Learning Alliance

Going Strong for over 30 Years!

As the premier learning community in the College of Liberal Arts, the Learning Alliance has helped students jump-start their experience at CSULB for more than three decades.

All CLA first-time freshmen participate in the Learning Alliance by enrolling in a set of 2-3 pre-packaged learning community courses during their first semester. All learning community courses fulfill graduation requirements and are reserved specifically for our freshmen!

As part of their learning community, students have the option to enroll in our freshman success seminar: C/LA 195, a one-unit, five-week course. Based on best-practice research, C/LA 195 offers students a smooth transition to campus life, tips for academic success, and valuable information on what they can do with a major and/or in the Liberal Arts.

Watch the video below to learn more about C/LA 195:

The Benefits

  • Meet peers with common goals
  • Increase opportunities for academic and personal success
  • Build friendships and study groups while learning together
  • Students that enroll in our communities typically have higher grades and GPAs
  • Connect with ATLAS advisors

In addition to participating in their academic learning community, participants will receive academic advising offered by the College’s ATLAS Network/College of Liberal Arts Advising Center.

Peer Mentor studentsStudents in Learning Alliance