Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies offers a wide variety of support services in order to advise and mentor new and continuing students towards graduation. Liberal Studies majors, Humanities minors and Sustainability minors can take advantage of the following services:
Academic Advisement (General Education and Major/Minor)
University Policy and Procedure Advisement
Credential Admission Preparation (ITEP)
Students interested in the Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation Major are required to first complete a virtual information session prior to scheduling a virtual advisement appointment with an advisor. To find the appropriate information session, select “New Students” at the top of this page.
If you have been advised and would like to schedule an appointment, please call our main office at (818) 677-3300. We will respond to your request as soon as possible during regular business hours, calls will be answered during the following hours 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.
If you are interested in becoming a Liberal Studies Major, you can self-enroll in the Liberal Studies Canvas page where you will find links to course plans, faqs, campus resources, professional development workshops, and information on applying to the credential program and student teaching: https://canvas.csun.edu/enroll/D9W36A.
Services We Offer
Students interested in declaring a Humanities minor may call the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies to schedule a virtual advisement appointment.
Students interested in declaring the Sustainability minor can email Dr. Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a virtual advisement appointment.
CSUN Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies Statement in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter
The faculty, advisors and staff of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies at CSUN grieve with the families of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland and countless others whose lives have been lost to structural police violence and systematic state terror. We stand in unwavering solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. As educators of future elementary school teachers, we know all too well the systemic and pernicious racial injustices of the school-to-prison pipeline and the specific plight of Black and Brown students in this country. We remain committed to promoting anti-racist pedagogies and to providing our CSUN students and thereby their K-6 students with the necessary tools to fight for more investment in public education and to produce a more equitable, compassionate, and just society.
CSUN Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies Statement in Solidarity with APIDA
The faculty, advisors and staff of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies grieve with the families of Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, and Paul Andre Michels. We stand in solidarity with Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islanders, and Desi American communities who have confronted, often silently, far too much racist and sexual violence along with xenophobia not just on March 16th, 2021, but from the very beginnings of our country. As a department that trains and prepares our diverse, largely female, students to become elementary school teachers, we work to clarify the intersectionality of gender, race and sexuality and to support curriculum that foregrounds these connections. We are especially aware of the power of racist rhetoric that has historically been used to justify state violence and fearmongering against Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islanders, and Desi American communities (APIDA). We strive to educate our future teachers to dismantle the pernicious structures of white supremacist misogyny in our society and in our educational institutions.
In community and solidarity,
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies at CSUN