Important Information Regarding the Liberal Studies Program

Advising Update 6/11/24

Advising during summer 2024 is limited. Please visit the advising schedule webpage to learn more about advising office hours and for information on how to schedule an appointment.

View the Advising Schedule

LIBS Advising Information

Liberal Studies does not require students to see an advisor before registering for courses each semester. We provide you with written information that should allow you to make decisions regarding class choices. However, when you have questions, advisors are available throughout the semester.

We use an open advising system; you can see any advisor who is available at a time convenient for you. Advising hours are posted outside the LIBS office and on our website. We recommend that you not wait until the day before your registration appointment, as many other students will be coming for advising at the same time, and lines can get long.

As a reference, view the PowerPoint presentation from New Student Orientation.

Declaring Your Concentration

A concentration is required as part of the Liberal Studies major. See your MAP for approved concentrations. Ideally, you should take one or two concentration courses each semester, starting when you reach 50 units. You should see a concentration advisor to get information on recommended course sequences.

To declare your concentration: Go into My CSUStan, and click on Stan Planner. The first page that opens will ask you to choose a concentration from the list. Select your concentration from the list, then click OK. If this process does not work, there is a paper form you can access from Enrollment Services Forms & Publications

Applying for Graduation

Apply for graduation before or at the beginning of your next to last semester. (example: If you were planning to be done in Spring 2022, you would apply at the end of the Spring 2021 semester.)

Steps to application process:

  1. Student pays for and turns in application on the Enrollment Services website.
  2. Enrollment Services processes form and mails it to student (6-8 weeks).
  3. Student brings form to LIBS office, is given concentration form.
  4. Student meets with concentration advisor, then returns to LIBS to make appointment with LIBS department chair.
  5. Student meets with LIBS chair.
  6. Student takes form to Academic Success Center, MSR 210.

Senior Seminar

LIBS 3200: Foundations of Education is a pre-requisite for LIBS 4960: Senior Seminar. It is also expected that all subject matter classes are done or in process by the semester in which you are taking LIBS 4960. Thus, LIBS 4960 is designed to be taken in your final semester.

Updated: June 11, 2024