B.A. On Campus

Liberal Studies - Liberal Arts

California State University East Bay

48 months
16499 USD/year
16499 USD/year
6995 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Liberal Studies - Liberal Arts program at California State University East Bay aims to provide a rich liberal art educational experience through selected courses from a wide range of academic disciplines, while at the same time allowing students to select a field for in-depth study of their own interest.


The broad-based, interdisciplinary nature of the Liberal Studies - Liberal Arts program at California State University East Bay provides a solid well-rounded undergraduate educational experience, integrating knowledge from arts and humanities, social science, and natural sciences, with analytical and communication skills well suited for many careers and professions.

The major consists of a common core and a choice from seven concentrations, designed to meet diverse student interests and needs not only for school teaching, but also for leadership in government, non-profit organizations, and business, and for graduate education in law, counseling, social work and services, public affairs and administration, and educational leadership. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  • demonstrate solid understanding of major contemporary global issues about individuals, society, and nature, by integrating interdisciplinary knowledge of humanity, social science, and natural science, with more in­ depth understanding of one specialized subject area or discipline;
  • apply methods of different disciplines to critically thinking about these issues;
  • communicate ideas clearly and persuasively in speech and writing;
  • work with others in teams collaboratively and productively, showing sensitivity and respect for others, and readiness to learn from others;
  • demonstrate commitment to promoting social justice, diversity, democratic values, and sustainable environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Indian Literature
  • African-American Literature Before 1945 
  • African-American Literature After 1945
  • American Women’s Literature
  • LGBT Literature and Queer Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early in the application period as possible.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants that have academic records from outside of the U.S. will be required to submit an unofficial English language translation, if the original language transcript is not in English.
  • Academic records (transcripts and degree certificates, if applicable) must be prepared in the native language and accompanied by complete, literal English translations prepared by the university’s authorized official, such as the Registrar, Rector, or Recorder.
  • If your studies were in the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum program, please submit your school transcripts for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16499 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16499 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    16499 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16499 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6995 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6995 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 USD /month
Living costs

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


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