Liberal Studies Program

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Getting Advisement

General Procedures on Making an Appointment:

Academic advisement is available by appointment Monday through Friday, including later hours on Wednesday evenings. Students may meet with any Liberal Studies advisor. Appointments are made on a first-to-arrive basis. Please plan your appointment well in advance and call us if you need to cancel. According to the Option or Program you intend to follow, please read the appropriate advisement procedures below.

Late Policy: Since advisement appointments are scheduled for 20 minute increments, we ask that you please arrive before your appointment start time. Those who are 10 minutes late will be asked to reschedule.

Pre-Credential Option, ITEP-Junior Option, and Interdisciplinary Studies Option

Pre-Credential, ITEP-Junior, and Interdisciplinary Studies Option:

  • The process of advisement for these options begins with required completion of a Liberal Studies Workshop. Workshops are open to everyone, but an evaluation and advisement appointment are available only to those students who have applied to CSUN and declared/will declare Liberal Studies as their major. NOTE - A Liberal Studies workshop is required because the detailed information about the program cannot be covered in a single advisement appointment.
  • Pre-Credential/ITEP-Junior Option or Interdisciplinary Studies Option students must complete one of the following online student workshops.
  • After completing a Workshop, students who have applied to CSUN will receive an evaluation of their courses.
  • After receiving a Liberal Studies evaluation (10 to 15 business days), a student may then make an individual advisement appointment.
  • It is strongly recommended that students seek academic advisement at least once per academic year.
  • For students on Academic Probation, advisement is required to clear registration holds and to discuss a plan to guide the student back to good academic standing. Subsequent appointments are suggested to monitor the student's academic progress.

First-Time Freshman

First-Time Freshman:

  • First semester and second semester Freshman at CSUN who are declared Liberal Studies will be advised by the College of Humanities, Student Services Center/EOP advisement office. Those wanting to change their major or declare Liberal Studies during their first two semesters should seek advisement in the College of Humanities, Student Services Center/EOP advisement office. You may schedule an appointment with them in person by visiting Jerome Richfield Hall, room 240, or by calling (818) 677-4784.
  • In the middle of the second semester, students will be directed to transition from the College of Humanities, Student Services Center/EOP advisement office to the Liberal Studies Program. Before scheduling an advisement appointment with Liberal Studies, students must complete one of the online student workshops.

Humanities Minor, Russian Minor, and Sustainability Minor

Humanities, Russian, and Sustainability Minor:

Students interested in pursuing one of these minors are not required to complete an online workshop.  To schedule an appointment, please call the Liberal Studies Program at (818) 677-3300. When scheduling an appointment, please identify yourself as a student interested in a declaring a minor. 

Career Ladder

Career Ladder:

Career Ladder participants are immediately eligible for advisement with out having to complete an online student workshop (although it is highly recommended). Career Ladder students must call the Liberal Studies office at (818) 677-3300 and identify themselves as "Career Ladder" and provide their LAUSD Employee I.D. number in order to schedule an advisement appointment.