CLA Advising

The Value of the Liberal Arts

Get ready to embark on an educational journey that will prepare you for long-term career success. In the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), our courses are geared toward graduating students in a timely fashion with focus on real-world knowledge and application of skills such as:

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Teamwork
  • Technological Literacy

With these essential skills, a Liberal Arts degree can give you the flexibility to pursue a career in a variety of fields and specialties. In CLA, you don’t just earn a degree, you create the foundation for a successful future.

Prospective Students

ATLAS only sees currently enrolled students due to personnel and fiscal restraints. Here are some useful links to help prospective students find information regarding admissions and transferring to CSULB.

Prospective Freshmen Students

Prospective Transfer Students

Need Help from an Advisor?

Attention CLA Freshmen!

ATLAS advises all Liberal Arts freshmen. You will connect with your department advisor beginning your second year.

Majors We Advise

We also advise new transfers and continuing students in these majors:

  • American Sign Language & Deaf Cultures
  • American Studies
  • Chicano Latino Studies
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies

ALL other Liberal Arts Majors will be advised by their department faculty advisor.

Please click on the link below that applies to you and an advisor will respond via your CSULB email.

Class Schedule Assistance
(Current CSULB Students)
  • Submit your Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 schedule plan and questions for an advisor on this form.
  • Not a current student? Please submit your inquiries on this form.
Request a CLA Major or Minor

Declaring a Major

  • Complete this form to declare a CLA Major.
  • For CLA Major Checklists, click here.

Requesting to Add a Minor


You must complete your first term at CSULB with a 2.5 GPA prior to requesting a minor.

  • Complete this form to request a CLA Minor.
  • For CLA Minor Checklists, click here.
Frequently Used Forms & Resources

Checklists for CLA Majors, Minors, & Certificates

Click here to see major, minor, and certificate course requirements.

Major Department Advisors

Major Department Advisors are available online. Find your advisor’s contact information here.

Study Abroad Questions

Whether you are returning from studying abroad or planning a trip, please contact the Study Abroad Office.

CLA Internships & Career Advising

Schedule a Zoom appointment via your Single Sign On Account.

Psychology Course Credit Requests

Email the completed form and syllabus to

Withdrawals and Petitions