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2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies (College of Marin) B.A.

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Sonoma State University offers an upper-division program at Napa Valley College and Solano Community College, Vallejo Center leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. The program offers a wide variety of courses from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Courses taught by SSU faculty are scheduled evenings, weekends, and online for the working student.

The major consists of 50 units of coursework in a variety of disciplines, organized into three broad areas.

For students beginning the program in Fall 2019, this is how the courses fit into the Core Areas:

  • Arts/Humanities: 15 units
  • Social Sciences: 15 units
  • Natural Sciences: 6 units
  • Culminating Portfolio: 4 units
  • Electives: 10 units

Up to 6 units of Internship can be included as Electives. Upper-division work at other colleges can be considered for electives in the Major.


Total units in the major: 50

Sample Four-Year Program

Liberal Studies Ukiah, B.A.

Junior Year: 25 Units

Fall Semester (12 Units)

  • Natural Science (3)
  • Behavioral Science (3)
  • Humanities (3)
  • Major Elective (3)
Spring Semester (13 Units)

  • Natural Science (3)
  • Humanities (3)
  • Behavioral Science (3)
  • Major Elective (4)

Senior Year: 25 Units

Fall Semester (13 Units)

Spring Semester (12 Units)

  • Behaviorial Science (3)
  • Humanities (3)
  • Humanities (3)

Total Units: 120

* Major coursework must include at least 9 units of upper division GE courses, taken from at least two different GE areas.

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