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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 450,000 students with 45,000 employees statewide. Each year, the university awards nearly 100,000 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. CSU graduates now total more than three 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 calstate.edu.

More Than 50-year Tradition of Excellence

Since 1961, the CSU has provided an affordable, accessible, and high-quality education to nearly three 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 more than $580 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.

• 1 in every 10 employees in California is a CSU alumnus.

• The CSU awards 45 percent of the bachelor’s degrees earned in California.

• More than 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 hybrid degree programs.

• The CSU offers 3,250 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.

• The CSU serves more than 5,000 individuals annually through professional development certificate programs in educational health services, business and technology, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, international trade, and many other industries.

• Nearly half of the CSU’s 450,000 students are engaged in some type of community service, totaling 32 million hours of service annually.

• More than 9,000 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 system is governed by the Board of Trustees, most of whom are appointed by the governor and serve with faculty and student representatives. 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 individual California State Colleges was established as a system with a Board of Trustees and a Chancellorin 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. In 1972, the system was designated as the California State University and Colleges, and in 1982 the system became the California State University (CSU). 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 2010, in an effort to accommodate community college transfer students, the university, in concert with the California Community Colleges, launched the Associate Degree for Transfer, which guarantees transfer students admission to the CSU with junior status.

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 Cal State 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 will exceed three million alumni, which includes graduates from all CSU campuses as well as the Class of 2015.

The CSU strives to continually developing innovative programs, services and opportunities that will give students the tools they need to meet their full potential. With 23 campuses, 450,000 students and 45,000 faculty and staff, the CSU is committed to providing a quality higher education that prepare students to become leaders in the changing workforce.

Campuses - The California State University

CSU Campus Locations  

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Dr. Horace Mitchell, President
661-654-2782 
csub.edu

California State University, Channel Islands
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
Dr. Richard Rush, President
805-437-8400
csuci.edu

California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929
Dr. Paul J. Zingg, President
530-898-4636
csuchico.edu

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

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

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

California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Dr. Mildred García, President
657-278-2011
fullerton.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, President
916-278-6011
csus.edu

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

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Dr. Elliot Hirshman, President
619-594-5200
sdsu.edu

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

San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Dr. Mohammad H. Qayoumi, President
408-924-1000
sjsu.edu

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

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

Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
Dr. Ruben Armiñana, President
707-664-2880
sonoma.edu

California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382-0299
Dr. Joseph F. Sheley, Interim President
209-667-3122
csustan.edu

Trustees and Officers of the California State University

Ex-Officio Trustees

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Governor of California
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento CA 95814

The Honorable Gavin Newsom
Lieutenant Governor of California
State Capitol, Sacramento CA 95814

The Honorable Toni G. Atkins
Speaker of the Assembly
State Capitol, Sacramento CA 95814

The Honorable Tom Torlakson
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
1430 N. Street, Suite 5602, Sacramento CA 95814

Dr. Timothy P. White
Chancellor of the California State University
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach 90802-4210

Officers of the Trustees

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
President

Lou Monville
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.

Roberta Achtenberg (2015)
Talar Alexanian (2015)
Kelsey Brewer (2016)
Adam Day (2015)
Rebecca Eisen (2018)
Douglas Faigin (2017)
Debra S. Farar (2022)
Margaret Fortune (2016)
Lupe C. García (2020)
Steven Glazer (2019)
Lillian Kimbell (2016)
Lou Monville (2016)
Hugo N. Morales (2020)
J. Lawrence Norton (2019)
Steven Stepanek (2015)

Correspondence with Trustees should be sent:

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. Ephraim Smith
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

Mr. Framroze Virjee
Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel

Mr. Garret P. Ashley
Vice Chancellor, University Relations and Advancement

Ms. Lori Lamb
Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

Mr. Larry Mandel
Vice Chancellor and Chief Audit Officer