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Major in Liberal Studies
A general arts and sciences program, ideal for students interested in elementary school teaching and working with children, families, and communities.
The liberal arts major at Santa Clara University has long been known as the pre-teaching major, designed for undergraduates interested in a career in elementary school teaching or students seeking a broad background in the liberal arts and sciences. The Liberal Studies Program also offers a second emphasis in child studies. In the child studies emphasis, students gain much of the same educational background as the pre-teaching emphasis, and they will also be exposed to an array of social justice-oriented, community-based topics in advocacy and leadership. Child studies is ideal for those whose career aspirations include social work, mediation and family law, youth center management, child care, school counseling, speech therapy, political advocacy, and careers in the non-profit sector centered on children, youth, and families.
As a liberal studies major, you will learn to understand a constantly changing world. The curriculum encourages critical thinking, sensitivity to human values and ethical principles, and a respect for and appreciation of diverse cultures.
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