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Liberal Studies

Ukiah Resident Program

Department Office
Stevenson Hall 2078
707 664-2029
www.sonoma.edu/socsci/ukiah.html

Program Coordinator
Sandra Harrison Feldman
Stevenson Hall 2081
707 664-2437

Course Plan / Sample Four-Semester Plan for Liberal Studies (Ukiah) Majors

Program offered
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (Ukiah)
School of Social Sciences


Ukiah Resident Program

Sonoma State University offers an upper-division program in Ukiah leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis on American studies. The program is under review for the purpose of adding an international studies emphasis. The Ukiah liberal studies program offers a wide variety of courses from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences, while providing a flexible major through which students may also take courses in other areas of interest.

Courses are offered in Ukiah for resident credit to students who have completed or almost completed general education requirements, and who have been admitted to Sonoma State University.

Like more traditional liberal arts majors, the Ukiah liberal studies major is excellent preparation for students interested in a career in teaching, the legal profession, or business, as well as graduate work in the social sciences and the humanities.

The program has been rewritten and submitted to the California commission for teacher credential certification as a multiple subject teacher preparation program.

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Requirements for the Major (all upper division)

Humanities (American multicultural studies, anthropology, English, history, philosophy) 16
Behavioral sciences (economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, women's and gender studies) 16
Natural sciences (astronomy, biology, chemistry, environmental studies, geology, physics) 6
Electives (drawn from above disciplines or in consultation with advisor) 12
Total units in the major 50*

* Includes 9-unit upper-division GE requirement.

Liberal Studies Ukiah Admission Criteria

Courses are offered in Ukiah for resident credit to students who meet the following criteria:
1. Students must be residents of Mendocino County or Lake County.
2. Students must have completed 56 or more transferable units. (Sonoma State University accepts up to 70 transferable community college semester units of course credit.)
3. Students must have completed all 9 units required in General Education, Category A Communication and Critical Thinking.
4. Students must have completed both the science laboratory requirement and the mathematics requirement in General Education, Category B Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
5. Students must have been admitted to Sonoma State University and declared majors in liberal studies.

Application to the Program

Students should follow the application procedures described in the application section of this catalog, being sure to list the major as liberal studies Ukiah, and the major code as 49016. More information about the program may be obtained by calling the liberal studies Ukiah program office, 707 664-2029.

Sample Four-Semester Plan for Liberal Studies (Ukiah) Majors

This plan assumes the student:
1. has completed 66 transferable units, including all lower-division GE courses; and
2. is attending full time. Since fields, rather than courses, are required for the major, the plan shows how that student would complete course work in each of the required fields, as well as the elective units within the major.

Junior Year: 30 units

Fall Semester (15 units) Spring Semester (15 units)
Natural Science (3) Natural Science (3)
Humanities (3) Humanities (3)
Behavioral Science (3) Behavioral Science (3)
Humanities (3) Humanities (3)
Behavioral Science (3) Behavioral Science (3)

Senior Year: 24 units

Fall Semester (15 units) Spring Semester (9 units)
Behavioral Science (3) Major Elective (3)
Humanities (3) Major Elective (3)
Behavioral Science (3) Major Elective (3)
Humanities (3)  
Major Elective (3)  
Total semester units 120


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