Oct 23, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Anthropology Museum

McCarthy Hall 424

The Museum of Anthropology is an educational and research resource for the University and the community. It houses, sponsors and conducts a variety of activities as part of the CSUF anthropology program, from lecture series to exhibits. Exhibits in the museum have included artifacts from California, the Middle East, Mesoamerica, the Southwest and Oceania.

Campus Dining Services

Campus Dining - csuffood.com
OC Choice Catering - occhoice.com

At CSU Fullerton Campus Dining Services, we offer a wide variety of name brand restaurants at multiple locations across campus. Dining on campus has many benefits.

Support students: A majority of our more than 350 employees are Cal State Fullerton students. Our locations are unique in working with student schedules, and offering the ease of on-campus jobs, free book loan program, meal discounts and more. Our goal is to have as many students working as possible.

Benefit the University: As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization under the division of CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation, on an annual and monthly basis a significant portion of our net income is given back to the University for financial support of its mission. By dining on campus, you’re investing back into Cal State Fullerton.

Variety and convenience: There’s something for everyone on campus because we provide a variety of tastes in convenient locations. Our indoor and outdoor seating options are perfect for between-class study breaks and late-night cram sessions.

There’s an app for that: Tapingo lets you take control of your day by allowing you to customize your food and get it when you want. The mobile app allows you to order and pay from your phone, and avoid lines.

Where To Eat On Campus

Baja Fresh Express, TSU Food Court Rec Express, Student Recreation Center
Carl’s Jr., Next to University Hall Round Table Pizza, TSU Food Court
Food Trucks, Humanities Plaza Starbucks, Mihaylo Hall and Pollak Library
Juice It Up!, TSU Food Court The Cup, TSU Food Court
LH Express, Langsdorf Hall The Fresh Kitchen, TSU Food Court  
Nutwood Café, College Park Togo’s, TSU Food Court   
Panda Express, TSU Food Court  COMING SOON - Starbucks, TSU

OC Choice Catering

OC Choice Catering provides a variety of services and events including breakfast, brunch, banquets, receptions and meetings. Quality is important when choosing a catering operation, which is why our chefs are fully-trained culinary professionals. Only the highest quality products and ingredients are used in preparing each menu. OC Choice Catering can also handle last-minute orders placed on campus. We are your campus experts, having years of experience providing service to Cal State Fullerton.

Clayes Performing Arts Center


Clayes Performing Arts Center is an impressive, state-of-the-art facility for performance, creation, production and instruction, and is home to the School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance. Each year, the School of Music produces over 300 student ensemble performances, guest and faculty artist recitals, master classes, and clinics, many of which take place in the 800-seat Vaughncille Joseph Meng Concert Hall, which has been lauded for its outstanding acoustics. The School of Music also presents an annual fully staged opera in the center’s Recital Hall. The Young, Hallberg, and Little Theatres host the award-winning Department of Theatre and Dance’s annual season of plays, musicals and dance performances for the University and surrounding community. CSUF’s department is ranked as one of the best in the nation and is often represented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the American College Dance Festival. Visited by over 40,000 community members annually, Clayes Performing Arts Center nurtures the mind’s most vivid creations, realized through the skill and collaborative spirit of our faculty members and students.

Daily Titan

College Park, Suite 660

Cal State Fullerton’s Daily Titan is recognized as one of the best college newspapers in the United States. In recent years, the Daily Titan reporters, editors, photographers, videographers, designers and online producers have won dozens of awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, College Media Association, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Society of News Design, Society of Professional Journalists, the Los Angeles Press Club and California College Media Association.

The Daily Titan is an independent student media outlet that publishes in print Monday through Thursday during the academic year. It also publishes and updates stories online at dailytitan.com and via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Daily Titan serves an audience of more than 40,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty, staff and administrators.

Daily Titan editorial staff members receive extensive hands-on experience in reporting, writing, editing, copyediting, photography, multimedia, web production and social media. Cal State Fullerton students also comprise the award-winning Daily Titan advertising staff. They promote the Daily Titan and design and sell ads that financially support the news and advertising operations.

Department of Theatre and Dance Productions

The award-winning Department of Theatre and Dance produces a full subscription season of exciting plays, musicals and dance theatre for the University and surrounding community. Broadway musicals, operas, original plays, cabaret performances and graduate student project productions are just a few of the ongoing offerings. CSUF’s department is ranked as one of the best in the nation and often is represented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and other venues through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the American College Dance Festival.

Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers

Pollak Library North 203


Diversity Initiatives and Resource Centers (DIRC) create learning environments and opportunities that promote community and social consciousness. DIRC offers workshops and trainings designed to increase self-awareness, cultural competence, sensitivity and critical thinking, helping prepare students to become leaders in a global society. Within DIRC are the following: African American Resource Center, Asian Pacific American Resource Center, Chicana/Chicano Resource Center, LGBT Queer Resource Center and the Titan Dreamers Resource Center. All students are welcomed into each space.

The resource centers offer:

  • Heritage month celebrations
  • Programs that focus on academic success, career development, personal growth and current issues
  • Cultural recognition ceremonies
  • Study and social space
  • Computers and printers
  • Refrigerators and microwaves

Additionally, DIRC offers scheduled training and development programs on topics that include but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, immigration status, class, privilege and intersections of identity. Students who engage in DIRC programs and services increase their awareness about diversity and global consciousness, and have opportunities to develop intercultural communication and leadership skills. Visit the DIRC website at fullerton.edu/dirc or email dirc@fullerton.edu for more information.

African American Resource Center
Humanities 222

Asian Pacific American Resource Center
University Hall 210B and 211B

Chicana/Chicano Resource Center
Titan Shops, Room 109

LGBT Queer Resource Center
Titan Student Union, Room 254

Titan Dreamers Resource Center
Pollak Library North 203 

Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Road

The Fullerton Arboretum, a 26-acre botanical garden, is located on the northeast corner of campus. The gardens contain plants from around the world.

The recirculating waterfall, streams and ponds are a focal point for migratory waterfowl and visitors from the University and surrounding communities. The Arboretum is an island of serenity in an increasingly metropolitan environment.

The Arboretum also offers opportunities to study local history and culture at the Heritage House and the Orange County Agriculture and Nikkei Heritage Museum. Heritage House is the restored residence and medical office of Dr. George C. Clark, an Orange County pioneer physician. The Clark home was built in 1894 and exemplifies the Eastlake Victorian style of architecture. The Orange County Agriculture and Nikkei Heritage Museum displays exhibits that tell the story of Orange County’s early agrarian days. Both are open to the public on weekends and weekdays by reservation.

The CSUF Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) contributes monies each year to hire students to help in the maintenance and operation of the Arboretum.

The Fullerton Arboretum is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week. The Arboretum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit fullertonarboretum.org.

Grand Central Art Center

125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana

Grand Central Art Center is the result of a unique partnership between California State University, Fullerton and the City of Santa Ana. Located 10 miles south of the main Cal State Fullerton campus in the heart of downtown Santa Ana’s Artist Village, Grand Central Art Center is a mixed residential, commercial and educational complex. The art center is a 45,000 square-foot, full city-block long and half-block deep, three-level structure. It houses apartments and studio spaces for Cal State Fullerton graduate students, the Main Gallery, Education Gallery, Don Cribb Project Gallery, GCAC Project Wall, a pop-up retail space and the CSUF Grant Central Theatre. GCAC also has apartments and studio spaces dedicated to GCAC’s Artist-in-Residence initiative, which focuses on artists working in community-engaged practices centered on discovery, creative process and relationships through an open collaborative and immersive approach. GCAC presents exhibitions, installations and performances by local, regional, national and international artists, exploring topics of social relevance through contemporary art practice.


McCarthy Hall 229

The herbarium is named after botanist Fay A. MacFadden, who sold her extensive collection of plants to the University just prior to her death in 1964. The collection now includes more than 25,000 dried vascular plant specimens, about 12,000 bryophytes and nearly 800 lichen specimens. The plants are used as research and teaching tools.

Mathematics Tutoring Center

McCarthy Hall 553

The Mathematics Tutoring Center is available on a drop-in basis to all students enrolled in a mathematics class. Tutors are trained to help students understand the basic concepts necessary to complete homework assignments and to perform well on exams. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. The Mathematics Tutoring Center is directed by Dr. Scott Annin.

Modern Language Media Center

Humanities 325

The Modern Language Media Center features 24-station and 16-station Tandberg-300 computer labs with multimedia capabilities that instructors can use to facilitate individual and group learning activities. All computers are connected to a private server and the Internet, where students can access a wide variety of language learning programs, as well as authentic language materials of the countries and languages they are studying.

Nicholas and Lee Begovich Gallery

Visual Arts 193

Since 1963, the Nicholas and Lee Begovich Gallery at California State University, Fullerton has presented exhibitions and produced corresponding publications that have made substantive scholarly contributions to the field of visual arts and culture. The Begovich Gallery fosters cross-disciplinary interaction and study, and its exhibitions function as instructional tools that inspire and challenge students and faculty. The highly publicized gallery projects represent the most visible and direct bridge between the Art Department and the broader community. The gallery has earned international recognition for its Museum Studies and Exhibition Design graduate program, a cross-disciplinary program that provides students with practical and conceptual experience.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

The Speech and Hearing Clinic is an integral part of the University’s curricular programs leading to a B.A. and M.A. in communicative disorders within the Department of Human Communication Studies. It has been in operation since 1961 providing speech, language and hearing services to the community while simultaneously supporting the academic training of students pursuing careers in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. 

As part of their clinical training, graduate students enrolled in the communicative disorders program provide speech-language and hearing services under the clinical supervision of highly qualified, licensed and certified faculty and other speech-language-hearing professionals with extensive professional and supervisory experience. Communicative disorders undergraduate students must also complete a number of clinical observation hours within the clinic and regular classroom setting as part of their training.

The clinic, which shares space with the Center for Children Who Stutter, a nonprofit organization, houses several therapy/observation rooms, clinical staff offices, and specialized clinic research and training labs where faculty and students work together on a variety of different clinical research activities, including a: 1) Parkinson’s Research Lab, 2) Augmentative/Alternative Communication Training Lab, 3) Speech Acoustics Lab, 4) Voice Lab, and 5) Multicultural Resources Lab that contains training resources for working with culturally-linguistically diverse client populations. The clinic also has an Audiology Suite that can be used for assessing the hearing of clients receiving services within the clinic and as part of community outreach activities involving programs such as the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI).

Student Success Centers


Academic and Student Affairs have collaborated to create Student Success Teams in each of the Cal State Fullerton colleges, at the Irvine campus, and a Student Success Center to serve graduate students. The teams are groups of advisers dedicated to improving student learning, increasing graduation rates, reducing time to degree and narrowing the achievement gap among underrepresented students. Each of the teams provides students with information on individual academic, career and personal development. They include a retention specialist who ensures freshmen and sophomores are making progress and succeeding in lower-division courses; a graduation specialist whose expertise is in supporting juniors and seniors nearing graduation; and college career specialists who are available to help students with career planning. The Student Success Teams are housed in each college, at the Irvine Campus, and in the Office of Graduate Studies. Find your student success center at success.fullerton.edu.

Titan Communications

Titan TV - Pollak Library South 73
Titan Radio - Pollak Library South 51

Titan Communications is California State University, Fullerton’s digital media production center - providing students with high-impact practices and portfolio building activities. Titan Communications acts as a living, learning classroom that provides opportunities to work and learn about television and radio broadcast production, management and leadership in a professional hands-on environment.

This media facility produces a wide range of TV and radio content including Titan Radio, Titan Television, CSUF video magazine shows and news programs created by students. These programs are streamed online and distributed via live broadcast to cable channels in Orange County. In addition to these programs, Titan Communications produces a variety of internal and external University communications, and training projects.

Under faculty and staff supervision, Titan Communications gives students a variety of opportunities for developing creative and technical skills, gaining practical hands-on experience and creating electronic portfolios. This active learning environment provides students with the necessary tools to thrive in today’s challenging media job market. Students may work in Titan Communications on class or co-curricular projects, instructional-related activities, serve as volunteers, or work as paid staff in connection with student media groups or commissioned projects.

Titan Shops


Titan Shops is a division of CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation, a nonprofit auxiliary organization promoting and assisting the University community through services and support. At Titan Shops our mission is to provide one-stop shopping, excellent customer service and quality products at competitive prices.

The Course Materials department is located on the second floor of Titan Shops and carries requested textbooks and custom course packets. Choose from new and used, or save up to 80 percent with digital and rental options. Students can compare prices on course material from their textbook list through the Titan Shops website and shop with confidence knowing that prices are backed with a low price guarantee. Special orders can be done on any title at no extra charge. The Course Materials department also offers printing and binding services for projects, theses and dissertations, and offers an interest-free payment plan for the purchase of course materials.

Titan Tech and Supply provides art, office and school supplies, along with computer systems and software. Partnering with campus IT and academic departments, Titan Tech developed the “Let Your Major Be Your Guide Program,” giving students an appropriate and accurate computer recommendation based on their chosen academic program. As a Dell reseller and Apple Authorized Campus Store, Titan Tech is able to offer students a complete line of products with a convenient location to explore and purchase the latest technology at discounted prices. Titan Tech also offers a trade-in program and is an on-site Apple-Certified Repair Center.

Titan Shops is the official supplier of CSUF apparel and gifts, where you can show your Titan Pride in the latest from Nike, Under Armor, Jansport, Champion, New Era and many more. Titan Shops also provides all graduation products from caps and gowns to class rings and announcements.

Titan Shops offers several convenience store locations for students on the go. These locations are stocked with test-taking materials, school supplies, health and beauty aids, and a wide selection of snacks and drinks. Visit the Titan Express in the main bookstore, The Brief Stop in Langsdorf Hall, or The Yum in the Titan Student Union. Additionally, Titan Shops provides two vending machines filled with last-minute test-taking material. These machines are located on the first floor of College Park and the second floor of Mihaylo Hall.

Titan Shops at the CSUF Irvine Campus offers food, course materials, school supplies, testing materials, gifts and apparel. For your convenience, online orders can be delivered to the Irvine bookstore for pick-up.

There are two bank branches located inside Titan Shops, US Bank and SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, both which offer a full range of financial products and services.

Online Resources

Online resources are available at titanshops.com.

  • Place your order online for course materials, computers and CSUF merchandise, for pick-up in the main store, Irvine, Residence Halls or home delivery
  • Research prices on course materials using the “compare price” feature
  • View textbook rental and e-book information
  • View bookstore hours for all locations
  • Sign up for advance notice of store events

Follow Titan Shops on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter to stay up-to-date on store events and activities.

Writing Center

Pollak Library North, First Floor

The Writing Center provides tutoring for all students seeking assistance with specific writing assignments or with improving their writing in general. Tutors offer individual appointments and special-topic workshops designed to help students write clear, concise academic prose. Tutors also work with students on developing techniques for improving their grammar usage and editing skills. The goal of the Writing Center is to increase students’ writing competence in both their current and future University classes. For tours and additional information about the Writing Center, visit english.fullerton.edu/writing_center.