Applied Studies Online

Distance Learning


Course Delivery and Online Instruction

Courses are offered online and are accessed via Blackboard: https://toro.csudh.edu/

Blackboard: Each course will be listed under the "Courses" tab.  By clicking on the course hyperlink, students should find a syllabus, course materials, assignments, discussion boards and tools such as your grade book.

Toromail: Students will also have a campus email address. Students will need to check their campus email and visit Blackboard regularly. All emails from instructors, fellow students and program administrators will be sent to your campus email.

If students do not check their email they may miss an important message from their instructor or a program administrator. It is essential students check their email frequently. Students can forward campus email to a personal email account.

The same username and password that students use to access the campus email will allow students to access Blackboard on the Learning Management System.

Students should receive their username in an email from the College of Extended and International Education. The username should be the student’s first initial, last name and a number. Students will need the username to access email and the course website.

Students must activate their accounts by going to http://my.csudh.edu and clicking on Activate Your Account. Initially the password should be the student’s date of birth (mmddyy, 6 digits, no spaces). If students are unable to activate their accounts, they should alert the CSUDH Helpdesk or call 310-243-2500.

Course Access and Duration

Beginning in the Fall 2015 term, there will be three, 15-week terms per year (fall, spring, and summer).

Students do not need to complete any of the courses in sequence except APS 300, which should be completed in the first or second term, and APS 490 which should be taken in senior year or last term. Students can complete all of the upper-division courses and earn a fully accredited Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies without ever coming to campus. (Generally speaking, a full-time student could expect to complete the program in as little as two years; a part-time student typically completes in a little over three years.)

Students can use the Applied Studies Program Sheet to track their progress in the program and determine what courses they need to fulfill the requirements for the bachelor's degree.