The academic programs of the University are organized in the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, the College of Education, the College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing, and the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences. Within these administrative units, you will find a broad variety of both undergraduate and graduate programs designed to stimulate your intellectual curiosity and to prepare you for both a career and lifelong commitment to learning. The College of Extended and International Education within Academic Affairs offers additional opportunities through distance learning, and on-line degree programs as well as extensive additional credit and non-credit offerings, certificate and training programs. Each of these units is described in more detail immediately following this section.
In addition, the Leo F. Cain University Library is a vital academic resource, which houses a variety of books, periodicals, and on-line databases to support students in their academic endeavors. For more information, see the “Campus Services” section of this catalog that describes the Library’s function and mission within the University.
The University recognizes that the college experience is not simply a matter of books and study. Thus, we offer a variety of academic and cultural programs, clubs and honor societies, and student activities designed to provide co-curricular support for student success. Significant opportunities for students to be involved with their professors in meaningful research efforts are widely available and continuing to expand. In conjunction with our role as an active partner with the communities in our region, we offer a variety of service learning roles enabling students to put theory into practice. The unique diversity of this campus, recognized by national magazines and organizations, ensures that all CSUDH students will have the opportunity of learning and socializing with others of diverse ages, ethnicities, and races, thus preparing them to work effectively in a modern and global world.
The College of Arts and Humanities is the second largest college at California University Dominguez Hills and comprises a rich group of majors and programs of emphasis including Africana Studies, Art and Design, Asian Pacific Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Communications, Dance, Digital Media Arts, English, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies/PACE, Labor Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, Philosophy, Theater Arts, and Women's Studies. The arts and humanities are the academic heart and soul of the university and prepare students to explore contemporary and enduring questions in the world. They foster critical and creative thinking, civic knowledge, and ethical reasoning. Our departments and programs provide students with opportunities to engage in scholarly research, creativity and in-depth inquiry in their chosen fields. Twenty-first century life and enterprise have become ever more complex and diverse. Increasingly, creativity and imagination are recognized as key to success in today's world. It is no surprise that program offerings in the arts and humanities prepare students to lead in exciting and new developments in many arenas of life.
Our faculty and staff, who are accomplished teachers and experts in their fields, are dedicated to nurturing and mentoring students to become life long learners. As scholars and creative artists, our faculty have won numerous prestigious fellowships, awards, and research grants from such organizations as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fulbright Scholars Programs and their research, publications and creative activities have won national and international recognition. As university leaders, our faculty shape and develop curriculum and academic policy, and manage departments, institutes, and programs.
The College of Arts and Humanities exists for you. It is your home where you learn to decode, interpret, and understand as you prepare for life.
Office Location: LIB 5090 Phone: (310) 243-3389
Nancy Cheever, Chair
Timothy Chin, Chair
English, Graduate Program- Literature Option
Debra Best, Coordinator
English, Graduate Program- TESL Option
Vanessa Wenzell, Coordinator
Christopher Monty, Chair
Rudy Vanterpool, Coordinator
Interdisciplinary Studies Department
Anne Choi, Chair
Labor Studies Program
Vivian Price, Coordinator
Modern Languages Department
Ivonne Heinze-Balcazar, Chair
Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding Program
Brian Jarrett, Director
Sheela Pawar, Chair
Division of World Cultural and Gender Studies
Division of World Cultural and Gender Studies
Africana Studies Department
Rudy Vanterpool, Chair
Asian-Pacific Studies Program
Mary Lacanlale, Interim Coordinator
Chicana/Chicano Studies Department
Marisela Chavez, Chair
Women’s Studies Program
Division of Performing, Visual and Digital Media Arts
Art and Design Department
Michele Bury, Chair
Digital Media Arts Department
George Vinovich, Chair
Scott Morris, Chair
Theatre Arts and Dance Department
Doris Ressl, Chair
Education is the key to the workplace in the 21st century. Access to data has exploded due to the digital and Internet revolutions. However, the abundance of data in no way assures good decision making. Data must be converted to useful information through knowledgeable analysis. Such analysis can only occur through educated and informed individuals and systems. Additionally, students need effective communication and interpersonal skills. The College of Business Administration and Public Policy provides students with the skills to compete in the global markets of the 21st century.
Our first priority is to graduate baccalaureate students who can assume the full responsibility of an entry-level professional position in the private and public sectors. Our second priority is to graduate master's students who can assume managerial positions in private and public sector organizations. Our third priority is to provide our graduates with the lifelong learning skills and motivation to grow and evolve as the economy changes. Graduates of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy find career positions in both large and small private and public sector firms, start their own businesses, work in local, state and federal governments and agencies, and in nonprofit organizations, and attend graduate programs and law school.
At the heart of our program in preparing students for the future is the faculty in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy. I proudly state that our faculty comprise a cadre of dedicated professors who are committed to teaching and remaining current with business, public administration, economics, and political science, research and theory. Faculty have been active as practitioners in their respective fields throughout their careers. This expertise greatly enriches the quality of classroom education as well as other related experiences, such as on-site tours, internships, guest speakers and enhanced job placement opportunities upon graduation.
Our faculty have designed a curriculum that has as its primary objective the transfer of "best practices" in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. As citizens and future managers or public administrators, students must develop the cultural sensitivities, technological and communication skills, negotiating techniques and team-building expertise to function in the diverse global economy that presents many opportunities for career success. The cultural, ethnic, gender, social and economic diversity within the faculty and student population of the CSUDH College of Business Administration and Public Policy provides students with a unique setting to develop the attributes and skills necessary to compete effectively.
The College believes that leaders do not just react to opportunity but, in fact, take actions that shape the opportunity. On the following pages, we describe the educational programs offered in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, which are designed to shape the leaders that will create the world of opportunity in the 21st century.
We welcome inquiries and questions, and invite you to visit the campus and the College of Business Administration and Public Policy. We want to become your business, public administration, political science, or applied studies program of choice and prepare you for the ever-evolving and exciting world of opportunity that awaits you.
Office Location: SBS B-306
Assistant Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs
Accounting, Finance and Economics Department
Burhan Yavas, Chair
Applied Studies Program
Betty Vu, Director
Master of Business Administration Program (MBA)
Cathi Ryan, Coordinator
Information Systems and Operations Management Department
Myron Sheu, Chair
Management and Marketing Department
Public Administration and Public Policy Department
Elena Kulikov, Chair
Master of Public Administration Program (MPA)
April Uhlig, Coordinator
Undergraduate Business Advisement and Student Services
Albert Carpenter, Coordinator
Our mission is to collaborate to design and implement rigorous and relevant programs, recruit and support excellent candidates, develop interactive learning environments that foster student achievement and empowerment, pose critical questions, and engage in continuous improvement.
The College of Education houses the Department of Liberal Studies, the Division of Teacher Education, and the Division of Graduate Education. The College offers professional programs that prepare teachers, specialists in curriculum, multicultural education, and educational technology, counselors, and school administrators for the urban, multicultural community. These programs are designed to offer high quality educational opportunities for student at the undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, masters, and advanced levels.
Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary major for students who intend to become elementary classroom teachers. Courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies are designed to prepare future teachers to acquire content knowledge in the subject areas taught in elementary schools. In addition, some pre-school instructors find the Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies to be ideal preparation for planning and running the pre-kindergarten classroom.
Within the Division of Teacher Education are the basic credential programs for teaching in elementary, secondary, and special education classrooms. Student teaching and internship programs are offered through the Multiple Subject and Single Subject credential programs. The Multiple Subject Program prepares teachers for self-contained classrooms, usually kindergarten to grade six. The Single Subject Program is designed to prepare teachers for subject-specific teaching areas, generally in departmentalized classes at middle or high school.
Within the Division of Teacher Education are the basic credential programs for teaching in special education classrooms. Student teaching and internship programs are offered through the Education Specialist (Special Education) credentialing programs. Credentials and a Master of Arts Degree are offered in Special Education. Educational professional in Special Education are prepared to provide services to infants, children, and youth through the Early Childhood, Mild/Moderate, and Moderate/Severe Programs.
The Division of Graduate Education is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of the basic foundations and theories of education as well as advanced training in specific fields.
Many of the courses in the College of Education are offered during the late afternoons and evenings to accommodate the needs of working professionals. Courses and field experiences are also offered at several Professional Development Schools that were developed in partnership with school districts in the Los Angeles basin. These urban educational environments provide opportunities for future professionals to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Office Location: COE 1490 Phone: (310) 243-3510
Liberal Studies Department
Lisa Hutton, Chair
Division of Graduate Education
Division of Graduate Education
Anthony Normore, Chair
Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services
Adriean Mancillas, Coordinator
School Leadership Program
Antonia Issa Lahera, Coordinator
Division of Teacher Education
Ann Selmi, Chair
Deandrea Nelson, Chair
The CSU Dominguez Hills College of Extended and International Education provides access to the University's resources by offering degree, certificate, and credential programs and noncredit courses and workshops. Programs are offered both on-campus in Carson and at various locations throughout the area. Programs are also offered via television, online, and through traditional correspondence. The programs offer faculty the opportunity to experiment with both curriculum and instructional formats.
Extended Education programs include Extension; Travel Programs; Summer, Winter and other Special Sessions; Center for Training and Development; Humanities External M.A. Degree; Quality B.S. and M.S. degree programs; Open University; American Language and Culture Program; Center for Mediated Instruction and Distance Learning; OSHA Training Institute Programs; OSHER Lifelong Learning Program; and International programs. Extended Education programs are largely financially self-supporting.
Extension provides courses, seminars, workshops, conferences, symposia and a variety of other programs for continuing education of professionals, and for those interested in developing personal and professional goals.
Certificate programs offered include Advanced Safety and Health, Alcohol/Drug Counseling, Assistive Technology, Community College Teaching, Construction Project Management, Environmental Safety, Global Logistics, Grant Writing and Administration, Human Resource Management, Mediation and Conflict Management, Medical Insurance Billing, Meeting and Event Planning, Occupational Safety for Managers and Supervisors, Paralegal, Personal Fitness Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, Production and Inventory Control, Professional Safety and Health Certificate in Hospitality, Resort and Casino Gaming Industry, Professional Safety and Health Certificate in Oil, Gas and Petroleum Industry, Professional Supervision, Project Management, Purchasing, Security for Managers and Supervisors, Sports and Fitness Psychology, Technical Writing, and Web Design.
From June through the final week in August, Extended and International Education offers a comprehensive array of extension courses, study abroad programs, certificate programs, professional and personal development courses, and youth programs. In addition an extensive schedule of degree-applicable courses is available for matriculated and non-matriculated students.
From the end of the fall semester and through the first three weeks of January, and from the end of May through June, the University offers a series of 1, 2, and 3 unit courses designed primarily to meet the needs of students who wish to accelerate the completion of their degree programs. These courses earn residence credit and are open to any adult who meets the course prerequisites. Intersession courses are self-supporting and tuition and student fees are charged.
CSU Dominguez Hills, through the College of Extended and International Education, offers a Master of Arts in Humanities conducted online and through correspondence with telephone and email communication with faculty. This program is ideal for qualified persons who are unable to attend classes on campus and/or who prefer an independent approach to advanced education. Specially designed course guides lead students through examination of significant works, themes, methods, and periods in humanities disciplines.
CSU Dominguez Hills, through the College of Extended and International Education, offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs in the field of Quality. Quality is an interdisciplinary profession practiced by individuals responsible for planning and assuring the quality of products and services. Quality professionals are also frequently tasked with promoting organizational excellence through improvement programs. The Bachelor of Science in Quality and the Bachelor of Science in Quality with a Measurement Sciences option prepare entry level professionals and incorporate an interdisciplinary approach that blends basic sciences, technologies, and practical applications of quality concepts and methodologies.
The Master of Science in Quality and the Master of Science in Quality with a Service and Healthcare option prepare senior professionals to implement and facilitate appropriate quality management systems and quality improvement methodologies in a wide range of applications. The MSQA candidate has numerous industry specific courses allowing for program customization. Both degrees are designed to meet the needs of the working professional and are offered completely online.
The Center for Training and Development, a unit of Extended and International Education, develops and conducts specialized in-service training programs to meet the needs of business and industry as well as public institutions and nonprofit organizations. Programs include short courses, workshops, seminars and consulting services. Certificate and degree programs may be designed to respond to corporate needs.
The American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) is an intensive English program specifically designed for international students who wish to prepare themselves for study in a U.S. college or university or who wish to study English for personal, business, or professional reasons. The program provides intensive practice in reading, grammar, writing, conversation, and study skills.
International students may apply for conditional admission to the University through the ALCP. Submission of the required TOEFL score is necessary prior to the beginning of classes.
The ALCP coordinates a Study Abroad America program for international students who wish to study for one semester or one year in the United States.
The ALCP also offers both short term travel-study programs which combine English language studies with sight-seeing and/or visits to local businesses in the Los Angeles basin, and customized on-site language and culture training courses for corporations and other organizations.
Open University provides an opportunity for those who have not been admitted to the University to enroll in regular on-campus, degree-applicable courses. On a space-available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate courses are open to anyone 18 years or older who meets prerequisites and has the instructor's approval. Students enroll through the Extended and International Education Office and pay special session fees. Undergraduate students may apply up to 24 semester units earned through the program to a degree. Graduate students may apply a maximum of 9 semester units from Open University to a degree. Matriculated CSU students may not enroll through Open University.
The Center for Mediated Instruction and Distance Learning provides satellite and videoconferencing services and administers University Distance Learning programs. University programs and courses are delivered to homes, schools, and work sites using a combination of satellite, UHF, Digital TV, cable television, compressed video, videotapes, and the Internet. Current offerings include a Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies, Bachelor of Science in Quality Assurance, a Master of Science in Quality Assurance; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; a Master of Science in Nursing; a Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding; a Master of Business Administration; a Master of Public Administration; Certificate programs in Assistive Technology, Community College Teaching, Production and Inventory Control; Purchasing; Sport & Fitness Psychology; graduate and teacher education courses; and selected high school classes.
The College of Extended and International Education, with support from the Bernard Osher Foundation, sponsors the Bernard Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) for seniors.
The College administers training programs for international clients and degree programs offered abroad. The University, through the International Education Center, offers opportunities for student study abroad, faculty exchange and international travel.
The College has been designated by the U.S. Department of Labor as an OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC). The OTIEC offers a full range of occupational and environmental health and safety courses.
Office Location: EE 1300 Phone: (310) 243-3737
J. Kim McNutt
Associate Dean, Extended Education
Associate Dean, International Education
Communication Sciences and Disorders Program
Margaret (Dee) Parker, Coordinator
Humanities External Degree Program
Quality Assurance Program
The College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing prepares individuals to become occupational therapists, nurses, health care professionals, human service professionals, social workers, marriage and family therapists, child development specialists, orthotists and prosthetists, physical educators, fitness instructors, recreation specialists, clinical laboratory scientists, and radiation technologists. The College is made up of three Divisions, two Departments, one School, as well as a Student Service Center.
The mission of the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing is to address the overall health, mental health, and social needs of the human population. This goal is accomplished through an interdisciplinary preparation of students who will be equipped to deliver quality and comprehensive services within a multiethnic, multicultural, and multiclass society. Given our campus location, the College's programs address the needs and issues of individuals, families, and communities living in a diverse urban environment. Our students grow and thrive professionally and personally. As a result, our graduates are certain about the contributions they can make to society in their chosen profession.
The impact that our graduates make on society is limitless. There is no service more fundamental to society than educating children, ensuring the health and physical well-being of society's members, and the maintaining the mental health and social well-being of each member and community.
We look forward to being a significant part of your preparation.
Office Location: Welch Hall A-310 Phone: (310) 243-2046
The College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing is home to academic programs for students interested in fostering physical, psychological and familial well-being of individuals. Our talented and dedicated faculty prepares professionals to work with populations in need of support and service in the areas of mental, physical and interpersonal health. The wide array of programs offered by the College share common features – a rigorous curriculum recognized by professionals in the field, nurturance of high academic standards, and opportunities to practice skills in the field under expert supervision. The College's academic units and some corresponding highlights are as follows:
The Division of Health Sciences consists of programs in Clinical Science and Health Science. Clinical Science offers one of the few four-year curricula in the country leading to a bachelor's degree and eligibility to take professional certifying examinations in medical technology and Cytotechnology.
Health Science offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with options in Community Health, Health Care Management, and Radiologic Technology, as well as a Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics.
The Division of Human Development consists of undergraduate programs in Child Development and Human Services, a Master's degree program in Marital and Family Therapy, and a postbaccalaureate certificate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The Division of Kinesiology and Recreation offers various options in its undergraduate program in Physical Education: Fitness Director, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Teaching in Physical Education. Subject matter equivalency is also offered in Physical Education. A Master's degree with a Physical Education Administration option is also offered.
The School of Nursing is a trendsetter in health care education in California and the nation. If you are currently a registered nurse and want to earn a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing, you will find our program flexible and available with innovative and updated curriculum with multiple delivery modes from which to choose, including web-based curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School of Nursing also offers an entry level Master's degree program. This program offers individuals with a bachelor's degree in a related field the pathway to becoming a registered nurse and earning a master's degree in nursing.
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) is offered as an entry-level first professional degree. The program accepts student applicants who have completed a bachelor's degree in another major and wish to enter the field of occupational therapy.
The Department of Social Work offers the Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. This degree is required for licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The degree is offered through both full-time and part-time programs.
Division of Health Sciences WH A-330 Phone: (310) 243-3748
Division of Health Sciences
Pamela Krochalk, Chair
Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
Mark Muller, Director
Clinical Science Program
Cheryl J. Harris, Coordinator
Division of Human Development WH A-330 Phone: (310) 243-2223
Child Development Program
Kimberley Radmacher, Acting Coordinator
Human Services Program
Phu Phan, Coordinator
Marital and Family Therapy Program
Michael G. Laurent, Coordinator
Division of Kinesiology and Recreation SAC 1138 Phone: (310) 243-3761
Division of Kinesiology and Recreation
Michael Ernst, Chair
John Johnson, Coordinator
George Wing, Coordinator
Scott Cheatham, Coordinator
Physical Education Teaching
Carole Casten, Coordinator
Physical Education Administration
Lee Hancock, Coordinator
School of Nursing WH 310/320/335 Phone: (310) 243-3596/1050
School of Nursing
Kathleen Chai, Interim Director
Undergraduate Nursing Program (BSN)
Nop Ratanasiripong, Coordinator
Graduate Nursing Program (MSN)
Terri Ares, Coordinator
Kathleen Chai, Director
Family Nurse Practitioner
Sharon Johnson, Director
Department of Occupational Therapy WH 320 Phone: (310) 243-2726/2565
Occupational Therapy Program
Terry Peralta, Coordinator
Department of Social Work WH 358 (310) 243-3170/2678
Social Work Program
Mekada Graham, Chair
The core mission of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences is to prepare individuals for careers in scientific research, math/science education, behavioral/social sciences, or applied science fields such as medicine, dentistry, engineering, computer technology, and clinical psychology. Disciplines represented in the College include Anthropology, Behavioral Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Geography, Mathematics, Sociology, Physics, Political Science and Psychology. The College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences contributes to the general education program in three ways; first, through its offering of mathematics courses designed for students to develop basic quantitative skills, secondly, through the offering of non-major courses that introduce students to general scientific concepts and methods, and, thirdly, through the offering of upper-division integrative studies courses in Science, Math, and Technology (SMT) and Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS).
In an increasingly technological society, graduates with degrees in natural or computational sciences are in high demand. Public schools, in particular, are aggressively recruiting highly qualified teachers in math and science to prepare the next generation of scientists and science educators. Virtually every organization needs individuals who can coordinate their electronic communication networks, maintain their hardware and software, and manage large databases. State and Federal agencies allocate billions of dollars each year for biomedically related research of various kinds, including psychological research, ultimately in pursuit of cures for the numerous illnesses and diseases that plague humankind today and to save our environment. Still other Federal agencies award large grants for military and outer space research. Careers in the natural and behavioral sciences can be very lucrative and personally rewarding.
The College prides itself on being the home of a number of outstanding teaching award recipients. As teacher-scholars, they are devoted to teaching in both the lecture format as well as the hands-on laboratory format, where students learn firsthand what it means to "do science." To their credit, faculty in the College have received Federal training grants to provide support for minority undergraduate students in the sciences. The National Institutes of Health sponsored MBRS RISE and MARC USTAR programs are exemplary of this effort. Students graduating from RISE and USTAR continue in top Ph.D. programs at universities across the country and become part of the nation's biomedical workforce. In addition, through a collaboration with California State University-Fullerton, the Physics faculty at CSUDH have developed an Engineering Option in the Physics undergraduate program that prepares students for immediate entry into the Electrical Engineering graduate program at Fullerton.
In summary, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences offers a world of opportunities for its students.
Office Location: LIB 5734 Phone: (310) 243-2547
Jerry Moore, Chair
Salvatore Russo, Coordinator
Helen Chun, Chair
Biology Graduate Program
Hee-Kwang Choi, Coordinator
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Tilly Wang, Chair
Computer Science Department
Mohsen Beheshti, Chair
Computer Science Graduate Program
Jack Han, Coordinator
Earth Science and Geography Department
Brendan McNulty, Chair
Environmental Science Graduate Program
Ashish Sinha, Coordinator
Matthew Jones, Chair
John Price, Chair
Political Science Department
David Dixon, Chair
Carl Sneed, Chair
Psychology Graduate Program
Karen Wilson, Coordinator
Science, Mathematics and Technology
Kenneth Ganezer, Coordinator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Ivonne Heinze-Balcazar, Coordinator
Kara Dellacioppa, Chair