The Liberal Studies major gives students a well-rounded education that enables graduates to better understand human behavior and the world in which they live.
Our interdisciplinary degree program provides students with a broad, diverse liberal arts curriculum encompassing major areas of knowledge facilitating
comprehension of the human condition as well as one's own personal growth.
Three tracks set students up for academic and lifelong success:
General Liberal Studies: Designed for our life-seeking students inspired by a well-rounded, liberal arts education
California Multi-subject (Elementary) Credential Preparation: Excellent
preparation for post-graduate studies in humanities and a comprehensive
education beyond our standard majors.
Elementary education: Our liberal studies major provides basic
preparation for the elementary education credential program. Note that,
unlike other states, the state of California recommends that students complete a liberal studies major before starting a
post-baccalaureate credential program.
Many of AJU College’s Liberal Studies graduates hold positions as teachers in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond.
Please contact the department chair with any questions.DEPARTMENT CHAIR & ADVISOR
Sue Kapitanoff, Ph.D.
Phone // 310.476.9777 x295
Email // email@example.comDr. Kapitanoff's Bio:
UCLA, B.A. (Psychology), 1980
CSU Northridge, M.A. (Social Psychology), 1984
UC Irvine, Ph.D. (Health Psychology), 1992
Sue Kapitanoff, Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and has been a lecturer in psychology at AJU since 1992.
Dr. Kapitanoff has worked closely with students on the Prejudice
Awareness Summit, an event originated by Jewish Women’s International, for the past 13 years. The
Summit brings to the campus hundreds of Los Angeles Unified School
District middle school students for a daylong session on fostering
tolerance among youth of various ethnic backgrounds.
Dr. Kapitanoff created the curriculum for the Sid B. Levine Service
Learning Program, a four-year undergraduate requirement that instills in
students the importance of giving back to the community through
coursework as well as hands-on field projects.
She also serves on the board of the Valley Women’s Center, an outpatient alcohol and drug program.