TThe college offers a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies through the Liberal Studies Department. The Liberal Studies major is a cross-disciplinary liberal arts program of study that meets both the General Education and major requirements of the university. This major prepares students in the broad content necessary for successful elementary school teaching. Liberal Studies students often begin taking credential program courses in the junior or senior year, and complete the credential program in the first year after graduating. The Integrated Teacher Preparation Program (ITEP) is a Liberal Studies pathway that combines a broad liberal arts course of study with teacher preparation courses. ITEP students graduate with both a BA degree and a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Through a new UDCP pathway ITEP students may now earn both their MS and ES teaching credentials with their BA degree. For more information, refer to the Liberal Studies Department section of this catalog.