meeting a wide range of future goals.

The purpose of the Liberal Studies program is to provide a solid multidisciplinary preparation in the Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Human Development, and the Arts. Because it is interdisciplinary, it is especially beneficial for future elementary school teachers who are required to teach all subjects. 

Students gain a broad, diverse, culturally sensitive perspective by integrating concepts, communicating effectively, thinking critically and creatively, problem solving, and making sound ethical decisions. This richly diversified education is one of the largest majors at Fresno State and provides a foundation for meeting a wide range of future goals.

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**Please note: Students interested in becoming a middle or high school teacher need to earn a degree in the major/subject you are interested in teaching not a liberal studies degree.

Need assistance in CSET Multiple Subjects test preparation?

Test prep books are on reserve in the Henry Madden Library for students with ID card. Visit Library Circulation Desk for more information or call 278-2551.

Additional CSET Preparation!

Fresno Unified has an online calendar for future CBEST, CSET, and RICA Prep classes. RSVP is required to attend so materials can be prepared. All classes are free to anyone.

Minor in Urban Civic Education

The Urban Civic Education Minor (15 units) prepares students to become change agents working to address community issues. This interdisciplinary minor is available to all students in any academic discipline and is an excellent complement for students pursuing careers in education, psychology, criminal justice, social services, international affairs, and community advocacy. Service-learning is emphasized throughout the program as a way to link Urban, Civic, & Education studies with community experiences to explore the structures, processes, and issues of diverse urban cultural communities and the impact these have on the communities’ children.

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