California State University Bakersfield

Introduction

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Welcome to CSUB!

Centrally located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Bakersfield is a continuously growing comprehensive regional university that is committed to transforming the lives of its students and community through its established excellence in academia, diversity, service, and community engagement since its founding in 1965. The faculty across the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) fully accredited University is world-class, with nearly 75% holding terminal degrees in their respective fields. An NCAA Division I school, CSUB has competed successfully in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) since 2012 and is but one important aspect of a growing and vibrant student-life experience. The University serves more than 8,720 students at either the main campus in Bakersfield or CSUB – Antelope Valley and counts over 40,000 alumni from its four schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, and Social Sciences and Education. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and credential programs, and CSUB’s Extended University serves the community by offering additional professional development, certificate, and degree programs. With over 70 percent of its alumni remaining and working within the central valley, CSU Bakersfield supports ongoing social, cultural and economic development in the region. California State University, Bakersfield is committed to academic excellence and community partnerships. Students considering where to go to college will find that CSUB offers a number of advantages over other universities. We are proud to offer:

Outstanding education

CSUB offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. The university is committed to scholarship and life-long learning and currently offers more than 50 different Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. You really can get a world-class education right here in Bakersfield.

Great value

In today’s economy, CSU Bakersfield is an incredible value. You get all the benefits of a private university — like small class sizes, cutting-edge research, and outstanding faculty — at a public school cost. Local students can get an excellent education within their own community and be ready to succeed anywhere in the world.

Extraordinary level of student-faculty interaction

At CSU Bakersfield, you won’t be just another face in the crowd. You will work closely with highly qualified and experienced Ph.D. professors in modern classroom and laboratory settings. CSUB’s faculty members are respected academic experts, published researchers, and engaged community leaders – as well as dedicated educators who genuinely care about their students’ success.

Career opportunities

CSUB prepares students to succeed in challenging and rewarding careers in a wide range of fields. Many departments offer internships that give students practical, real-world experience. Graduates have a high rate of employment, with many going straight into prestigious professions where they utilize their CSUB education every day.

Community engagement

The entire local community benefits from the energy, expertise, and enthusiasm of CSU Bakersfield’s students, faculty, and staff. The university continues to help shape the future of Kern County through student internships, research, campus institutions, and community events. Each year CSU Bakersfield contributes more than 2,000 new alumni to the community’s educated and skilled workforce.

Time for fun, too!

Students at CSU Bakersfield take school seriously, but there’s also plenty of time to enjoy student life on and around campus. CSUB features a state-of-the-art student recreation center, over 85 student organizations and clubs, and 11 fraternities and sororities. Students also enjoy Roadrunner NCAA Division I sporting events, on-campus performances, and plenty of dining and entertainment options in the city of Bakersfield.

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission California State University, Bakersfield is a comprehensive public university committed to offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. An emphasis on student learning is enhanced by a commitment to scholarship, diversity, service, global awareness, and life-long learning. The University collaborates with partners in the community to increase the region's overall educational attainment, enhance its quality of life, and support its economic development. Vision CSU Bakersfield will be the leading campus in the CSU system in terms of faculty and academic excellence and diversity, quality of the student experience, and community engagement. Realization of our vision will be advanced by recruitment, development, and promotion of excellent and diverse staff within an organizational culture committed to excellence in all areas. Core Values In order to honor our purpose and commitment to achieving our vision of excellence in all areas, we are guided by a set of core values that shapes our work with students, with each other, and with the region we serve. These core values include the following commitments:

  • Developing the intellectual and personal potential of every student
  • Supporting the intellectual and professional development of all faculty and staff
  • Nurturing a civil and collegial campus environment that values the diversity of persons and ideas
  • Engaging one another with respect, trustworthiness, ethical behavior, and self-reflection
  • Promoting active and informed engagement of faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders in shared governance
  • Being accountable to the public, alumni, students, and one another for achieving the mission, vision, and goals of the university

Academic Strategy The University will develop plans to increase the student enrollment to 18,000 students over the next 15 to 20 years. While continuing its commitment to the enrollment of community college transfers and non-traditional aged students, an increased emphasis will be placed on enrolling more first-time freshmen directly from high school, and more students from other California counties, other states, and other nations. We will review our existing academic programs and determine what new academic programs should be added to meet the changing student, community, and economic development needs of our region. New faculty will be recruited as the enrollment grows. New facilities and support infrastructure will be planned to accommodate the expansion of academic programs and student enrollment. Strategic Goals

  1. Extend Faculty and Academic Excellence and Diversity
  2. Enhance the Quality of the Student Experience
  3. Strengthen Community Engagement
  4. Develop an Excellent and Diverse Staff
  5. Develop a Campus Culture With a Sense of Community and a Commitment to Organizational Excellence
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Programs

This school also offers:

BA

Bachelor Communications

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

The primary purpose of the Communications Program is to prepare students to be sophisticated in their knowledge of organization in and use of the media, as they prepare for careers as communications professionals. The curriculum stresses knowledge of communications processes, an expected proficiency in writing and practice, and awareness of professional responsibilities, knowledge of ethical practices, and acquaintance with the laws that govern the use of the mass media. [+]

Engage with a worldwide audience

The study of Communications is the essential foundation of all other disciplines, because messages are the foundation of the expression of meaning. Communication is at the heart of what it means to be human.

The primary purpose of the Communications Program is to prepare students to be sophisticated in their knowledge of organization in and use of the media, as they prepare for careers as communications professionals. The curriculum stresses knowledge of communications processes, an expected proficiency in writing and practice, and awareness of professional responsibilities, knowledge of ethical practices, and acquaintance with the laws that govern the use of the mass media. Further, the curriculum addresses the relationships between media and the societies they seek to serve viewed from regional, national, and international perspectives.... [-]


Bachelor Psychology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

The undergraduate Psychology curriculum at CSUB balances the structure of a common set of foundational courses needed by all Psychology majors with the flexibility that allows them to pursue their own special interests within the discipline. [+]

The undergraduate Psychology curriculum at CSUB balances the structure of a common set of foundational courses needed by all Psychology majors with the flexibility that allows them to pursue their own special interests within the discipline.

As part of their preparation, students participate in a supervised applied experience in psychology , a feature unique to the Psychology major at CSUB. This applied experience may involve working in a psychology-related position in the community for pay or as a volunteer, serving as a teaching assistant, or getting involved as a research assistant.

Students also gain valuable experience in the science of psychology through a carefully planned sequence of research methods courses. This sequence culminates in an advanced laboratory course in a specialized area of the student’s choosing. Many students continue to pursue their research interests outside the classroom under the guidance of faculty research mentors.... [-]


Bachelor Sociology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology emphasizes the systematic study of human behavior in social groups. It focuses on how people coordinate their activities to achieve both individual and collective goals. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology emphasizes the systematic study of human behavior in social groups. It focuses on how people coordinate their activities to achieve both individual and collective goals. Sociology is different from the other social and behavioral sciences in two important ways. First, it places primary importance on the social group within the larger society. Second, it seeks to explain the broad range of human behavior as it is influenced by the social context. Thus, sociology studies the major issues of our times and seeks to understand their complexity and predict their future. It investigates how patterns of social activity originate, what sustains them, why they take one form rather than another, and how they change. ... [-]


BBA

BBA

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

arning a degree in Business Administration is an investment in your future. In today's increasingly complex global economy, the need for well-trained business professionals is greater than ever. Having a business degree puts you one step ahead of other job seekers. As a Business major, you'll also acquire valuable communication, critical thinking, research, and analytical skills that will help you succeed in any career. [+]

Why Study Business Administration?

The School of Business and Public Administration (BPA) at CSU Bakersfield is YOUR local opportunity for educational excellence.

Earning a degree in Business Administration is an investment in your future. In today's increasingly complex global economy, the need for well-trained business professionals is greater than ever. Having a business degree puts you one step ahead of other job seekers. As a Business major, you'll also acquire valuable communication, critical thinking, research, and analytical skills that will help you succeed in any career.

AACSB Accreditation:

Unlike private and online universities, the School of Business and Public Administration at CSUB is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent (5%) of the world's business schools.... [-]


BSc

Bachelor Biology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

The CSU Bakersfield Biology curriculum emphasizes hands-on inquiry based learning. Courses offered cover a broad spectrum of biological diversity, including animal, plant, and microbiology. [+]

Study life.

The CSU Bakersfield Biology curriculum emphasizes hands-on inquiry based learning. Courses offered cover a broad spectrum of biological diversity, including animal, plant, and microbiology.

Undergraduate Biology majors choose the courses that interest them most and may select an area of emphasis in either botany, zoology, cellular and molecular biology, environmental, or pre-professional biology. The field of Biology is interdisciplinary and our curriculum reflects that by integrating studies in chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and other related subjects.

In the graduate program, CSUB offers a diverse curriculum that spans the fields of conservation biology, physiology, plant ecophysiology, plant anatomy, microbiology, molecular biology, evolution, ecology, systematics, and behavior. ... [-]


Bachelor Chemistry

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

Chemistry is the central science that encompasses the study of matter in all its forms. This branch of science describes the fundamental structures, composition, and characteristics of atoms and molecules, which leads to an understanding of chemical reactivity. This chemical insight provides a broad foundation for all physical and biological sciences, opening up a variety of academic and professional pursuits. [+]

Ignite your future.

Chemistry is the central science that encompasses the study of matter in all its forms. This branch of science describes the fundamental structures, composition, and characteristics of atoms and molecules, which leads to an understanding of chemical reactivity. This chemical insight provides a broad foundation for all physical and biological sciences, opening up a variety of academic and professional pursuits.

Studying chemistry requires a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates other areas of study such as biology, computer science, mathematics and physics. The diverse interests of chemists are reflected in the sub-disciplines of the field, such as analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.... [-]


Bachelor Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

Our degree programs follow the standards set by the professional organizations ACM, IEEE, and ABET. Students in Computer and Electrical Engineering at C.S.U. Bakersfield enjoy unique opportunities to utilize our world-class Robotics Laboratory and AI/Visualization Laboratory as well as other high-tech lab facilities. [+]

Program your future

As technology becomes an increasingly important part of our everyday lives, the disciplines of computer and electrical engineer and computer science are constantly changing. Our department at C.S.U.B. has also expanded and evolved, so we can continue to provide our students with the quality education they need to succeed in today’s challenging high-tech world.

Our degree programs follow the standards set by the professional organizations ACM, IEEE, and ABET. Students in Computer and Electrical Engineering at C.S.U. Bakersfield enjoy unique opportunities to utilize our world-class Robotics Laboratory and AI/Visualization Laboratory as well as other high-tech lab facilities.... [-]


Bachelor Economics

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

The program's curriculum provides a thorough understanding of economic theory and applies the theory to evaluating public policies, analyzing the external economic environments of organizations, providing decision support, determining tradeoffs among alternatives, and formulating tactical and strategic decisions. [+]

Economics at CSUB

Program Description

Economics is the science of decision making under scarcity and of organizing the production and distribution of goods and services within and between nations. Knowledge of economics can make a significant contribution to citizenship, cultural and intellectual development. Economics is an analytical discipline that reinforces skills such as decision-making, making logical deductions and statistical inferences, as well as collecting and analyzing data. Economic analysis is the process of applying economic tools and the economic way of thinking to real- world problems. The program's curriculum provides a thorough understanding of economic theory and applies the theory to evaluating public policies, analyzing the external economic environments of organizations, providing decision support, determining tradeoffs among alternatives, and formulating tactical and strategic decisions. ... [-]


Bachelor Engineering Sciences

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

The Engineering Sciences program provides a curriculum and course of training that prepares the student not only for today's challenges, but also for future ones in a fast-paced, global, and diverse society. [+]

The Engineering Sciences program provides a curriculum and course of training that prepares the student not only for today's challenges, but also for future ones in a fast-paced, global, and diverse society. The program emphasizes the fundamentals of engineering and modern methods, processes and technologies, and also gives the students the tools to learn by themselves and to pursue life-long learning. Furthermore, the program and the faculty strive to ensure that graduates also attain a global understanding of the environmental, ethical and societal impacts of the technologies they help develop.

The program offers opportunities for team-based design projects in collaboration with local industries and public institutions, thus preparing students for careers in for-profit and non-profit organizations, or to further their education in graduate school. Faculty members of the Department of Physics and Engineering will be pleased to advise any students who may wish to pursue this major.... [-]


Bachelor Finance

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

CSUB finance classes help prepare students for various professional designations, including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Counselor (ChFC), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified in Financial Management (CFM), Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Accredited Pension Administrator (APA.) [+]

Required courses for concentration

FIN 326 Investment Management FIN 400 Advanced Financial Management FIN 460 Financial Institutions Management and two (2) of the following: ACCT 300 Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting II ACCT 325 Tax- Individual or ACCT 326 Tax- Corporate ECON 302 Macroeconomic Theory & Design ECON 420 Econometrics FIN 322 Personal Finance Planning FIN 340 Principles of Insurance FIN 360 Entrepreneurial & Small Business Finance FIN 380 Introduction to Real Estate FIN 490 International Business Finance

CSUB finance classes help prepare students for various professional designations, including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Counselor (ChFC), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified in Financial Management (CFM), Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Accredited Pension Administrator (APA.) See an advisor for more information about these and other programs.... [-]


Bachelor Marketing

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

The Management & Marketing Department prepares students for careers in a variety of organizational occupations. [+]

The Management & Marketing Department prepares students for careers in a variety of organizational occupations, including: human resource positions like benefits or compensation specialists; logistics positions in warehousing, supply chain management, or transportation; a variety of management positions, marketing careers in sales, advertising, or product/brand management; or entrepreneurial opportunities in small business. In addition to responsibility for the coursework in these areas, this department is also responsible for the courses in the general business administration area.

Required courses for concentration

Four (4) courses selected from:

MKTG 3010 Consumer Behavior MKTG 3020 Advertising & Public Relations MKTG 3040 Professional Selling MKTG 4050 Sales Management MKTG 4060 Marketing Channels & Logistics MKTG 4100 E- Business Marketing MKTG 4200 Global Marketing MKTG 4300 Services Marketing ... [-]

Bachelor of Computer Science

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

Our degree programs follow the standards set by the professional organizations ACM, IEEE, and ABET. Students in Computer Science at CSU Bakersfield enjoy unique opportunities to utilize our world-class Robotics Laboratory and AI/Visualization Laboratory as well as other high-tech lab facilities. [+]

Program your future

As technology becomes an increasingly important part of our everyday lives, the disciplines of computer and electrical engineer and computer science are constantly changing. Our department at CSUB has also expanded and evolved, so we can continue to provide our students with the quality education they need to succeed in today’s challenging high-tech world.

Our degree programs follow the standards set by the professional organizations ACM, IEEE, and ABET. Students in Computer Science at CSU Bakersfield enjoy unique opportunities to utilize our world-class Robotics Laboratory and AI/Visualization Laboratory as well as other high-tech lab facilities.

Computer Science is the systematic study of algorithms that represent, transform, and transmit information. The field of computer science covers the full range of software and hardware applications that deal with operations on information. CSUB offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Computer Science with three tracks: Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Hardware. A Computer Science minor with several areas of specialization is also offered.... [-]


Bachelor

Bachelor in Accounting

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

The C.S.U.B. accounting program helps prepare students for a variety of career opportunities in public accounting, private accounting, and governmental accounting. It also helps prepare students for various professional certifications, including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certifications. See an advisor for more information about this program. [+]

The C.S.U.B. accounting program helps prepare students for a variety of career opportunities in public accounting, private accounting, and governmental accounting. It also helps prepare students for various professional certifications, including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certifications. See an advisor for more information about this program.

Requirements

Students must complete these 8 courses:

ACCT 2350* Business Law ACCT 3000 Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 3010 Intermediate Accounting II ACCT 3030 Managerial Accounting ACCT 3600** Accounting Information Systems ACCT 4000 Advanced and International Accounting ACCT 3250 or Fundamentals of Tax - Individuals ACCT 3260 and, Fundamentals of Tax - Business ACCT 4080 Auditing Application ... [-]

Bachelor Pre-Engineering

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

C.S.U. Bakersfield offers a pre-engineering program. Pre-engineering students attend C.S.U.B. for 2-3 years then transfer to an engineering school where they complete the upper-division curriculum and where they will graduate with a degree in engineering. [+]

C.S.U. Bakersfield offers a pre-engineering program. Pre-engineering students attend C.S.U.B. for 2-3 years then transfer to an engineering school where they complete the upper-division curriculum and where they will graduate with a degree in engineering. The C.S.U.B. pre-engineering program is a generic program, suitable for transfer to any engineering school and into any field of engineering. While transfer to other C.S.U. schools are the most seamless, many C.S.U.B. students transfer to UC schools, to private schools, and to schools all over the country.

Admission

There are no special admission requirements or procedures to enter the C.S.U.B. pre-engineering program. Like all C.S.U.B. students, you apply for admission using the C.S.U. Mentor site, students must obey all university rules regarding admission deadlines. Once admitted, you can be in the pre-engineering program merely by seeing a pre-engineering advisor and taking the recommended classes.... [-]


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CSU Bakersfield

Address 9001 Stockdale Highway
93311 Bakersfield, California, USA
Website http://www.csub.edu/
Phone +1 661-654-2011