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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Natural Sciences Concentration - Liberal Studies

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This is a concentration within the Bachelor of Arts program in Liberal Studies.  Please view the information for the Department of Liberal Studies  in conjunction with this concentration information.

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The Liberal Studies Natural Sciences Concentration is intended for students seeking Multiple Subject teaching credentials and Introductory Subject Matter Authorizations in Science.  The courses listed are consistent with the 32-unit requirements of the Introductory Subject Matter Authorization in Science granted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  Successful completion of the Liberal Studies major, the Natural Sciences Concentration, and six additional science units certifies a Stanislaus State Multiple Subject Credential holder to teach middle school science to students through grade nine.


(26 units, including 12 upper-division units)

1. Complete one course in each area a-f (may cross-count with Lower Division GE and Liberal Studies Subject Matter Requirements):

(14 units)

2. Complete one course in each science area:

(12 units)

a. Biology

(3 units minimum)

b. Chemistry

(3 units minimum)

c. Earth and Space Science

(3 units minimum)

d. Physics

(3 units minimum)

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