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    California State University, Stanislaus
  Feb 18, 2018
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Academic Affairs

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Academic Programs


The University offers more than 189 majors, minors, concentrations and teaching credentials, 23 master's degree programs and six graduate certificate programs as well as an Executive MBA and a doctoral degree program in educational leadership. Students are encouraged to take courses to give them a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences in their first two years so they can make an informed choice of specialization. Undergraduate and graduate programs can be found here .

Stanislaus State Stockton Center

California State University, Stanislaus-Stockton Center is a proponent of higher education's role in improving the economic, social, and cultural life of San Joaquin County.

Located within University Park at 612 East Magnolia Street in Stockton, California, the Stanislaus State-Stockton Center is an off-campus site of California State University, Stanislaus. The Stockton Center offers upper-division and graduate courses at flexible hours that earn full academic credit and lead to selected baccalaureate, master's and credentials. It has computer lab facilities, a library access center, a student lounge, study areas, and several beautifully landscaped courtyards for informal student and faculty gatherings. The Stockton Center provides selected student services including advising services, admissions and financial aid information, cashiering, and WPST testing. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please call (209) 664-4400 or visit the Website at

Working with other institutions, the Stanislaus State-Stockton Center offers collaborative initiatives and programs to benefit the community. It provides an opportunity to create a unique environment for learning and to form strategic partnerships with various businesses, organizations, and institutions in the Stockton area and beyond.

Academic courses currently offered at the Stanislaus State-Stockton Center that lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree include:

  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice (Cohort-based degree completion program through University Extended Education)
  • History
  • Psychology (Concentration in Developmental Psychology)
  • Social Sciences (Cohort-based degree completion program through University Extended Education)
  • Liberal Studies concentrations in Communication Studies and History, Elementary Teaching Content Preparation

Academic courses currently offered at the Stanislaus State-Stockton Center that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree include:

  • Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Cohort-based degree completion program through University Extended Education) 
  • Business Administration (Concentrations in Accounting and General Business) (Coursework on the Turlock campus is required)
  • Health Science (Cohort-based degree completion program through University Extended Education)

Academic courses currently offered at the Stanislaus State-Stockton Center that lead to a Master's degree include:

  • Public Administration (MPA)

Teacher credential program offered at Stanislaus State-Stockton Center: 

  • Multiple Subject Teacher Credential Program

Business Administration

The College of Business Administration also offers undergraduate and graduate courses toward the B.S. in Computer Information Systems.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course offerings in Stockton. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis.  Additionally, some may have to be taken at the Turlock campus.Coursework on the Turlock campus may be required.


Degree programs offered at the Stanislaus State-Stockton Center are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and are an integral part of the program of Stanislaus State. In addition, the following programs, offered at the Stockton Center, are accredited by their specialty organizations:

  • College of Business Administration - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Nursing - California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Public Administration - the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Teacher Education - California Commission on Teacher Education and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


The highly accessible faculty is renowned for teaching, research, and service. Over 80 percent of full time faculty are tenured or on tenure track. Approximately 85 percent of full-time faculty hold a doctorate or other terminal degree. As of fall 2015, there were a total of 549 instructional faculty.

Outstanding Professor: Dr. Molly Crumpton Winter

Winter, professor of english, was heralded by many current and former students for her excellence and dedication. She spends many hours outside the classroom with her students - encouraging them and helping them to succeed. One student described her as giving firm, constructive guidance and instruction, but also presenting a personal, nurturing approachable demeanor.

Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Professor: David Olivant

Olivant, professor of art, has established himself in the artistic community with an international following. He was educated at two of the most prestigious art schools in England. His undergraduate studies were at Falmouth School of Art and his master's was earned at the Royal College of Art in London, where he studied painting. He has been a full-time instructor at Stanislaus State for 18 years.

Outstanding Community Service Professor: Tim Helfer, J.D.

Helfer, lecturer of criminal justice, has a passion for helping children at risk, as well as college students and faculty. Letters received from colleagues, students and community members consistently stressed profound respect for his work. He has lectured at Stanislaus State Since 1999 while conducting research in juvenile law, criminal law and constitutional law.

Outstanding Service in Faculty Governance Award: Dr. Cathlin Davis

Davis, professor of liberal studies, has a distinguished record of active participation in faculty governance, and an extensive summary of governance activities, selected projects and initiatives. She has served on the Faculty Affairs Committee (Chair Elect), Technology Learning Subcommittee for UEPC, the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Policy Committee (Chair), University Institutional Review Board (Chair 2008-11), Faculty Budget Advisory Committee (2008-11) and University Writing Committee of UEPC. She is about to embark on a campus-wide examination of the roles of directors and program coordinators for FAC. In addition to her University commitments, she has found the time to join the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity.

Elizabeth Anne B. Papageorge Faculty Development Award: Dr. Daniel Soodjinda

Soodjinda, professor of liberal studies, is a very successful scholar, researcher and grant recipient. He demonstrates a thoughtful commitment and connection to students through outstanding teaching as well as noteworthy scholarship and service on campus and in the local community. He strives to allow students to discover their own strengths and weaknesses through a process of self-discovery and reflection.

Vasché Library

The mission of the University's Vasché Library is to provide access to information resources and services that facilitate teaching, learning, and research, and to provide an environment that encourages and enables those in our diverse community to expand their intellectual, cultural, and artistic horizons. The collections of the University Library include more than 370,000 volumes, 841 print journal subscriptions, access to 141 electronic databases, and a growing number of electronic journals, video recordings, and compact discs. There are also more than 7,000 e-books from which to choose. Approximately 5,000 books are acquired each year. Since 1965, the library has been a partial depository of federal, state, and local documents. Other special collections include the University archive, with documents on local and University history, and the juvenile collection, which has more than 6,000 volumes of award-winning and notable titles in children's literature.

University Extended Education

University Extended Education (UEE) serves the Central Valley community through non-traditional University degrees, certificate programs, specialized training and services all designed to meet our communities' educational, workforce, and professional development needs. UEE provides inviting, engaging, and transformative lifelong learning experiences that promote educational success and strengthen the personal and professional growth of its students.

Whether you're a student, alumni, business owner, school administrator, teacher, working professional or someone wanting to change your career, UEE has a program to help you succeed.

UEE programs provide:

  • Accredited degrees, certificates and individual classes
  • Classes for degree programs taught by exisiting Stanislaus State faculty
  • Classes in Turlock, Stockton and online
  • Flexible class schedules for working professionals

For additional information on UEE's mission or programs, call (209) 667-3111 or stop by the office in the Mary Stuart Rogers Building, Suite 240. You may also visit the website at

Master's Degrees: Special Session Master's Degree Programs currently offered at Stanislaus State in partnership with selected colleges include the Executive MBA (EMBA) through the College of Business Administration, the Online Master of Business Administration (OMBA) through the College of Business Adminstration, the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling (MSGC) through the College of Science and the Master of Social Work Hybrid (MSW Hybrid) through the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work.

Bachelor's Degree Completion: Special Session Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs currently offered at the Stanislaus State Stockton Center in partnership with the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Degree Completion Program (CJ) and the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences Degree Completion Program (BASS). In partnership with the College of Science, Extended Education also offers an Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ASBSN) and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science Degree Completion Program (BSHS) at the Stanislaus State Stockton Center. Additionally, an online RN-BSN program is scheduled to start in fall 2016.

Summer Session: UEE offers a full range of university courses during Summer Session. These classes are open to everyone - current and returning Stanislaus State Students, students of other colleges and universities, high school students, adult learners and members of the community. Classes include general education courses, remedial courses, and high-demand courses in majors. These courses are offered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, hybrid and online.

Winter Intersession: UEE offers university courses during a three-week intersession in January. Classes include general education courses and electives in majors. These courses are provided face-to-face, hybrid and online.

Open University: This UEE program opens the doors to university classes for students who are not formally admitted and enrolled in the University. The Open University program serves many purposes: an invitation to try out the University, a resource for those who need a class for personal or professional development, or a second chance for low-GPA students. Students may only enroll on a space-available basis and with the permission of the instructor in any regularly-scheduled course offered by the University. Since enrollment is permitted on a space-available basis, enrollment approval is given on the first day of instruction. If a student wishes to have credit applied toward a degree, a maximum of 24 units is allowable for a baccalaureate degree.

Certificate Programs: UEE provides an array of online certificate programs for professional development in subjects like business, software development, healthcare, design and more. These programs award students continuing education units and certificates upon successful completion.

Teacher Education: For current teachers, UEE offers classes that award the extension credits needed for professional development. These online computer-based instruction courses offer instruction in timely topics by leaders in the teaching industry.

Contract Courses: Organizations planning continuing education courses using their own instructors may contract with UEE to offer extension credit for approved off-campus courses.