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Liberal Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1156 (BCR) Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Liberal Studies Program offered by California State University Northridge is a broad undergraduate liberal arts major leading to the B.A. degree. It is an interdisciplinary major with a balance of studies in the language arts, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, visual arts and performing arts.

Overview

The Liberal Studies Program at California State University Northridge is an interdisciplinary major that offers a degree program under the College of Humanities leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. The Liberal Studies major is designed to provide a broad undergraduate liberal arts education with a balance among the language arts, natural sciences and mathematics, visual and performing arts, humanities and social sciences.

Careers

The Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation option programs are designed for students interested in teaching children in grades K-6 or special education students in grades K-12. Traditionally, elementary school teachers function in self-contained classrooms and teach a variety of subjects. The Liberal Studies major provides students with a broad undergraduate education to prepare them to teach “multiple subjects.”

The Interdisciplinary Studies option is designed for students interested in a broad liberal arts education. Students take courses in the language arts, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. As part of this option, students are required to complete a specialization track. The Interdisciplinary Studies option leads to a variety of career options. Students may pursue graduate education in fields such as law, public administration, social services, the arts and urban planning.

Liberal Studies students are eligible for most jobs that require a college degree. A Liberal Studies degree signifies to others that the student is a capable, well-rounded individual, who can accomplish complex tasks and communicate well with others. The CSUN Career Center is available to explore many career options.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National Students: 30 November for fall admission

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Chicana/o and the Arts
  • Cultural Eras in Humanities I
  • (How) Language Matters
  • Introduction to Philosophical Thought
  • Modern Philosophy
  • World Religions

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the “International Online Application”
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
  • All  secondary-school records 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18852 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18852 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6792 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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If you are not a resident of California, add $396 per unit.

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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