College of Education

Department of Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies Department is grateful for the benevolence of Ms. Christina Herzig, whose generous donations in loving memory of her mother, Karen Lynn Rezavy, have provided scholarship awards for 17 Liberal Studies graduates over the past 6 years, supporting them on their journey to becoming teachers.

Liberal Studies Department Degree Programs

Degree Minors

The mission of the Liberal Studies Department is

  • to provide instruction and opportunities that prepare students for future careers, for life-long learning, and for becoming well-educated individuals.
  • to lead the collaboration with other departments, programs, and institutions, on and off campus.
  • to provide a broad-based, interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum to students.
  • to develop action-oriented students who successfully advocate for multiculturalism, multicultural education, pluralism, diversity, and social and ecological justice.
  • to foster students' skills in ethical reflection and critical thinking and in considering the contexts of histories, families, cultures, and communities in their interactions and practice with children, adults, and institutions and ecological systems.

For general questions & more info about the programs

Liberal Studies:

Human Development and Family Science:

The Liberal Studies Department is located in Playa (Bldg. 2) where you will find our main office, and faculty offices.

Visit our Academic Advising site for more information and details on how to reach out to the Liberal Studies & Human Development and Family Science Advisor.