The Department of Liberal Studies at CSUSM is an interdisciplinary unit of faculty dedicated to student-centered teaching and internationally recognized for our involvement in community-based research across four continents. Our department offers four distinct programs as majors and minors (Liberal Studies, Geography, and Linguistics).
The Liberal Studies major prepares students interested in K-8 teaching. All students graduating with a major in Liberal Studies will automatically receive a CSET I-III waiver.
The Linguistics B.A. and Minor provide a strong foundation in core area of linguistics. The B.A. offers the opportunity to specialize in one three areas.
The Geography B.A. and Minor provide a broad preparation in geography and geographic information systems with an emphasis on systems thinking.