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Admission, Records and Registration

WH C-290                    (310) 243-3600, (310) 243-3645

The Office of Admissions is responsible for establishing student records for all applicants to the University, the preparation of reports related to eligibility and appropriate transfer credit, correspondence and in-person communication about admission requirements and file completion, and residency for tuition purposes.

The Office of Records and Registration is responsible for the maintenance of all current and historical student records, registration and schedule adjustment, transcript services, graduation evaluation and certification, grade processing and changing, student enrollment certification and changes in student demographic information.


Advisement Center

WH A-220                                       (310) 243-3538

The University Advisement Center provides academic advising for new freshmen, undeclared majors, admission exceptions (special admits), and facilitates requests for exceptions in the General Education Program.  Academic advising is a process that helps students clarify educational objectives, goals and choices.  Academic advising assists students in achieving their potential by helping them understand themselves, use University resources, and explore career choices.

Students who have declared a major generally receive advising in their major department.  However, the Advisement Center is open to all students who have concerns about academic regulations or procedures, graduation requirements, community college course equivalencies, concurrent enrollment and other topics.  Specialized assistance for students on academic probation and subject to disqualification is provided.

University Advisement Center advisors want all students to make optimum use of the excellent and varied educational resources on campus.  Therefore, for unresolved advising questions, concerns, or problems, call or visit the Center where advisors will provide assistance or appropriate referrals.


Alumni Relations, Office of

WH C-490                                       (310) 243-2237

The CSU Dominguez Hills Office of Alumni Relations seeks to advance the welfare of the University, to promote common interests of its students and its alumni, and to serve as liaison with the University, alumni and the community. The Office of Alumni Relations sponsors a number of activities during the year, provides benefits to alumni, and presents and supports the mission of the University.

Today, the alumni of the University number over 42,000 and are found throughout the world.  All CSU Dominguez Hills graduates and former students are eligible for membership in the Alumni Association.  For further information about the Association, contact the Office of Alumni Relations.  To keep advised of the varied alumni activities, programs and events, alumni are urged to keep a current address on file in the Office of Alumni Relations.

Alumni Association members receive borrowing privileges at the University Library and notification of a wide variety of academic, athletic and cultural programs which give alumni an opportunity to participate in many University events throughout the year.

The Alumni Association helps support the Annual Fund, which provides financial assistance for various University activities.  Through these efforts, funds are provided for student and staff scholarships, student and staff professional development activities, and library and equipment support.


Art Gallery

LCH A-107                                      (310) 243-3334 or  (310) 243-3855

The University Art Gallery supports and enhances the Art Department instructional program while giving students from all disciplines a valuable opportunity to explore and experience contemporary and historical works of art from many cultures.  The over 2,000 foot square gallery can accommodate paintings and large sculptures by artists of local and national reputation. There are six exhibitions a year, the last being a multimedia show of works by CSU Dominguez Hills seniors. The gallery also is often used as a forum for student art critique classes, discussions with artists, and provides an opportunity for students and interns to participate in gallery installations and management.



Loker Student Union South Entrance (310) 243-3789

The University Bookstore provides all required textbooks and supplies for students and faculty and also offers general interest books, magazines, cards, gifts, insignia sportswear and general merchandise to accommodate the needs of the campus community.

Buyback of Textbooks is done all year long.  If the bookstore has a current order from a faculty member for texts needed for the upcoming semester, fifty (50) percent of the purchase price will be paid for books in resalable condition.  National market value is offered for books in resalable condition that are not needed by the bookstore but which are current at other schools.

Order your Textbooks and Spirit Merchandise Online:  All textbooks and merchandise are available for online order for pick-up or delivery!  Please visit our website:

Keep Your Receipt:  You must present your receipt for any exchange or refund. Do not write in or soil your book if you plan to exchange it.  We reserve the right to pass judgment on condition of returned items.  Defective new books will be replaced at once.

Full Refund will be given on textbooks for a one-week period from the first day of the term.

Personal Checks are accepted with proper identification and your name printed on the check.  We also accept VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, and DISCOVER.


Center for Learning and Academic Support (C.L.A.S.S.) 

SCC Building 11                                    (310) 243-3827

The Center for Learning and Academic Support (C.L.A.S.S.) provides tutoring and small group guided study sessions.  The services are offered free of charge to all CSUDH students.  Appointments are strongly encouraged and required for some types of sessions.  The center has computer workstations available for student use.  Stop by the C.L.A.S.S. or visit us on line at for more information.  If you want to arrange a study group, need help with some of your courses, or want a convenient place to study between classes, this is the place!


Child Development Center

EAC 1300                                       (310) 243-1015

Children of students, faculty or staff members may be eligible  to register in the on-campus Child Development Center.

Under the auspices of the College of Education and the Associated Students, the Center is a school for child development.  Teachers and student assistants observe and assist the children in carefully prepared indoor and  outdoor learning experiences.

Funded by a variety of sources including Associated Students and the State Department of Education, parents are charged a daily fee, but may qualify for subsidized services.  All children must be between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 10 years, toilet trained and in good health. Children are given breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.


Community Service Learning

SCC M-110                                     (310) 243-2438

Service-Learning is a classroom tool in use throughout the CSU system.  It pairs volunteer work with instruction to create unique learning experiences which students can utilize throughout their entire careers.  Students participate in the practical application of professional theories while providing community service at instructor-selected non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area, while instructors provide a structured format for students' reflection on their experiences.  Service-Learning can be implemented in any discipline.  Courses at CSU Dominguez Hills can be found in Philosophy, Sociology, Computer Science, Nursing and many more. 

To learn how you may participate in Service-Learning, please call the Office of Community Service-Learning for more information.


Desert Studies Consortium

California State University Fullerton                                  Department of Biology                                        McCarthy Hall  236B                                                      (714) 773-2428

The California Desert Studies Consortium consists of seven California State University campuses including Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona and San Bernardino.  The primary objectives of this consortium are to promote and provide physical and academic support for undergraduate educational programs in a variety of disciplines and to better understand and manage the physical and biological aspects of desert environments.  The CSU Desert Studies Center provides living and laboratory space for over 100 undergraduates at Soda Springs in the Mojave Desert, a location central to all high desert study areas.


Disabled Student Services

WH B-250                                       (310) 243-3660

Students with verified disabilities, which are permanent or temporary (e.g., broken bones, strained back, sprained etc.), are eligible for a variety of support services from the Disabled Student Services Office. Information regarding special facilities and services available to students with a disability  may be obtained from the Director of the Disabled Student Services Office, located in WH B-250, phone 243-3660 (voice) or 243-2028 (TDD).

Access to Campus and Facilities:  Classrooms and facilities are highly accessible. Disabled parking is available close to buildings.

Adapted Physical Education:  Adapted Physical Education classes are offered for students with disabilities.  These courses feature individualized exercise programs and instructional aids for those who require physical assistance.

Admission Assistance:  Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the office before applying for admission to obtain general information, assistance with reading and/or filling out forms, and to discuss special needs.

Auxiliary Services – Readers, Notetakers, Interpreters:  Full services are available at no cost to the student. Students and staff work cooperatively in the selection, supervision and dismissal of aides.  Support from the staff is available for those students requiring assistance in developing their supervisory skills.

Course Accommodations:  Staff consultation with faculty on appropriate changes in course assignments is available. Students are encouraged to plan for courses that require significant changes at least one semester in advance.

Department of Rehabilitation:  The office will assist students who have permanent disabilities in applying for services from the State Department of Rehabilitation.  Those who are found eligible for services may receive vocational counseling and guidance, training (with payment of costs such as books, fees, tuition, etc.), and job placement. Under certain circumstances students may also qualify for help with medical needs and transportation.

Diagnostic Assessment Services and Support: Diagnostic assessment of specific learning disabilities and the provision of the appropriate support services are available to qualified students.  Support services may include use of adaptive equipment, course modifications, use of auxiliary services (including tutoring), disability management advising, etc.

Disability Management Advising:  Advising is available to the student who wishes to explore increasing independence, improving communication with faculty about the disability and evaluating career choices against functional limitations. In addition to individual consultation, the office maintains an assistive device resource file and provides workshops on time management, supervision and management skills, and other topics.

Equipment: The following equipment is available for student use: tape recorders, Visualtek Closed Circuit TV, Optacon, talking calculator, Perkins Brailler, electric carts, wheelchairs, and adapted computers.

Housing: On-campus student apartments have 18 wheelchair accessible units, which have lowered kitchen counters, roll-in showers and other features.

Information and Referral:  The office provides general information and assistance in problem solving. Students routinely encounter difficulties not necessarily related to disability, and the office maintains close relationships with offices on and off campus that can provide special services, including personal and career counseling, job seeking skills training, financial aid, and more.

Registration Assistance/Priority Registration:  Students with disabilities participate in the usual registration process unless their disability precludes prolonged standing or walking, or in cases where students use auxiliary services. In these instances, students may obtain “Priority Registration” through this office.

In summary, the Disabled Student Services Office is committed to the student with a disability and to his/her right to an equal educational experience. The major focus is on the individual needs of the student. The goal is for the student with a disability to utilize the services provided to maximize independence and full integration into university life.


Educational Opportunity Program

WH D-350                                       (310) 243-3632

The Educational Opportunity Program (E.O.P.) is an alternate admission program that recruits and admits those students who may not meet the standard admissions requirements of the University, but who display the potential to succeed in the University. E.O.P. facilitates the enrollment and academic success of both the educationally and economically disadvantaged.  An application deadline exists for the Fall semester of each academic year.  New students and EOP transfer students from other California State Universities must file an application for admission by December 19.

Acceptance into the program is based upon an evaluation of the student’s past educational experience, completion of E.O.P. admissions packet (which may be used at all 22 campuses within the CSU), and a personal interview. Once admitted into E.O.P., students are provided with support services such as academic advisement, counseling,  and financial aid advisement to maximize their potential success.

Prospective students who do not meet standard admissions requirements are urged to apply for admission through the Educational Opportunity Program, and to contact the E.O.P. Office on campus to confirm the admission deadlines for each semester. 

Former E.O.P. students at CSU Dominguez Hills must apply directly to the E.O.P. Office for undergraduate readmission.  This procedure is necessary to ensure that admission, as well as financial assistance is rendered to the student in a timely manner.  Fall deadline for former E.O.P. students  is June 1.  Spring semester deadline for them  is November 1.


Food Services

Loker Student Union                         (310) 243-3814

Opening fall 2006:  Campus Dining Services will be available in the newly expanded Loker Student Union.  Hours of operation will vary, Mondy through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Our new food experience will include:  Fresh Fruit Juice Bar, Gourmet/Espresso Coffee Bar, Subway, Chinese/Asian Cuisine, Grill Concept, Mexican Concept and Italian Concept (all yet to be determined).

Complementing the fast food experience will be a Full Service Restaurant (upscale in decor and presentation) serving breakfast, lunch and dinner - waiter style and a Sports Pub/Student Program Lounge (serving hot and cold appetizers, beer and wine with TV's and staging for live entertainment).

Catering ( is available Monday through Saturday during operational hours.  Special Catering can be arranged anytime, any day including off campus.  Please see campus dining website for menus and forms related to catering and event planning.

Concessions and Event Services are available anytime during operational hours or can be arranged for any day of the week and at any hour.  Services include mobile concession unit, bbq's and other outdoor specialty equipment.

Vending Services are located throughout campus providing beverage, snack, and hot food selections with microwave. The primary vending locations are in SCC, ERC and SAC 2, with a variety of machines distributed around campus.

Grab & Go 1 & 2 (Convenience Stores) are located in Welch Hall and in the SBS buildings.  Grab & Go 1 (Welch Hall) includes a full service gourmet/espresso bar in addition to snacks, beverages and deli options.  Please see posted hours at each store.


Graduate Studies Office

WH A-340                                            (310) 243-3693

The Graduate Studies office provides initial information for new graduate students. Also available is information and advising for the Interdisciplinary Studies/Special Major graduate program (see Special Major section of University Catalog).  Information and applications for the Graduate Equity Fellowship program, the Forgivable Loan Program, the California Pre-Doctoral Program, and other fellowships are also available.


Health Center

SHC A-129                                      (310) 243-3629

The Student Health and Psychological Services unit includes student health services and psychological counseling services.  The unit provides an integrated approach for services designed to meet both the physical and emotional health needs of students.

Student Health Insurance

The Office of the Associated Students, Inc. makes available a supplementary health insurance plan for students.  The insurance plan provides benefits toward hospital and surgical expenses. Information concerning the medical insurance plan is available through the Office of the Associated Students, Inc. and the Student Health Center.

Student Health Services

The Student Health Center assists students in maintaining good health to successfully participate in the educational program of the campus.  Health services available include outpatient diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries, x-ray and clinical laboratory services, health education and consultation.  The Center has its own licensed pharmacy where students may get prescriptions filled and purchase over-the-counter items as well.  Referral to community health facilities is made for major illnesses or accidents beyond the scope of the Student Health Center.

The CSU system requires all new students born after January 1, 1957 either to submit proof of immunity to measles and rubella or  to be immunized against these diseases.  Students can get a combined measles/rubella vaccination free of charge at the Student Health Center.  Also, while not required, the American College Health Association currently encourages college students to obtain a second dose of the measles/rubella vaccine in addition to the one obtained in childhood.

Effective with the Fall 2000 semester, the CSU requires all new students age 18 and under either to submit proof of immunization against Hepatitis B, or to be immunized against this disease.  Students in this age group can receive the vaccine at the Student Health Center, free of charge.

Student Psychological Counseling Services                                             SHC A-141                    (310) 243-3818

The Student Health and Psychological Services unit invites students who are experiencing any type of personal or interpersonal problem to participate in a counseling experience.  This may include, but is not limited to, difficulties such as anxiety, depression, identity confusion, marital or family conflicts, drug and alcohol abuse, rehabilitation  programs or concerns about social relationships.    The overall goal is to work with each student individually so that their personal growth leads to the realization of successful college experiences.

Students are encouraged to seek counseling for maximizing their own growth potential and they may involve themselves in both individual and group counseling experiences.  Professionally trained counseling psychologists are available to work with students or to make appropriate referrals when indicated.  These counseling psychologists have several orientations, although the general counseling approach is geared toward the individual student. Students seen individually are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be explored within 12 sessions.  Students participating in groups are not limited to a set number of sessions, but are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be pursued through involvement in group counseling.  Also see "Psychological Counseling" under the Student Development section.


Information Technology

WH B-380                                       (310) 243-3702 or 3720

WH B-370 (I T Help Desk)                 (310) 243-2500

Information Technology (IT) provides a wide variety of support services to CSU Dominguez Hills faculty, staff, and students.  There are three units within the Division of Information Technology: Administrative Information Systems, Instructional Media Services, and Telecommunications Services.

q Administrative Information Systems (AIS) is responsible for the installation, customization, and support of administrative computing applications, including SCT Banner modules Student System, Financial Aid, and Alumni Development.  In addition, AIS administers and supports the Banner Voice Response and Kiosk modules.  A Web Services unit provides central Web services and maintains university Web servers, and  It also facilitates the campus-wide Web Developers Group, and creates and distributes IT publications.

q Instructional Media Services (IMS) provides media and technology in support of instructional programs, including the implementation of dozens of technology enhanced ("smart") classrooms.  Other IMS functions include:

   Distribution Services:  Distribution of media materials and equipment for classroom use.  Featuring a full complement of traditional and electronic media materials.  Contact Distribution Services at (310) 243-3834 or  Distribution Services is located in ERC C-108.

   Instructional Media Center (IMC):  The IMC is a technology enhanced learning lab and is open to CSUDH students and faculty.  It offers a wide variety of media materials including a library of more than 2000 films, 2500 videocassettes, 7500 audio cassettes, records and compact discs and over 4000 other materials on other formats.  A majority of these materials are digitized and can be accessed by a common digital interface in the Center and designated remote locations.  Contact the IMC AT (310) 243-3704,, or visit the Center in person at ERC C-121.

   Enhanced Tachnology Classroms (ETC's):  Commonly referred to as "Smart Classroms" there are now 42 classrooms which contain the ETC component of equipment (computer, projector, amplified sound system, VHS/DVD player, document camera, laptop connection all housed in a secure podium).  Facutly wishing instructions on the use of the podia or information on the location of ETC's should call (310) 243-2710.


q Telecommunications Services offers campus-wide e-mail and telephone services, instructional computing, application support, and network services.  Telecommunications Services is comprised of four department:

   Instructional Computing directs the student computer lab operation, including lab network administration. Computer lab consultants on duty can answer students technical questions.  Telephone (310) 243-3654.

   The IT Help Desk is the single point of contact for computer and network assistance both on and off campus for CSUDH faculty and staff.  In addition, the IT Help Desk coordinates computer training for faculty and staff.  Contact the IT Help Desk at (310) 243-2500 or

   Network Services provides and supports the enterprise network (backbone); enterprise messaging systems, including e-mail systems; and the creation of e-mailing lists for instructional use.

   Telephone Services supervises and maintains the University's telephone communications in support of faculty, staff, and students.

International Education Programs          

International Education Center

WH B-375                                       (310) 243-3919

Academic Year Programs

Developing intercultural communication skills and international understanding among its students is a vital mission of The California State University (CSU). Since its inception in 1963, the CSU International Program has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a full academic year.  More than 15,000 CSU students have taken advantage of this unique study option. 

International Program participants earn resident academic credit at their CSU campuses while they pursue full-time study at a host university or special study center abroad. The International Program serves the needs of students in over 100 designated academic majors. Affiliated with 70 recognized universities and institutions of higher education in 18 countries, the International Program also offers a wide selection of study locales and learning environments.  The affiliated institutions are:

Australia              Griffith University, Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology, University Queensland, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University;

Canada                The Universities of the Province of Quebec including: Bishop's University, Concordia University, McGill University, Université Laval,  Université de Montréal, Université du Quebec system ;

Chile                    Ponticifia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago);

China                   Peking University (Beijing)

Denmark             Denmark’s International Study Program (international education affiliate of the University of Copenhagen);

France                 Institut des Etudes Francaises pour Étudiants Étrangers, L'Académie d'Aix-Marseille  (Aix-en-Provence);   Universitiés de Paris III, IV,V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII; the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, and Université Evry;

Germany              Universität Tübingen; and a number of institutions of higher education in the Federal state of Baden-Württemberg;

Israel                   Tel Aviv University; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and University of Haifa;

Italy                     CSU Study Center (Florence), Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, and La Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze;

Japan                  Waseda University (Tokyo);

Korea                   Yonsei University (Seoul);

Mexico                Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro

New Zealand       Lincoln University (Christchurch) and Massey University (Palmerston North);

Spain                   Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad de               Granada;

Sweden                Uppsala Universitet;   

Taiwan                National Taiwan University (Taipei) and National Tsing Hua University;

United Kingdom   Bradford University, Bristol University, Hull University, Kingston University, Sheffield University, and  University of Wales, Swansea; and

Zimbabwe            The University of Zimbabwe (Harare).

The International Program pays all tuition and administrative costs for participating California resident students to the same extent that such funds would be expended to support similar costs in California. Participants are responsible for all personal costs, such as transportation, room and board, living expenses, and home campus fees. Financial aid, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, is available to qualified students.

To qualify for admission to the International Program, students must have upper division or graduate standing at a CSU campus by the time of departure. Students at the sophomore level may, however, participate in the intensive language acquisition programs in France, Germany, and Mexico.  California Community College transfer students are eligible to apply directly from their community colleges.  Students must also possess a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or  3.0, depending on the program for which they apply. Some programs also have language study and/or other course work prerequisites.

Additional information and application materials may be obtained from the International Education Center, WH B-375 (310) 243-3919 or by writing to The California State University International Programs, 401 Golden Shore, Sixth Floor, Long Beach, California  90802-4210. Visit us on the World Wide Web at

Semester and Summer Programs

CSUDH is also an associate member of University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), offering semester and summer programs as well as academic year programs in Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Ghana, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Thailand.  Programs are available in a number of academic disciplines, including language and cultural studies, business and management, social sciences, humanities, and sciences.  Students must possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.50.  Applications and information may be obtained from the International Education Center, WH B-375, (310) 243-3919.


International Emphasis

One of the major goals of CSU Dominguez Hills is to give all students the opportunity to better understand the effects of world affairs in relation to both the individual and society.  Accordingly, the University includes a Global Perspectives requirement in the General Studies program.   Many international and foreign language courses also are provided.  Special academic concentrations are available in international business and international politics for students who intend to specialize their studies in international education.

The University sponsors seminars, discussions and films on important international situations and events.  Working together
to sponsor various activities on campus is an International Center with a director of international programs; an International Education Committee composed of faculty, administrators, students and community members.  The University is working with community members to develop loan and scholarship funds for students who wish to study in a foreign country. 


International Student Services

International Education Center

WH B-375                                       (310) 243-2215

                                                      (310)516-4132 fax


The Office of International Student Services is centrally located where students from other countries who attend CSU Dominguez Hills may find a variety of services to assist them during their stay at the University.  Services include assistance relating to government regulations (extension of stay, school transfer, permits to reenter the country after an absence); information about employment, both on- and off-campus; referral service for academic advising and personal counseling; information regarding on- and off-campus housing; and a place where an international student may come to find someone
to talk to as a friend.

Immigration Requirements For Licensure

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193), also known as the Welfare Reform Act, includes provisions to eliminate eligibility for federal and state public benefits for certain categories of lawful immigrants as well as benefits for all illegal immigrants.

Students who will require a professional or commercial license provided by a local, state, or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the CSU may be training them must meet the immigration requirements of the new Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to achieve licensure.  Information concerning these requirements is available from the Office of International Student Services.



ERC 2nd Floor Entrance                   (310) 243-3714

The University Library, housed on the five floors of the Leo F. Cain Educational Resources Center (ERC), serves the needs of students, faculty and staff with a faculty of ten librarians and support staff.  The collection includes over 382,000 volumes as well as more than 26,000 periodical titles available in print and electronic formats.  With the exception of archival and reserve materials, all library materials are arranged on open shelves to facilitate maximum use of the collection and to encourage browsing or study in any field of interest.  A mutual use agreement covering all of the California State University libraries enables Dominguez Hills students to borrow materials from any of the 23 libraries within the CSU system with a current Dominguez Hills ID card. 

Library faculty at the Reference Desk offer assistance and instruction in the use of print and electronic library resources as well as delivering subject-oriented lectures and demonstrations to classes upon request.  Microcomputer workstations in the Reference area provide free electronic access to over 75 bibliographic, statistical, and full-text databases in the humanities and social sciences, business, education, medicine, psychology, public affairs, science and current news and events.  The Library Web page at provides links to the online public access catalog, Internet resources and University services as well as a comprehensive guide to Library collections and online databases.  Most of these databases are also available from off-campus to currently registered students, faculty, and university staff.

The Archives and Special Collections Department manages the University's archives, as well as the Local History Collection and other rare or unique materials.  The Board of Trustees has designated this department as the official repository for the system-wide California State University Historical Archives.


Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

SCC C-127                                      (310) 243-2098

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Post-baccalaureate Program is a federally funded program designed to increase the number of first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented minority (i.e. African American, Hispanic, and Native American) students who complete advanced degrees in all disciplines. This program is funded by the United States Department of Education for five years.

The McNair Scholars program is open to CSUDH sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Students must be committed to continuing their education with the goal of achieving a doctoral degree. Eligible students will also be first-generation and low-income or underrepresented minority, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and enrolled in a degree program at CSUDH.

The program provides a summer research experience, a research methodology course, workshops on entering, applying to and financing graduate school, GRE preparation, faculty mentors, and educational planning and support. In addition, the program provides supplementary support through a summer research stipend, travel to conferences, travel to Research I institutions, laptop computers, a student study lounge with internet accessible computers, and personal mentoring.

Students are encouraged to visit the McNair offices or the McNair website at to obtain more information and applications. Applications are due in the fall of each academic year. Interested students should contact the McNair Scholars Office.


Minority Student Research Programs

NSM B-104                                     (310) 243-3401

The Minority Student Research Programs (MSRP) Office houses federally-funded minority student research programs, including the Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U*STAR) and Bridges to the Baccalaureate Degree at CSUDH.  These Programs are designed to increase the participation of underrepresented minority (i.e. African American, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander) students in the biomedical sciences.  Both of these programs are funded by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and provide a laboratory research experience for the students.  Specifically, the U*STAR Program is an honors program (GPA>3.0) for CSUDH juniors and seniors that pays a stipend of over $10,000, tuition and fees as well as travel costs to a national meeting.  Included as part of this Program is the Pre-U*STAR component, which is a pool of students who participate in most of the U*STAR activities and as such represent potential U*STAR applicants.  The Bridges Program is a collaborative effort with Compton and El Camino Colleges designed to facilitate the attainment of a CSUDH baccalaureate degree in the sciences.  A common feature of both programs is an active collaboration with Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute (REI), which provides research laboratory opportunities for the students.  Another important component of these programs is making available to the participants seminars, workshops and other interactive events, very often involving nationally acclaimed scientists.  In addition, through the programs, the students receive very personalized mentoring and advising from Program personnel.

Another program housed and funded by MSRP is the Academy for Providing and Establishing Education Resources (PEER Academy) at CSUDH which was developed to provide a series of activities and resources that increase the interest and accomplishments of high school students, especially minority students, in the field science.  The PEER Academy offers a variety of services to support the development of strong, competitive college-bound students who are interested in pursuing a future in the sciences.  The Director of these Programs is Dr. Thomas Landefeld, who is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Scholarly Activities in the College of Arts and Sciences.

In addition to these two Programs, there is a Minority Biomedical Support Program (MBRS), directed by Dr. Laura Robles and  Initiatives for Minority Student Development (IMSD), coordinated also by Dr. Laura Robles. These programs have similar objectives to U*STAR and Bridges, are funded by NIGMS and share many activities and events with those Programs housed in the MSRP Office.

The MSRP and MBRS offices have a joint Student Center housed in NSM B-134 where science students can find information on scholarships, summer research programs, graduate/professional school admissions requirements, professional school entrance exam review guides, and a library focusing on several topics in the sciences from careers to writing application essays.  The Center is also a meeting/study area with five internet accessible computers.


Outreach and Information Services

WH B-245                                       (310) 243-3696

University Outreach Services implements informational and recruitment programs, and provides services to high schools, community colleges, other four-year universities, graduate schools, and business and industry  to encourage qualified students to attend CSU Dominguez Hills.  Outreach Services is located in Welch Hall.

Services provided by Outreach Services include: pre-admission advisement; individual and group tours; information about the University’s curricula and admission requirements, CSU Dominguez Hills, and financial aid presentations.

Information Center WH D-245

The Information Center, assists the campus population, prospective University applicants, and community members by providing essential, centralized information concerning campus resources, activities and programs.  The Center makes appropriate referrals to other campus units.  Brochures, maps, directories and other materials are available. 

The Center handles all application requests, provides tours, information on admission policies and procedures, gives pre-admission and general academic advising, maintains a centralized calendar of campus activities, and answers questions regarding fees, refund policies, withdrawal deadlines and other general academic policies.


Police, California State University

WH B-100                                       (310) 243-3639  

The California State University Police is a service-oriented campus agency that provides assistance to the campus community.  The Department is responsible for all law enforcement activities.  This includes foot and vehicle patrol, criminal investigations, recovery of property and apprehension of violators.

Crime Prevention programs are offered throughout the school year. These encompass a wide-variety of safety related topics. New programs can be developed to fulfill any specific need or concern.

The department provides traffic control, parking enforcement, safety activities, fire prevention, lost and found, information booth, and public fingerprinting.  The Student Patrol is an escort service available from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  An after-hours escort service is available by contacting the department directly.

Campus maps, general information and parking pamphlets are available from the Information Booth.  Guest parking permits are available from the department’s office.

University Police Officers are State Peace Officers who are trained and certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.  Their duties include the enforcement of federal, state, county and municipal laws as well as University regulations.

The Department prepares and submits a monthly Uniform Crime Report to the California Department of Justice.  The Department also enters reported stolen vehicles and property with serial numbers into the National Crime Information Center, allowing for recovery throughout the United States.

All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to contact any member of  the department regarding any problems regarding law enforcement or community  service. The California State University Police is open 24 hours a day, year-round.

California State University, Dominguez Hills' annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings, on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, and within the City of Carson.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.  You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the University Police at (310) 243-3639 or by accessing the following website,


Research and Funded Projects (ORFP), Office of

WH D-445                                       (310) 243-3756

The Office of Research and Funded Projects assists faculty with the identification of external funding sources for research and training projects and facilitates the preparation and submission of proposals.  It also coordinates three internal faculty award programs: The Sally Casanova Memorial RSCAAP Awards Program, the Foundation Proposal Development Program, and the Provost's Research Opportunity Program (PROP). The office coordinates the work of the Institutional Review Board that reviews proposals to use human subjects in research and oversees other areas of regulatory compliance associated with research activities.  The office is part of the Division of Academic Affairs and reports to the Provost/Vice President through the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

Additional details related to the services, staff, and activities of the office are available on the web at:


Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC)

U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AROTC)

The U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (AROTC) program at CSUDH offers leadership and management training to students interested in pursuing a career as an officer in the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard.  AROTC offers qualified students, two, three, and four year scholarships which lead to a commission as an Army Second Lieutenant.  ROTC classes are conducted at CSUDH.  For additional information, contact the Department of Military Science, CSUDH, at (310) 243-3002.



Student Affairs

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The division of Student Affairs is responsible for the recruitment, admission, registration, and the recording of educational processes of students.  In addition, the division is responsible for services and programs that enhance the quality of campus life.  The following units and programs operate through the division of Student Affairs:  Admissions, Athletics, Disabled Student Services, Educational Opportunity Program, Financial Aid, Student Health and Psychological Services, International Student Services, Loker University Student Union, Multicultural Center, New Student Orientation, Outreach & Information Services, Parking, Records and Registration, State University Police, Student Activities, Student Development, Counseling, Career & Employment Services, Student Enrollment Services, Student Life, University Student Housing, and Veteran's Affairs.


Student Development

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The Student Development Office (counseling, career and employment services) offers programs and educational experiences that complement the classroom experience.  The office staff assists students in learning processes and developing skills that will facilitate the attainment of educational, career and personal goals.  The office provides counseling services, career development and employment programs; coordinates the National Student Exchange; and teaches academic courses.  All of the Student Development programs and services are free to currently registered students of the University.  Appointments with counselors should be scheduled at least a week in advance because of heavy demands for services.

Career Planning

The Student Development Office offers career development and employment services, assists in the career planning needs of CSU  Dominguez Hills students, and serves as a link for the student between the academic world and the job market.  Career counseling  is available to help students formulate their life goals.  Assistance is provided in writing resumes, preparing for interviews and searching for employment.  To assist students in selecting, pursuing and obtaining meaningful employment and/or further academic training after graduation, the Student Development Office provides a variety of services such as workshops, seminars, career information day programs and assistance in a direct job search.  This office also assists students in seeking employment by listing opportunities for full-time positions, both on and off campus, and by conducting an on-campus job interview program. This latter program conducted during the academic year allows students the opportunity of being interviewed by prospective  employers.  A career center is maintained to provide information  on employers and occupations in business and industry.  Information regarding graduate and professional schools,  including applications, admissions criteria and financial aid, is available through the Student Development Office.  A workshop in choosing and applying for graduate school is also provided.     

Students preparing for a particular career field may request information from the Student Development Office about subsequent employment. This information includes data concerning average starting salary and the percentage of previously enrolled students who obtained employment.  The information provided may include data collected from either graduates of the campus or graduates of all campuses in The California State University.

Career Placement

The campus may furnish, upon request, information about the employment of students who graduate from programs or courses of study preparing students for a particular career field.  This information includes data concerning the average starting salary and the percentage of previously enrolled students who obtained employment.  The information may include data collected from either graduates of the campus or graduates of all campuses in the California State University system.  Contact the Student Development Office for more information.

Psychological Counseling

Situations arise in which students experience personal difficulties for which they might want professional help. In these cases, counseling psychologists are available in the Student Development Office.

The staff of the Student Development Office consists of professionally trained counseling psychologists having several orientations, although the general counseling approach is geared toward the individual student.  The overall goal is to work with each individual so that their personal growth leads to the realization of successful college experiences.  The Student Development Office handles both personal and career counseling and invites the participation of students who feel that their college careers are hampered by problems in the areas of human relations, social interactions, parental and/or marital conflicts, or identity confusion.

In this program, students may involve themselves in individual and/or group counseling experiences.  Students seen individually are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be explored within 12 sessions.  Students participating in groups are not limited to a set number of sessions, but are encouraged to set up realizable goals that can be pursued through involvement in group counseling.  

Student Support Services Program (SSS)

EAC 300                                               (310) 243-2816

Student Support Services Program (SSS) is located in the East Academic Complex, building 300.  The SSS program selects 160 low income, first generation or disabled CSUDH students who demonstrate a need for supplemental services including tutoring, advisement, cultural field trips and comprehensive education plans known as STEPs.  Tutoring takes place on a drop-in basis in the SSS office and in the Center for Learning and Academic Support Services (C.L.A.S.S.) SC 11311.  The program has computers available for student use in EAC 300.  For more information please contact the SSS office at (310) 243-2816.


Loker Student Union (LSU)

The Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker                                         Student Union, Inc.                    (310) 243-3559

The Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Student Union opened to the Dominguez Hills community in the fall of 1992.  Its purpose is to provide a dynamic educational, social, recreational and cultural environment for residential and commuter students, faculty, administrators and the local community. 

Student Union facilities, programs and services play an essential role in enriching University life and expanding the avenues through which the university educates students.  The Student Union is at the pedestrian crossroads of the campus, and serves as the hub of campus activity. Its staff is dedicated to providing convenient services, programs and facilities that enrich the quality of daily life for students and members of the campus and local community.  Toro Productions, the student programming board within the Student Union, works diligently to provide a multifaceted schedule of programs and activities throughout the academic year.  For more information or a schedule of events, contact Toro Productions at 310-243-2640.

With a Groundbreaking Ceremony in December 2004, the Loker Student Union initiated an exciting twenty-month construction project which includes the addition of 60,000 square feet and renovation of the original 60,000 square feet. Grand opening is scheduled for fall 2006. The new state-of-the-art Student Union will transform the student experience. Its contemporary design supports a building-wide wireless network, an expanded game room, a new University Bookstore, landscaped courtyards, enhanced food services, inviting lounges, patio seating, student organizations support space, commercial and banking services, discount amusement park ticket sales, meeting rooms and a 1,000 seat capacity Ballroom. Rooms can be reserved for special events and catering services provided; contact LSU Administrative Office for additional information.

Following the completion of construction, the Office of Student Life, Associated Students, Inc., University Bookstore, Campus Dining and the Multicultural Center will be located within the Student Union.  Please contact each office for their exact location during the construction period. 



Testing Office

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The Testing Office coordinates a variety of tests that are administered at various times throughout the year. Registration materials for the following nationally administered tests can be obtained from the Testing Office, WH A-210: ACT, CBEST, CSET, GMAT, LSAT, SAT I, SAT II, SSAT, MSAT, PRAXIS, Dental Admissions Testing Program and the Optometry Admissions Testing Program. In addition, the Testing Office administers the following tests:

  English Placement Test (EPT)

  Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM)

  Graduation Writing Examination (GWE)


  SAT I and SAT II

Candidates can register for the EPT/ELM and GWE at the Testing Office, WH A-210. Registration materials for CBEST, EPT, ELM, ACT, SAT I, and SAT II also are available at the Information Center, WH D-245.


Toro Experience Program

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The CSU Dominguez Hills Toro Experience Program (TEP) provides linked courses particularly for freshmen students that will assist them in achieving success in the university.  Student participants in the TEP take UNV 101, Personal, Social and Intellectual Development, in which they learn about the educational structure of the university, practice test-taking strategies and problem-solving techniques, participate in career development activities and learn how to make the best use of university resources.  They also take selected linked General Education courses that enrich basic skills in reading, writing, and information literacy while providing a stimulating intellectual environment.

For additional information, see the University Advisement Center, WH A-220 or call (310) 243-3538.


Veterans’ Affairs

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The Office of Veterans’ Affairs provides a wide variety of services and programs to assist veterans and their dependents in reaching their educational and career goals.  Services include pre-admission advisement, community referral services, veteran’s benefit counseling, information on legislation affecting veterans, special admission information and a tutorial assistance program for veterans experiencing academic problems.  The VA Work Study Program is available for veteran students in need of part-time employment
to continue their education.