Transfer to SFSU's Liberal Studies Program

Why Liberal Studies

“It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books.  The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.” - Einstein, 1921

After you graduate from the WADP, continue training your mind at San Francisco University as a Liberal Studies Major. A Baccalaureate degree in Liberal Studies leads to work as fields such teaching, government work, public service, and more.

Students completing the Working Adult Degree Program will meet all requirements to transfer to SFSU as a Liberal Studies major. Once there, you will take 10 core courses, many of which also meet upper division general education requirements. And you will choose a 12-unit area of emphasis from one of the following:

Area I: Communication, Language, and Literature (PDF)

Area II: Life Science, Physical Science, and Mathematics (PDF)

Area III: Behavioral and Social Sciences (PDF)

Area IV: Creative Arts and Humanities (PDF)

Integrated Studies (PDF)


Elementary Teacher Preparation Emphasis Pattern

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Because the Liberal Studies program at SFSU uses a large part of the upper division general education requirements to also meet degree requirements, students often chose to minor in additional areas of interest. (Those who do minors don’t have to do the 12-unit emphasis.) And, SFSU also offers many evening and online courses that help working adults reach their goals.

Check out the SFSU School of Humanities and Liberal Studies webpage for more details.  Or, email