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College of Liberal Arts Information

College of Liberal Arts

CSULB students walk on campus

Degree Programs Offered

Bachelor of Arts:

Anthropology, American Studies, Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Business Economics, Chicano and Latino Studies, Chinese Studies, Classics, Comparative World Literature, Economics, English, Environmental Science and Policy, Geography, French, French Studies, German, History, Human Development, International Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Communication Studies, and Women’s Studies.

Master of Arts:

Anthropology, Asian Studies, Communication Studies Economics, English, French, Geography, German, Global Logistics, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish

Master of Fine Arts in English

Master of Science in Psychology

Certificate Programs:

Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, Japanese, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies in the Liberal Arts, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Russian-East European Studies, Teaching English as a Second Language, Technical and Professional Writing, and Urban Studies

Minor Programs:

Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, Business Economics, Chicano and Latino Studies, Comparative World Literature, Classical Studies, Communication Studies, English (Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, Creative Writing, or Special Emphasis), Economics, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, International Economics, Italian, Jewish Studies, Latin, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, and Women’s Studies.

Language Courses:

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Cambodian (Khmer), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.

Special Facilities

The College operates special facilities including archaeology, geography, language, psychology, writing, and general computer laboratories.

Student Activities

Most of the departments in the College of Liberal Arts have either a student association or honor organization which provides students with a program of activities. Students should contact the department of their major to inquire about the kinds of organizations available to them or contact the College Coordinator for Student Life and Development, Zion Redic (985-5814).

The College and Associated Students promote the College Student Council with its representation from each department acting as liaison between the College administration, faculty, and members of the College’s student body. The Student Council provides a forum for the development of student leadership skills.


The College of Liberal Arts offers internships with on- and off-campus cooperating organizations designed to provide students with practice in the field under supervision. Many individual departments also offer discipline-based internships for advanced students.

Credential Programs

Single subject credential programs are offered in English, French, German, Latin, Spanish, Japanese, and Social Science. Students who plan to teach these subjects in the secondary schools are strongly advised to consult the Credential Advisor in the appropriate program as early as possible in their studies, so that they fulfill subject matter preparation requirements while completing an undergraduate major.