Apr 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Programs & Services

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California State University, Stanislaus is an exceptional public university that is responsive to the needs of its diverse student population by providing a myriad of support programs and services. A fuller description of services may be obtained from the offices listed in this section.

Academic Success Center

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 210, (209) 667-3700

The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides a centralized location for undergraduate academic advising. All students can obtain assistance regarding:

  • General education and graduation requirements
  • Academic disqualification and reinstatement
  • University policies and procedures 

ASC is also home to undeclared, pre-nursing, and probation advising. Academic advisors assist students with academic planning, resources and referral and help students reach their graduation goals in a welcoming, caring, and non-judgmental environment.  

New in 2019, the ASC started the Freshmen Success Program, a voluntary program for incoming freshmen. Participants are assigned an ASC advisor and peer mentor to help guide students’ first year in college.

Career and Professional Development Center

Career and Professional Development Center - University Student Center, Suite 205, (209) 667-3661

College is a time to learn, explore and develop the career management and networking skills that students will rely on for a lifetime of career success. Our dedicated team is here to help students make academic and career decisions, gain experience and pursue employment or further education.  Career education, guidance and support services are available to assist students in developing, implementing, and evaluating their career plans and making meaningful career connections.

Services and resources to assist students and alumni:

  • Online Career Information and Resources
  • Individual Career Coaching Appointments
  • Drop-In Assistance - Tuesday & Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. | Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-Noon 
  • Warrior Wardrobe - career closet
  • Resume & Cover letter development and critiques
  • Workshops on a variety of career topics
  • Career Fairs and other on-campus recruitment events
  • HIREStanState | Job & Internship database  
  • Salary Data 
  • Focus 2 | Major & Career Development Tool
  • Career coaching available at the Stockton Campus, Thursdays from 1-6 p.m.


CareerReadyU Employer Engagement Center - Mary Stuart Rogers Building 230 (209) 667-3661


CareerReadyU at Stan State connects students with alumni, employers and opportunities integrating the academic experience with professional experience in a variety of ways. Through the exploration of professional development topics and experiential learning, students build skills and confidence, which will prepare them for personal and professional success during their academic journey and upon graduation.

Do YOU want to graduate career ready?

Employers look for more than a degree. Your experiences both inside and outside of the classroom give you the skills and qualities employers seek. These experiences can help you
build your resume and portfolio.

Top Skills Sought by Employers and CareerReadyU competencies:

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Written/Oral Communication
  • Technology
  • Career Management
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency

Begin your journey to becoming career ready by signing up and completing the commitment form at: https://www.csustan.edu/career/careerreadyu

Centers and Institutes

The Centers and Institutes of Stanislaus State exist to advance the goals of the University and to enhance its programs of instruction, scholarship, and service. They provide a means for interdisciplinary collaboration and a method by which extramural funds and fees can be employed to supplement other resources. A description of the Centers and Institutes may be found below. For more information about the Centers and Institutes, please contact the directors listed below.

College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Center for Applied Spatial Analysis
Alison McNally and José Díaz-Garayúa, Co-Directors

Center for Applied Spatial Analysis (CASA) offers geospatial consulting services to the campus and regional community. In this capacity, it will also serve as a conduit for outreach to our larger regional community. CASA coordinates internships, facilitates grant development, and conducts projects in partnership with campus and community members. These projects are designed to improve student learning by providing applied experiential learning and professional development opportunities. Contact the Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies  for more information.

Center for Economic Education
Elaine Peterson, Director

An understanding of economic principles is vital to people as consumers, producers, savers, investors, taxpayers and voters. The Center for Economic Education (CEE)at California State University, Stanislaus is one of a network of centers throughout the country that are set up to improve economic education. For more information, visit Center for Economic Education webpage.

Center for Portuguese Studies
Elmano Costa, Director
(in collaboration with the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work) 

The Center for Portuguese Studies (CPS) exists to promote the study of the Portuguese-speaking world: language, history, culture, and influence. The Center works to enrich the connections between the local Portuguese community and its cultural and linguistic heritage and to forge new connections between countries of the Portuguese-speaking world and California’s Central Valley. The Center sponsors scholarship, exchanges, language programs, and cultural activities. For more information, visit CPS webpage.

Center for Public Policy Studies
John Garcia, Director

The Center for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) at Stanislaus State is a non-profit, non-partisan entity dedicated to research and public education about important policy issues and to providing a forum for discussing public policy issues with community representatives, academics, and policy makers in the Stanislaus State service area. The center is committed to facilitating regional and community problem-solving through activities and research projects that bring together diverse constituencies and perspectives to clarify issues, consider options, and build consensus. For more information, visit CPPS webpage.

Institute for Archaeological Research
Ellen Bell, Director

The Institute for Archaeological Research (IAR) strives to support and foster archaeological research and community engagement within California’s Central Valley and beyond. The IAR’s goals and objectives include the following: 1) To supply an interdisciplinary framework for the conduct of archaeological research and community engagement both within the region and abroad; 2) To provide undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to conduct archaeological research as part of curricular and co-curricular activities both within the region and abroad; and 3) To promote the active engagement of local communities with archaeological research, its results, its direction, and the preservation of cultural patrimony, both within the region and abroad. For more information, email Ellen Bell.

Institute for Cultural Resources
Richard H. Wallace, Director

The purpose of the Institute for Cultural Resources (ICR) is to provide an interdisciplinary organizational framework for encouraging the study of the heritage of diverse cultural groups. The I.C.R. will organize collections of material culture representative of these groups and will aid in their utilization for teaching and research purposes. For more information, email Richard H. Wallace.

College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work

Center for Portuguese Studies
Elmano Costa, Director
(in collaboration with the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

The Center for Portuguese Studies (CPS) exists to promote the study of the Portuguese-speaking world: language, history, culture, and influence. The Center works to enrich the connections between the local Portuguese community and its cultural and linguistic heritage and to forge new connections between countries of the Portuguese-speaking world and California’s Central Valley. The Center sponsors scholarship, exchanges, language programs, and cultural activities. For more information, visit CPS webpage.

College of Science

Child Development Center
Stephani Smith, Director

The Child Development Center (CDC) is an instructional facility established to teach university students about child development theory and applications, program design and evaluation, and research. Students from varied disciplines such as child development, communication studies, education, music, and psychology participate at the CDC each semester. By participating in laboratory courses, students learn to observe children and record their behaviors, assess children’s development, plan and evaluate developmentally appropriate activities, and design and implement research projects. For more information, visit Child Development Center webpage.

Community Service and Service Learning

The Office of Service Learning, located in the Faculty Development Center, assists faculty and students with the development of service learning opportunities. A principal goal of service learning is the promotion of student learning through active participation in meaningful service directly related to course content. This means students spend various amounts of time in community organizations working with real people with real needs. The Office of Service Learning can recommend course options with a service component, volunteer sites as well as faculty and student resources available to encourage active learning both in the classroom and the community. Please call (209) 667-3311 for additional information.

Cooperative Education Program

Cooperative Education provides students with paid work experiences directly related to their major field of study and career objectives. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a GPA of at least 2.3 may be placed either in “alternating” assignments where they work full-time for a semester while enrolled for academic credit, or in “parallel” assignments where they work part-time and attend school concurrently. These job placements are coordinated by University faculty. Up to eight hours of academic credit earned through Co-op courses may be applied to graduation requirements.

Co-op students thus have opportunities to gain practical experience which complements their academic study and permits them to explore actual career options before graduation. In these assignments co-op students earn competitive income and often are subsequently hired full-time by their employers. Placement of students in Cooperative Education appointments is the responsibility of the appropriate academic department through which the student registers for Cooperative Education credits.

Disability Resource Services

Library Annex Room (LX) 24, (209) 667-3159

The mission of Disability Resource Service is to facilitate inclusion by reducing or eliminating barriers, whether they are attitudinal, structural, programmatic or otherwise. Students are asked to notify Disability Resource Services as soon as possible to discuss disability-related concerns and needs. Services provided include, but are not limited to: provision of class materials in alternative formats, assistive technology information, note takers, ASL interpreters, real-time captioning, campus housing accommodations, testing accommodations, and faculty liaison services.

Diversity Center

Meeting and Multi-Purpose Room Library Annex Room (LX) 7, (209) 667-3509

The Diversity Center strives to develop our students intellectually, personally and spiritually, with regard to social justice and inclusion.  We have firmly established a place on campus for students to find support, have courageous conversations about the things that matter to them in a supportive environment, and discuss what is happening on an individual, community, and national level.   Social justice work is about both the intellect and the heart - perspective taking and intersectionality are foundational themes that run through the Diversity Center. We work to empower underserved communities while challenging systems, hegemonic thinking and policies, and traditions that maintain inequities in our society. The Diversity Center empowers our community by educating students, campus stakeholders, and community partners with the goal of creating a socially just living and learning environment on campus that is  inclusive, affirming, and just. This kind of work is foundational to the practice of Student Affairs, helping students to succeed in becoming global citizens. 

Undocumented Student Services

Meeting and Multi-Purpose Room Library Annex Room (LX) 7, (209) 667-3519

Located within the Diversity Center Undocumented Student Services mission is to build campus culture that acknowledges, accepts, and integrates students from diverse backgrounds regardless of their immigration status.

Our Undocumented Student Services team stands in solidarity with DACA students impacted by our federal administration’s threats to end DACA. We understand the fear and uncertainty that this causes to students and their families and we are committed in providing a safe and supportive environment for all.  As a continuous effort to support undocumented students including DACA recipients, we want to take this moment to encourage our undocumented campus community to explore these resources available at our campus:

  • Immigration Legal Services-Direct immigration legal services are available by appointment, free of charge to Stanislaus State students and employees.
  • Attorneys and paralegals are available to assist students with general consultations, DACA renewals and general assistance in filling out forms such as family-based petitions.

For more information about services please contact the Dreamers Project Coordinator at (209) 667-3519

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 210, (209) 667-3700

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is an admission-based program that increases access, academic excellence, and retention of California’s historically underserved low income, first generation college students. EOP applicants apply jointly for admission to the University and to the EOP program. EOP students receive special support services including:

  • Academic advising
  • Summer Bridge
  • Peer mentoring
  • Special workshops and events
  • Annual leadership conference

Promise Scholars form part of the EOP community.

English as a Second Language

Demergasso-Bava Hall 264, (209) 667-3361

The English as a Second Language program is designed for students, both international and permanent residents, for whom English is not a native language. The three courses in the program provide intensive instruction and tutoring in writing and reading. All courses yield graduation credit. For information, contact the Department of English at (209) 667-3361.

Faculty Mentor Program

Jason Pourtaverdi, J.D., Director/Coordinator
Bizzini Hall Building, Room C-107d,  (209) 667-3021


The Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) provides students with personal faculty mentors who engage them in a year-long program of voluntary activities and workshops in a variety of cultural, social, and recreational environments designed to retain and graduate students. A faculty mentor is an available advocate, resource, and facilitator for students. A unique and comprehensive faculty training program provides tools to promote faculty-student out-of-class interactions that have been shown to have a positive effect on learning professional development and networking.


Health Services

Student Health Center  (Turlock Campus): (209) 667-3396

The nationally accredited Student Health Center offers a comprehensive range of health services. Fully funded by students through the mandatory health fee, the Student Health Center offers convenient, affordable and personalized care, privacy and confidentiality, and high patient satisfaction.

A variety of health care professionals such as doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, clinical laboratory scientists, health educators, and administrative personnel staff the Health Center. In caring for the whole student, the staff strives to enhance students’ physical and emotional wellness to contribute to their academic and career success. Specific services include:

  • Primary Medical Care Services
  • Preventive Health Care Services
  • Treatment of Illness and Injury
  • Women’s Annual Exams
  • Men’s Health Care
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Immunizations and TB Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing
  • Basic X-Ray Services
  • On-site Pharmacy for Prescriptions and Over-the-Counter Medication
  • Low cost Laboratory Services

Intensive Learning Experience

First-time freshmen who meet eligibility requirements may participate in the Intensive Learning Experience (ILE) program, designed to help accelerate the progress of remediated students. ILE students receive personal attention to successfully begin their University careers, including reading and writing instruction in small classes of 12-15 students and tutoring services in both mathematics and English, provided at no cost. For more information, contact the ILE Director at (209) 667-3361.


Many academic departments at Stanislaus State offer internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. Placements in a variety of private, non-profit, and public agencies are designed to encourage both pre-professional training and the integration of field and classroom experiences. Interested students should contact their academic advisers. 

Learning Commons

Library Annex 14, (209) 667-3642

The Learning Commons provides academic support to all Stan State students through Tutoring, Writing, Supplemental Instruction, and Testing Programs. The Learning Commons is a place for Stan State students who want to improve their understanding of course material and engage in strategies for academic success. Our goal is to create an open, supportive environment of learning for all students. Our programs are free for all enrolled Stan State students.

Tutoring Center

Tutoring Centers offers free peer tutoring in most disciplines particularly in lower division, key gateway, and bottleneck courses. Students are matched with a peer tutor who has successfully completed the class for

weekly appointments. Tutoring appointments provide students an opportunity outside of class to engage with the course content and develop successful study strategies. Weekly tutoring appointments are scheduled individually or in group tutoring formats. For appointments students must apply online. 

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free individual and group tutoring to students from all disciplines. Dedicated to encouraging dialogue among writers and helping students become confident writers, the Writing Center provides a supportive, judgment-free atmosphere in which tutors share strategies and experiences at each stage of the writing process. We currently offer tutoring through weekly appointments, online tutoring, and same-day tutoring sessions.  

Walk in Tutoring

Walk in Tutoring is available for students who need support the same day without scheduling an ongoing appointment. Tutors are available to assist in most lower division, GE level courses in Math. Hours and courses can vary each semester. Same-day writing tutoring sessions are scheduled the same day every 30 minutes, to sign up students must contact the Learning Commons. Please visit the Learning Commons website for the current walk in tutoring and same day tutoring schedule. 

Supplemental Instruction

Why study alone when you can study with SI…

Supplemental Instruction is a voluntary program that offers, free, weekly study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. SI sessions are led by student SI Leaders who engage students in interactive group activities to learn concepts, prepare for exams, and learn effective study skills. 

The goal of SI is to have an impact on student retention while developing students into independent learners by learning how to learn while learning what to learn. Students who participate in SI sessions study collaboratively with peer students in a facilitated environment where you discuss course readings, content, and participate in learning activities.

Testing Center

Students are able to able to obtain test dates and registration procedures for national, statewide, and local examinations. Please visit our website for Test information, www.csustan.edu/testing.

National Honor Societies

All Disciplines: Phi Kappa Phi. Recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in all academic disciplines in institutions of higher learning. Eligibility includes juniors, seniors, graduate students, faculty, and alumni. Membership is by invitation only. For more information, visit www.custan.edu/pkp.

College of Business Administration

Accounting and Finance: Beta Alpha Psi. Encourages and honors achievement in the study of accounting, finance, or information systems. Recognizes academic excellence and complements members’ formal education by providing interaction among students and professionals through professional meetings and service activities. Eligibility includes juniors, seniors, graduate students, faculty and alumni.

Business Administration: Beta Gamma Sigma. Encourages and recognizes scholarship and accomplishment among students (of business, management, and administration) and encourages and promotes aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Eligibility includes juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work

Education: Phi Delta Kappa. Promotes quality education, with particular emphasis on publicly supported education, as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life. Eligibility includes undergraduate education majors, graduate students, and professional educators.

College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication Studies: Lambda Pi Eta. Recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and professional development in the field of communication studies. Eligibility includes sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Economics: Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international Honor Society. Promotes and acknowledges excellence in the field of economics and unites students and faculty who have a specific interest in economics. Eligibility includes students who have completed at least 12 units of economics coursework and have met specific academic requirements including attainment of a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better in economics courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

History: Phi Alpha Theta. Recognizes and encourages excellence in the study of history. Eligibility includes undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates must have completed 12 units of History with a GPA of 3.1 in History courses and 3.0 overall. Graduate students must have completed 12 units toward their Master’s Degree in History with a GPA of 3.5.

Political Science: Pi Sigma Alpha. Stimulates scholarship and intellectual interest in political science. Eligibility includes juniors and seniors who have completed ten upper division units in political science.

Sociology: Alpha Kappa Delta. Promotes an interest in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. Eligibility includes juniors, seniors, graduate students, and faculty.

College of Science

Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau. Recognizes superior achievement, develops leadership qualities, fosters high professional standards, encourages creative work, and strengthens commitment to the ideals and purposes of individuals in the profession of nursing. Eligibility includes juniors, seniors, graduate students in professional programs in nursing, faculty, and alumni.

Psychology: Psi Chi. Encourages, stimulates, and maintains excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. Eligibility includes sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

New Student Orientation

University Student Center - Suite 206, (209) 664-6757

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a comprehensive program designed to support all incoming Stanislaus State students’ transition - both academically and socially. We help you get connected to the campus community, discover campus resources, and learn about Warrior traditions. There are a wide variety of committed Stanislaus State staff and faculty who will provide you with information about university requirements, academic advising, course registration, and student support programs and services. Your participation in New Student Orientation will greatly enhance your experience at Stanislaus State. By the end of orientation, you will have a general understanding of the campus and university resources as well as what it means to be a Warrior!

Project Rebound

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 210, (209) 667-3039

Project Rebound offers special services and a supportive environment to formerly incarcerated individuals. Students must be a current Stanislaus State student or interested in transferring to Stanislaus State.

Project Rebound was created in 1967, by the late Professor John Irwin. Dr. John Irwin, formerly incarcerated himself, earned his Doctorate and taught at San Francisco State. He created Project Rebound to assist students from the juvenile or adult justice system with the enrollment process. Since then, there have been seven additional Project Rebound programs developed in universities throughout California with Stanislaus State representing the ninth.

Services Provided:

  • An introduction and tour of the university
  • Enrollment support
  • Peer support
  • Academic advising
  • Mentoring
  • Education workshops 
  • Career and professional development opportunities
  • Advocacy for students with parole and probation difficulties
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities

Promise Scholars

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 210, (209) 667-3957

The Promise Scholars Program provides ambitious college-bound students from foster care and homelessness situations, access to the promise of a better future through post-secondary education. The Promise Scholars Program (PSP) partners with on-campus and off-campus services to provide holistic support needed to succeed in college.

Promise Scholars provides access to housing, financial aid and academic guidance and support. Our goal is to help every enrolled Promise Scholar graduate and become well-informed citizens who are empowered to compete in a global society. Stanislaus State is a proud partner of the Northern and Central California University Foster Youth Consortium, which is dedicated to the outreach and recruitment of foster and homeless youth.

Psychological Counseling Services

 Student Support Annex Room 4, (209) 667-3381

The mission of Psychological Counseling Services is to provide ethical, voluntary, and confidential psychological counseling to students. Counselors are trained professionals who provide understanding and objective feedback for students dealing with varied life problems. Counseling helps students develop cognitive and emotional integration, relationship skills, and personal resilience. Counselors also provide immediate intervention for students dealing with crises and urgent concerns.

Counseling is available, free of charge, to currently enrolled students at Stanislaus State. Consultation to assess a situation, to share information, or to learn about referral resources is offered by phone or by appointment to staff, faculty, and family of students, as well as to students.

Individual Personal Counseling

Students can arrange individual appointments with a professional counselor. All counseling faculty have extensive training and experience assisting students with a wide range of psychological and interpersonal concerns. Listed below are some of the common issues that students present:

  • negative or depressed mood
  • anxiety
  • dealing with a crisis
  • stress management
  • academic focus and success
  • concerns about eating and body image
  • abuse of alcohol and other drugs
  • grief and loss
  • sexuality
  • personal relationships
  • family relationships
  • multicultural issues
  • dealing with trauma and abuse

Wellness Workshops and Groups

Counseling faculty provide educational outreach to address psychological topics in various campus settings as well as in the Psychological Counseling Center. Examples of such programming include: group meetings such as “Body Positive Warriors” and LGBTQ+ Counseling Group, as well as these workshops: QPR Suicide Prevention, Resiliency, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, Managing Depression, Stress Management, and Healthy Relationships.” Psychological Counseling Services lists topics to be presented each term in a brochure available at PCS. Consult the Website (csustan.edu/counseling) for information on groups and workshops, and other services offered.

Safety on Campus

Public Safety/University Police
Campus Services Building, (209) 667-3114


University Police employs trained, full-time peace officers for the 24-hour protection of the campus, its students, faculty and staff. The department offers a wide variety of crime prevention and personal safety awareness programs including sexual assault and date/acquaintance rape awareness, CPR and first aid training, resident and personal property protection, and general personal safety.

The campus’ annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings on property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies on alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, crime reporting, sexual assault and other matters.

Special Academic Programs

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 210, (209) 667-3700
www.csustan.edu/ASC (in Probation/Disqualification under Academic Policies, Procedures and Standards )

The purpose of this program is to assist students on remediation or academic probation. A professional advisor monitors and tracks student progress and provides appropriate early intervention strategies to help students succeed. We review transcripts, make course adjustments, provide individual education planning assistance and offer resource and referrals as needed. This personal and intrusive advising program affords students an opportunity to complete their degree in a timely manner.

Special Learning Opportunities

Lecture Series and Cultural Offerings

The University offers a wide variety of public programs, activities, and entertainment including live theater, concerts and art exhibitions. Renowned personalities who have given special lectures include journalists Ellen Goodman and Cokie and Steve Roberts, former First Lady Barbara Bush, historian Carlos Cortés, former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley, former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and James A. Baker III, former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley and former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. Performers Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Vince Gill, Van Cliburn, the cast of Beach Blanket Babylon and Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band have entertained the campus and its community.

Student Support Services (TRIO Program)

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 245, (209) 667-3220, sss@csustan.edu

Student Support Services (SSS) understands that getting to college is a major accomplishment that comes with both excitement and uncertainty for first-generation and low-income students. SSS realizes that each students’ story influences how that individual experiences college. The program provides a knowledgeable support network that is easy to access along with diverse programming to help students stay in good academic standing, progress through academic requirements, and succeed in getting to graduation.

Support offered by the program includes:

  • Academic advising - educational planning tailored to individual needs with an advisor who connects on personal level and looks at their entire educational picture.
  • Peer mentoring - upper-division peers with tips on college life, study habits, and using campus resources.
  • Scholarships - awards given each semester to reduce financial burdens for educational and personal expenses (supplemental application and criteria apply).
  • Writing assistance - appointments with a trained specialist to improve reading/writing skills for academic and career success.
  • Tutoring - added one-on-one and group tutoring in partnership with the Tutoring Center.
  • Workshops and events - information on academic success, navigating college, career planning, managing financial matters, writing well, graduate school, and more.
  • Computer lab and student lounge - dedicated space to study and use computers.

Incoming freshman and TRIO transfers along with continuing, lower division students should visit the SSS office or website for eligibility requirements and a program application.

University Honors Program

The Innovative Center, (209) 667-3180

The University Honors Program is for students with solid academic abilities who desire to participate in an academic learning community. Honors faculty work closely with students to develop intellectual skills and the aptitude for interdisciplinary research. Students may apply for admission as entering freshmen or as transfers. Sophomore admission is on a space-available basis only. Honors at entrance does not guarantee admission to the University Honors Program. More information is available at www.csustan.edu/honors or by calling the Honors Department at (209) 667-3180.

University Honors Program Mission

The University Honors Program promotes intellectual curiosity and personal engagement with learning. We accomplish this by cultivating a community of scholarly research among cohorts of high-achieving students. Our program introduces intellectual frameworks for exploring and connecting ideas and methods across disciplines.

We emphasize growth in critical awareness and encourage resourceful learning through discussion-based inquiry, mentored research and appreciation for different methods of discovery. Students complete a capstone research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. In the process, they learn to gather and analyze information, understand implications of what they discover and define and address complex problems using methods and knowledge from a variety of disciplines. Co-curricular experiences and field trips enhance the community-building focus of the program and expand the scope of learning beyond the classroom.

Above all, the Honors Program encourages students to raise thoughtful questions and to share knowledge, judgment and perspective derived from careful inquiry, exploration and analysis. Our graduating seniors publish articles developing the focus of their capstone projects in our annual Journal of Exploratory Research. They present their findings and celebrate their accomplishments at our annual Capstone Research Conference in May. Journals and conference programs are archived on our website, together with more detailed descriptions of our curricular objectives.

University Honors Program Goals

  1. Offer suitable challenges and opportunities to highly motivated and committed students.
  2. Provide Honors students with engaging intellectual environments to facilitate the development of strong academic skills.
  3. Establish a context in which students explore connections between theory and practice, learn to connect ideas and methods across disciplines, seek active engagement with local communities and practice versatile interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving.
  4. Cultivate in Honors students a lasting love and enthusiasm for learning, the confidence and ability to think for themselves and a lifelong commitment to promoting the well-being of human communities.
  5. Provide opportunities for faculty to serve as personal research mentors to highly motivated, broadly trained students.

University Honors Program Learning Outcomes

Honors students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate strong academic skills in reading, speaking, thinking and writing.
  2. Identify the value of service-based experiential learning activities as a complement to intellectual endeavors.
  3. Practice independent research and constructive teamwork, including academic peer mentoring.
  4. Apply congruent research methods and analytical frameworks to problems of consequence in the service of authentic community interests.

Veterans Services

Mary Stuart Rogers Building 120, (209) 667-3081

Veterans who are planning to use veterans’ educational benefits must file a copy of their DD Form 214 (separation papers) or DD Form 295 (Application For The Evaluation of Learning Experiences During Military Service) at the Veterans Services Office located in MSR 120. Prompt submission of these records are required if Veterans educational benefits are being requested.

Veterans, dependents of veterans, reservists, and active duty military personnel planning to use veterans educational benefits, or any student with questions concerning veterans educational benefits can obtain information at the contact information listed above.