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2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) 
2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The California State University


The individual California State Colleges were brought together as a system by the Donahoe Higher Education Act of 1960. In 1972, the system became the California State University and Colleges, and in 1982 the system became the California State University. Today, the campuses of the CSU include comprehensive and polytechnic universities and, since July 1995, the CaliforniaMaritime 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.

Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the Governor. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system, and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of the respective campuses.

The Trustees, the Chancellor, and the Presidents develop systemwide policy, with implementation at the campus level taking place through broadly based consultative procedures. The Academic Senate of the California State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board of Trustees through the Chancellor.

Academic excellence has been achieved by the California State University through a distinguished faculty whose primary responsibility is superior teaching. While each campus in the system has its own unique geographic and curricular character, all campuses, as multipurpose institutions, offer undergraduate and graduate instruction for professional and occupational goals as well as broad liberal education. All campuses require for graduation a basic program of “General Education Requirements” regardless of the type of bachelor’s degree or major field selected by the student.

The CSU offers high-quality, affordable bachelor’s and master’s level degree programs. Many of these programs are offered so that students can complete all upper division and graduate requirements by part-time, late afternoon, and evening study. In addition, a variety of teaching and school service credential programs are available. A limited number of doctoral degrees are offered jointly with the University of California and with private institutions in California. In 2005, the CSU was authorized to independently offer educational doctorate (Ed.D.) programs.

Enrollment in fall 2010 totaled 412,000 students, who were taught by more than 21,000 faculty. The system awards about half of the bachelor’s degrees and a third of the master’s degrees granted in California. More than 2.6 million students have graduated from CSU campuses since 1961.

A recent economic report found that the CSU supports more than 150,000 jobs statewide, annually. The engine driving job creation is more than $17 billion in economic activity that directly results from CSUrelated spending that generates $5.43 for every dollar the state invests. For more information, please see

Statewide External Degree Programs

Through the Offices of Continuing Education on various campuses, the CSU offers Statewide external degree programs. These self-supporting programs are designed for the working adult. The coursework is offered at both on campus and off campus locations throughout the state.

These programs are entirely upper division or graduate level. Credit and coursework are transferable statewide. The programs are financed by student fees.

Master of Public Administration

Christopher Leu and Warren Campbell
Department of Political Science
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 885-3900

Dr. Robert Tumelty, Regional Program Director
  Department of Health Care Administration
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
(213) 498-5304
B. S. Nursing
M. S. Nursing
  Ms. Kathleen Johnson, R.N., M.S.N.,
Regional Program Director
Statewide Nursing Program
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA 90747
(213) 516-4060

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 John Perez
Speaker of the Assembly
The Honorable Tom Torlakson
State Superintendent of Public Instructions
Dr. Charles B. Reed
Chancellor of The California State University

Officers of The Trustees

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Bob Linscheid
Christine Helwick
Dr. Benjamin F. Quillian

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) William Hauck (2017)
Carol R. Chandler (2012) Linda A. Lang (2017)
Bernadette Cheyne (2013) Bob Linscheid (2012)
Steven Dixon (2012) Peter Mehas (2015)
Debra S. Farar (2014) Henry Mendoza (2016)
Kenneth Fong (2013) Lou Monville (2014)
Margaret Fortune (2016) Jillian Ruddell (2013)
Steven Glazer (2019) Glen Toney (2013)
Melinda Guzman (2012)  

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. Charles B. Reed, Chancellor—CSU System
Dr. Benjamin F. Quillian, Executive Vice Chancellor, Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Ephraim P. Smith, Executive Vice Chancellor, Chief Academic Officer
Mr. Garrett Ashley, Vice Chancellor, University Relations and Advancement
Ms. Gail Brooks, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Ms. Christine Helwick, General Counsel
Mr. Larry Mandel, University Auditor

Campuses - The California State University

California State University,

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

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330
Dr. Jolene Koester, President
(818) 677-1200
California State University,
Channel Islands

One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
Dr. Richard Rush, President
(805) 437-8400
  California State Polytechnic University,

3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Dr. J. Michael Ortiz, President
(909) 869-2290
California State University,

400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0150
Dr. Paul J. Zingg, President
(530) 898-4636
  California State University,

6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Dr. Alexander Gonzalez, President
(916) 278-6011
California State University,
Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747-0005
Dr. Mildred Garcia, President
(310) 243-3301
  California State University,
San Bernardino

5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2393
Dr. Albert K. Karnig, President
(909) 880-5000
California State University,
East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542
Dr. Leroy M. Morishita, Interim President
(510) 885-3000
  San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Dr. Elliot Hirshman, President
(619) 594-5000
California State University,

5241 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740
Dr. John D. Welty, President
(559) 278-4240
  San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Dr. Robert A. Corrigan, President
(415) 338-1111
California State University,

800 N. State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Dr. Milton A. Gordon, President
(714) 278-2011
  San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
Dr. Mohammad Qayoumi, President
(408) 924-1000
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Dr. Rollin C. Richmond, President
(707) 826-3011
  California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo

One Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Dr. Jeffrey Armstrong, President
(805) 756-1111
California State University,
Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
Dr. F. King Alexander, President
(562) 985-4111
  California State University,
San Marcos

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

5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Dr. James M. Rosser, President
(323) 343-3000
  Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
Dr. Ruben Armiñana, President
(707) 664-2880
California Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590
Dr. William B. Eisenhardt, President
(707) 654-1000
  California State University,

One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382-0299
Dr. Hamid Shirvani, President
(209) 667-3122
California State University,
Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Dr. Dianne Harrison, President
(831) 582-3330

A world of information is just a click away.

Check out the website for the entire California State University: You will find helpful hints, frequently-asked questions, campus tours, and general information about all 23 campuses. The phone number listed for each campus is for the Office of Admission.

  1. California State University, Bakersfield • Q
    9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
    (661) 654-3036 •
  2. California State University Channel Islands • S
    One University Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012
    (805) 437-8500 •
  3. California State University, Chico • S
    400 W. First Street, Chico, CA 95929-0722
    (530) 898-6321 •
  4. California State University, Dominguez Hills • S
    1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747
    (310) 243-3645 •
  5. California State University, East Bay • Q
    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA 94542-3035
    (510) 885-2556 •
  6. California State University, Fresno • S
    5150 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740-0057
    (559) 278-2261 •

  7. California State University, Fullerton • S
    800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92834-9480
    (657) 278-7601 •
  8. Humboldt State University • S
    1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-4957
    (707) 826-4402 • (866) 850-9556 •
  9. California State University, Long Beach • S
    1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840-0106
    (562) 985-5471 •
  10. California State University, Los Angeles • Q
    5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8530
    (323) 343-3901 •
  11. California Maritime Academy • S
    200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590
    (707) 654-1330 •
  12. California State University, Monterey Bay • S
    100 Campus Center Drive, Seaside, CA 93955-8001
    (831) 582-3738 •
  13. California State University, Northridge • S
    18111 Nordho! Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8207
    (818) 677-3700 •

  14. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona • Q
    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768-4003
    (909) 869-5299 •
  15. California State University, Sacramento • S
    6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6112
    (916) 278-7766 •
  16. California State University, San Bernardino • Q
    5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
    (909) 537-5188 •
  17. San Diego State University • S
    5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7455
    (619) 594-6336 •

  18. San Francisco State University • S
    1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132-4001
    (415) 338-1113 •
  19. San José State University • S
    One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0009
    (408) 283-7500 •
  20. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo • Q
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
    (805) 756-2311 •
  21. California State University, San Marcos • S
    333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
    San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
    (760) 750-4848 •
  22. Sonoma State University • S
    1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
    (707) 664-2778 •
  23. California State University, Stanislaus • S
    One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382
    (209) 667-3070 •