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50th Anniversary

Cal Poly's Liberal Studies Department is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The program emerged from a movement to create a more student-centered approach to education that emphasizes critical thinking.

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Cal Poly’s Liberal Studies Department creates the teachers of tomorrow. Our alumni are high-quality elementary school teachers with a distinctive edge in the arts, science, technology, and mathematics.

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Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers

Liberal Studies is Cal Poly's pre-professional Teacher Preparation Program leading to enrollment in a multiple subject credential program.

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Close Connections

From day one, students in the Liberal Studies Department form deep connections with faculty, staff and other students.

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The College of Science and Mathematics reaffirms its commitment to making anti-racism a priority.

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