Hutchins School Admissions

Are you a current SSU Student?

  • Hutchins is no longer an impacted major -- any SSU student can major in our programs!
  • Math 150 or 150B is recommended for GE area B4 if you will be an elementary teacher preparation major.
  • Complete change of major form with the Hutchins Department. 
  • Current SSU applicants can join Track I Interdisciplinary Studies or Track II Elementary Teacher Preparation Pre-Credential major concentrations at anytime. 
  • Contact the Hutchins Department if you are interested in the Track III Blended LIBS BA + Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program to find out if you have taken the appropriate coursework to be able to join this intensive, accelerated pathway.

Are you an incoming first-year student?

  • In CSU Apply, indicate on your Sonoma State application that you would like Liberal Studies -- General (for Track I and Track II majors), or Liberal Studies Hutchins - Blended Elem. Teacher Ed + Credentia​l (Track III).

Are you a transfer student? 

  • In CSU Apply, indicate on your Sonoma State application that you would like Liberal Studies -- General (for Track I and Track II majors), or Liberal Studies Hutchins - Blended Elem. Teacher Ed + Credentia​l (Track III).
  • Complete basic CSU transfer requirements: 60 CSU transferable units. Complete GE Area A1 Oral communication (Speech), GE Area A2 Written Communication (English Composition), A3 Critical Thinking and B4 Math completed with a C- or better.
  • Transfer students applying to the Track III Blended program must have completed an AAT-Elementary Education or 60 units of relevant teacher preparation coursework and maintain a 3.0 GPA for admission to the EDMS credential program during their first year at SSU. Track III Blended transfer cohorts start in their pathway in the fall semester.