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  Aug 17, 2017
 
 
    
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog

The California State University


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The California State University

Welcome to the California State University (CSU) - the world's largest comprehensive higher education system in the nation with 23 unique campuses serving more than 474,000 students with 49,000 employees statewide. Each year, the university awards more than 100,000 degrees. CSU graduates now total more than 3 million strong, and are serving as leaders in the industries that drive California's economy, including business, agriculture, entertainment, engineering, teaching, hospitality and healthcare. Learn more at www.calstate.edu.

 

More than 50-year tradition of excellence

Since 1961, the CSU has provided an affordable, accessible, and high-quality education to 3 million graduates around the state of California. While each campus is unique based on its curricular specialties, location and campus culture, every CSU is distinguished for the quality of its educational programs. All campuses are fully accredited, provide a high-quality broad liberal educational program and offer opportunities for students to engage in campus life through the Associated Students, Inc., clubs and service learning. Through leading-edge programs, superior teaching and extensive workforce training opportunities, CSU students graduate with the critical thinking skills, industry knowledge and hands-on experience necessary for employment and career advancement.


Facts

  • CSU faculty attract nearly nearly $570 million annually in research and education grants, and contracts by federal, state and regional agencies.
  • Today, one of every 20 Americans with a college degree is a CSU graduate.
  • One in every 10 employees in California is a CSU alumnus.
  • The CSU awards 43 percent of the bachelor's degrees earned in California.
  • Almost half of all the nurses in the state earn their degrees from the CSU.
  • The CSU awards 95 percent of the hospitality/tourism degrees in the state.
  • Nearly half of all of the state's engineers earn their degrees from the CSU.
  • The CSU is the leading provider of teacher preparation programs in the state.
  • The CSU offers more than 115 fully online and 96 hybrid degree programs and concentrations.
  • The CSU offers 3,253 online courses to provide more educational options to students who may prefer an online format to a traditional classroom setting.
  • The CSU's growing online concurrent enrollment program gives students the ability to enroll in courses offered by other campuses in the CSU system.
  • Over the past four years, the CSU has issued nearly 50,000 professional development certificates in education, health services, business and technology, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, international trade and many other industries.
  • Nearly half of the CSU's 474,000 students are engaged in some type of community service, totaling 32 million hours of service annually.
  • More than 13,000 students participate in STEM (science, technology engineering and mathematics) service-learning courses.
  • For every $1 that the state invests in the CSU, the University generates $5.43 for California's Economy.


Governance

The Board of Trustees, most of who are appointed by the governor and serve with faculty and student representatives, govern the system. The CSU Chancellor is the chief executive officer, reporting to the Board. The campus presidents serve as the campus-level chief executive officers. The Trustees, Chancellor and Presidents develop systemwide educational policy. The Presidents, in consultation with the Academic Senate and other campus stakeholder groups, render and implement local policy decisions.


CSU Historical Milestones

The Donahoe Higher Education Act established the individual California State Colleges as a system with a Board of Trustees and a Chancellor in 1960. In 1972, the system was designated as the California State University and Colleges, and in 1982 the system became the California State University. Today, the CSU is comprised of 23 campuses, including comprehensive and polytechnic universities and, since July 1995, the California Maritime Academy, a specialized campus.

 

The oldest campus-San José State University-was founded in 1857 and became the first institution of public higher education in California. The newest-CSU Channel Islands-opened in fall 2002, with freshmen arriving in fall 2003.

 

In 1963, the State Academic Senate was established to act as the official voice of CSU faculty in systemwide matters. Also, the California State College Student Presidents Association-which was later renamed the California State Students Association-was founded to represent each campus student association on issues affecting students.

 

Through its many decades of existence, the CSU has continued to adapt to address societal changes, student needs and workforce trends. While the CSU's core mission has always focused on providing high-quality, affordable bachelor's and master's degree programs, over time the University has added a wide range of services and programs to support student success - from adding health centers and special programs for veterans to building student residential facilities to provide a comprehensive educational experience.

 

To improve degree completion and accommodate students working full- or part-time, the educational paradigm expanded to give students the ability to complete upper-division and graduate requirements through part-time, late afternoon, and evening study. The University also expanded its programs to include a variety of teaching and school service credential programs, specially designed for working professionals.

 

The CSU marked another significant educational milestone when it broadened its degree offerings to include doctoral degrees. The CSU independently offers educational doctorate (Ed.D.), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs. A limited number of other doctoral degrees are offered jointly with the University of California and private institutions in California.

 

In an effort to accommodate community college transfer students, the CSU, in concert with the California Community Colleges, launched the Associate Degree for Transfer, which guarantees admission to the CSU with junior status for transfer students who earn the AA-T or AS-T degrees.

 

Always adapting to changes in technology and societal trends to support student learning and degree completion, the CSU initiated another milestone in 2013, when it launched CalState Online, a systemwide collection of services that support the delivery of fully online programs from campuses.  Now, full-time students also have access to fully online courses offered at other CSU campuses.

 

By providing an accessible, hands-on education that prepares graduates for career success, the CSU has created a network of alumni that is so extensive and renowned that it spans across the globe. In 2014-15, the CSU celebrated The Class of 3 Million, the year-round campaign celebrating the 3 million alumni from all of CSU's campuses, including the Class of 2015.

 

The CSU strives to continually develop innovative programs, services and opportunities that will give students the tools they need to meet their full potential. With 23 campuses, 474,000 students and 49,000 faculty and staff, the CSU is committed to providing a quality higher education that prepares students to become leaders in the changing workforce.

 

Trustees of the California State University

 
Ex Officio Trustees  
   
The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.  
Governor of California  
   
The Honorable Gavin Newsom  
Lieutenant Governor of California  
   
The Honorable Anthony Rendon  
Speaker of the Assembly  
   
The Honorable Tom Torlakson  
State Superintendent of Public Instruction  
   
Dr. Timothy P. White  
Chancellor of The California State University  

Officers of the Trustees

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.  
President  
   
Rebecca D. Eisen  
Chair  
   
Framroze Virjee  
Secretary  
   
Steve Relyea  
Treasurer  
   

Appointed Trustees

Appointments are for a term of eight years, except student, alumni, and faculty trustees whose terms are for two years. Terms expire in the year in parentheses. Names are listed alphabetically.

Silas Abrego (2021) Lillian Kimbell (2024)
Jane W. Carney (2022) Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana (2017)
Adam Day (2023) Hugo N. Morales (2020)
Rebecca D. Eisen (2018) John Nilon (2018)
Douglas Faigin (2017) J. Lawrence Norton (2019)
Debra S. Farar (2022) Jorge Reyes Salinas (2018)
Jean P. Firstenberg (2018) Lateefah Simon (2019)
  Steven Stepanek (2017)
  Peter J. Taylor (2021)
  Maggie White (2017)
   
   

Correspondence with Trustees should be sent to:
c/o Trustees Secretariat
The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802-4210

 

Office of the Chancellor

The California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802-4210
(562) 951-4000

 

Dr. Timothy P. White Chancellor - CSU System
Mr. Steve Relyea Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Loren J. Blanchard

Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs
Mr. Framroze Virjee Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
Mr. Garrett P. Ashley Vice Chancellor, University Relations and Advancement
Mr. Andrew Jones Interim Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Mr. Larry Mandel Vice Chancellor and Chief University Auditor

 

Campuses

 

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Dr. Horace Mitchell, President
(661)654-2782
www.csub.edu


California State University, Channel Islands
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
Dr. Erika D. Beck, President
(805) 437-8400
www.csuci.edu

California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929
Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson, President
(530) 898-4636
www.csuchico.edu


California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Dr. Willie Hagan, President
(310) 243-3696
www.csudh.edu


California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
Dr. Leroy M. Morishita, President
(510) 885-3000
www.csueastbay.edu


California State University, Fresno
5241 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740
Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President
(559) 278-4240
www.csufresno.edu


California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92834-9480
Dr. Mildred Garcia, President
(657) 278-2011
www.fullerton.edu


Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Dr. Lisa Rossbacher, President
(707) 826-3011
www.humboldt.edu


California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
Dr. Jane Close Conoley, President
(562) 985-4111
www.csulb.edu

California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Dr. William A. Covino, President
(323) 343-3000
www.calstatela.edu


California Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590
Rear Admiral Thomas A. Cropper, President
(707) 654-1000
www.csum.edu


California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Dr. Eduardo M. Ochoa, President
(831) 582-3000
www.csumb.edu


California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, President
(818) 677-1200
www.csun.edu


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Dr. Soraya M. Coley, President
(909) 869-7659
www.csupomona.edu


California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Dr. Robert S. Nelsen, President
(916) 278-6011
www.csus.edu


California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2318
Dr. Tomás D. Morales, President
(909) 537-5000
www.csusb.edu

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Dr. Elliot Hirshman, President
(619) 594-5000
www.sdsu.edu


San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Dr. Leslie E. Wong, President
(415) 338-1111
www.sfsu.edu


San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Dr. Mary A. Papazian, President
(408) 924-1000
www.sjsu.edu


California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo
One Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Dr. Jeffrey D. Armstrong, President
(805) 756-1111
www.calpoly.edu


California State University, San Marcos
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Dr. Karen S. Haynes, President
(760) 750-4000
www.csusm.edu


Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Dr. Judy K. Sakaki, President
(707) 664-2880
www.sonoma.edu


California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
Dr. Ellen N. Junn, President
(209) 667-3122
www.csustan.edu

Click here for a map of all CSU campuses 

The California State University International Programs

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University. Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Programs (CSU IP) has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year. More than 20,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option.

International Programs participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or study center abroad. CSU IP serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with more than 50 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, CSU IP also offers a wide selection of study abroad destinations and learning environments.

Australia Griffith University
  Macquarie University
  Queensland University of Technology
  University of Queensland
  Western Sydney University
  Victoria University
   
Canada Concordia University
   
Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
   
China Peking University
   
Denmark Danish Institute for Study Abroad
   
France Institut Catholique de Paris
  Institut Supérieur d'Electronique de Paris
 

Université d' Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence)

  Université de Cergy-Pontoise
  Universités de Paris I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIII
  Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
  Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne
  Université de Versaille-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
   
Germany University of Tübingen and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg
   
Ghana University of Ghana
   
Israel University of Haifa
   
Italy CSU Florence Study Center
  Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze
   
Japan Waseda University
  University of Tsukuba
   
Mexico Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro
   
South Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
   
South Korea Yonsei University
   
Spain Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  Universidad de Granada
  Universidad de Jaén
   
Sweden Uppsala University
   
Taiwan National Taiwan University
   
United Kingdom University of Bradford
  University of Bristol
  University of Hull
  Kingston University
  Swansea University
   

Students participating in CSU IP pay CSU tuition and program fees, and are responsible for airfare, accommodations, meals and other personal expenses. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students and limited scholarship opportunities are also available. Most programs require students to have upper-division standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure; several programs are open to sophomores or Graduate students. California Community College transfer students admitted to a CSU campus are eligible to apply (to select programs) directly from their community colleges. Students must possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0, depending on the program, and must fulfill all coursework prerequisites. Additional program information and application instructions can be found on our website at www.calstate.edu/ip.