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Weekend College at CSU Dominguez Hills

Why pick Weekend College at Cal State Dominguez Hills?

Weekend College offers qualified transfer students the opportunity to achieve their BA in two academic years or less by attending classes on Saturdays, Sundays, and/or online.  We offer a major in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), a creative and exciting mix of courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with concentrations in either American Studies or Global Studies. Weekend College emphasizes thinking critically, reading analytically, doing research in a variety of fields, and writing with clarity and precision—all transferable skills that benefit our alumni in whatever careers or advanced studies they pursue. Weekend College can be both an online and an on-campus experience. While we recognize the utility of online classes, we also value bringing students together for careful mentoring and direct contact with our experienced and expert faculty as well as beneficial classroom interaction with other serious adult students.

What can I do with this degree?

A degree in Interdisciplinary Studies through Weekend College offers you not only educational flexibility but also specialization in either American Studies or Global Studies. If your desire is to advance in your current career and you consider a bachelor’s degree your ultimate goal, you will graduate with an excellent education in the liberal arts and sciences that maximizes your potential in any field. Rather than narrowing your career options, Interdisciplinary Studies opens doors to success in a wide range of fields.Is an advanced degree in your future? Interdisciplinary Studies through Weekend College prepares you well for a variety of CSUDH master’s degree programs, including Public Administration, English, Humanities, Counseling, Sociology, Psychology, Environmental Science, Social Work, and Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding. Our graduates also pursue advanced degrees in academic fields elsewhere and go on to professional schools for MBAs or JDs.

Highlights of Weekend College

  • Earn 15 units per semester by attending classes available in traditional, hybrid, and online formats
  • Complete your BA in four semesters or less if you transfer with 60 units and lower division general education requirements fulfilled
  • Enjoy a challenging academic program that prepares you well both for work and advanced study
  • Study with expert faculty from across the disciplines who emphasize important college-level skills employers want—problem solving, strong writing, practiced analytical expertise, research experience, and information literacy
  • Experience a curriculum that combines multiple disciplines to achieve a complex world view and that broadens rather than narrows your career possibilities
  • Benefit from state-supported tuition and small classes—no teaching assistants or large lecture classes
  • Receive personal advisement every semester of your enrollment to help ensure your success in Weekend College
  • Avoid traffic and parking hassles by coming to campus on weekends
  • Share your time and ideas with other, serious adult students who are as educationally committed as you are

Faculty

Patricia Kalayjian, PhD, Department Chair, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary
Studies (IDS)
Anne Choi, PhD, Assistant Professor of IDS
Cathy Jacobs, PhD, Lecturer of IDS
Vivian Price, Associate Professor of IDS

Program Contacts

1000 East Victoria Street, SCC 130, Carson, CA 90747
Telephone (310) 243-3640

Sample Curricula for American Studies Concentration and Global Studies Concentration are available to be downloaded.