Liberal Studies Homepage photo depicting the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building

Welcome to the Liberal Studies Department!

If you are on this page it is probably because you are seeking the best preparation for being a K-8 teacher, or because you are interested in our innovative, cutting-edge program in Border Studies.

We encourage you to explore our website and come meet our faculty. We are always happy to talk to students and discuss courses, programs, and career options.


Upcoming events

Workshop on Pathways to Teaching Careers

Friday, Oct. 23, 10:00am--12:00pm
Kellogg 1111 (first floor of Library)
Which major should you pursue if you want to become a teacher? Find out about all of CSUSM's credential options.
Includes lunch and parking. RSVP by Oct. 19 at


Recent events

Prof. Greig Guthey featured in San Diego Magazine: The Garden is His Classroom. Congratulations!

Greig Guthey and garden

Prof. Vivienne Bennett's most recent co-edited book, Enduring Reform: Progressive Activism and Private Sector Responses in Latin America's Democracies has just been published (2015, University of Pittsburgh Press). Congratulations!

Enduring Reform book cover