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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Academic Affairs

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Academic Programs


The University offers over 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 .

CSU Stanislaus-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 CSU Stanislaus-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 and master’s degrees and credentials. It has computer lab facilities, a library access center, a student lounge, and several beautifully landscaped courtyards for informal student and faculty gatherings. The Stockton Center provides selected student services including admissions information, financial aid, 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 http://www.csustan.edu/Stockton/.

Working with other institutions, the CSU Stanislaus-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 CSU Stanislaus-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
  • Social Science (Cohort-based degree completion program through University Extended Education)
  • Liberal Studies concentrations in Communication Studies and History (Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course offerings in Stockton. Courses are offered on a rotating basis.) 

Academic courses currently offered at the CSU Stanislaus-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)

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

  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) (Cohort program through University Extended Education) 

Doctoral program offered at CSU Stanislaus-Stockton Center: 

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Business Administration

The College of Business Administration also offers undergraduate and graduate courses toward the B.S. in Computer Information Systems and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees at the Stockton Center.  In addition, an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is offered through University Extended Education in Stockton.


Degree programs offered at the CSU Stanislaus-Stockton Center are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and are an integral part of the program of CSU Stanislaus. 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

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course offerings in Stockton. Coursework on the Turlock campus may be required.


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 2013, there were a total of 492 instructional faculty, 277 full time and 215 part time.

Outstanding Professor: Heather Coughlin

Heather Coughlin, associate professor of mathematics, inspires and encourages her students with empathy, patience and support for their success. She endeavors to schedule office hours to accommodate students’ schedules. Their letters of support credit much of their success to her encouragement and willingness to ensure they understood the material. Coughlin’s colleagues similarly applaud her accomplishments, noting her fluency with current technology and her efforts to teach students how best to learn and prepare for courses. She is well respected by her colleagues, who praise her commitment to serving the campus and her overwhelming support for newly hired colleagues, several of whom view Coughlin as a mentor.

Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Professor: Sari Miller-Antonio

Sari Miller-Antonio, professor of anthropology, has established herself as a distinguished scholar in the fields of biological anthropology, bioarcheology and forensics. Her many accomplishments include groundbreaking work in the excavation of Panxian Dadong, a large limestone cave in southern China. She has published and presented many significant scholarly articles and papers. Letters of support indicate her colleagues’ profound respect for her work.

Outstanding Community Service Professor: Janice Herring

Janice Herring, lecturer of kinesiology, is one of two recipients of the Outstanding Community Service Professor Award. Herring’s enthusiasm and dedication to our local community is commendable. Letters from colleagues, local elected leaders and a wide variety of community stakeholders emphasize their profound respect for her work. Some of her achievements in the community include leadership and participation in the Christmas Basket Project, Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival and the Hughson United Soccer League. She strives to include students in community service by her leadership in Phi Kappa Phi and the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Outstanding Community Service Professor: Susan Neufeld

Susan Neufeld, professor of advanced studies, is the other recipient of the Outstanding Community Service Professor Award. Neufeld’s enthusiasm and dedication to students and the local community is especially evident in her work as director of the Abundant Books for Children (ABC) Project. Her colleagues applaud her tireless efforts to raise awareness and funds to help children achieve the benefits of reading. Her colleagues’ and community partners’ heartfelt letters of support celebrate her achievements.

Outstanding Service in Faculty Governance Award: Lynn Johnson

Lynn Johnson, professor of accounting, has a distinguished 15-year record of participation in faculty governance, and the numerous nomination letters from her colleagues convey their profound respect for her tireless advocacy and collegial leadership. The letters carry the same themes: praise for her integrity, professionalism, willingness to seek solutions in the best interest of the University and its stakeholders, and the ability to navigate the most challenging situations with grace.

Elizabeth Anne B. Papageorge Faculty Development Award: Jennifer Strangfeld

Jennifer Strangfeld, assistant professor of sociology, is an exemplary teacher-scholar. Her colleagues applaud her thoughtful commitment and connection to students through her outstanding teaching, noteworthy scholarship, and service on campus and in the local community. Strangfeld offers meaningful contributions to a variety of campus and community service programs. Colleagues respect her commitment to new student orientations and her role as advisor of the Sociology Club, which conducts several activities intended to support the welfare of our local community. Through her efforts, students are making significant contributions to our region.

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 CSU Stanislaus 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 www.ExtendedEd.com.

Master’s Degrees: Special Session Master’s Degree Programs currently offered at CSU Stanislaus 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 CSU Stanislaus 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 CSU Stanislaus Stockton Center.

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. For more information, visit www.ExtendedEd.com/onlinelearning.

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. Fore more information, visit www.ExtendedEd.com/openuniversity.

eLearning: UEE provides opportunities for students to participate in courses focused on personal development. Through a partnership with leading e-learning providers, UEE offers an extensive library of online, non-credit courses. Courses focus on building specific skills and are offered in a variety of topics such as computer applications, web page design, writing and publishing, accounting, legal careers and much more. For more information, visit www.ExtendedEd.com/onlinelearning.

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

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. For more information, visit www.ExtendedEd.com/teacher.

Summer Session: UEE offers a full range of university courses during Summer Session. These classes are open to everyone - current and returning CSU Stanislaus 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. For more information, visit www.ExtendedEd.com/summer.

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. For more information, visit www.ExtendedEd.com/winter.