Degree Programs

The Ukiah Program offers an upper-division degree completion program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Liberal Studies-Ukiah does not currently offer a minor or post-baccalaureate degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Think critically 
  2. Master oral presentation techniques 
  3. Master written analysis 
  4. Generate and document a well-reasoned argument 
  5. Write college essays across disciplines 
  6. Apply theories to contemporary issues 
  7. Enhance one’s awareness across cultures

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Writing Competency

Sonoma State University requires that students display writing competency either by 1) passing the Written English Proficiency Test (WEPT) or 2) passing a Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC) Course with a C or better.

General Education

In addition to completing the 48-unit lower division GE pattern (which you may have completed before beginning the Liberal Studies major), students are required to complete of 9 units of upper division General Education coursework across two different GE areas.  See the Transfer GE Pattern for a list of GE courses, many of which are offered through the Liberal Studies major.

Major Curriculum (Effective Fall 2019)

The major consists 50 upper division units plus up to 70 units of transfer credit (for a total of 120 units for the B.A.). Here is a list of courses that meet each of the requirements below. If there is a course not on this list that you would like to substitute, please contact Rachel Donham for further support.

*Students must earn a C- in all courses applied to the Liberal Studies major*

Core (4 units; required of all majors)

  • SSCI 300: Introduction to Portfolio Development (1 unit)
  • SSCI 400: Portfolio Evaluation (3 units)

Arts & Humanties (15 units)

Upper division coursework in: Art; Art History; American Multicultural Studies; Chicano & Latino Studies; English; Native American Studies; Philosphy

Behavioral/Social Sciences (15 units)

Upper division coursework in: Anthropology; Geography, Environment & Planning; Gerontology; History; Human Development; Linguistics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Women's & Gender Studies

Physical Sciences (6 units)

Upper division coursework in: Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Geology; Physics

Electives (10 units)

Upper division coursework taken from disciplines in the other required areas, as well as courses in Education or other disciplines in consultation with the program advisor.