The University – CSU Dominguez Hills
California State University, Dominguez Hills is located on the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. Its 346-acre campus was in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family through seven generations, from its concession to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784 to its acquisition by the people of the state for the University.
The Legislature of the state of California authorized the establishment of this University in 1960, and the first students were enrolled in the fall of 1965. The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial and transportation complex. Moreover, it is central in a population that is international and multi-ethnic, and the people of this area are genuinely heterogeneous; cultural pluralism is a major characteristic of the University. At the same time, there is a continuing focus on the Hispanic heritage of California.
California State University, Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive urban university, located in the city of Carson and primarily serving the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The University is a multicultural, multiethnic teaching and learning community dedicated to excellence and committed to educating a student population of unprecedented diversity for leadership roles in the global community of the 21st Century. We invite international perspectives, cultivate programs that serve students from other nations, and encourage our students and faculty to participate in programs in other countries. We are committed to excellence and pluralism in higher education to further the goals of a democratic society through wide participation and civic responsibility in community, social, and economic affairs.
California State University, Dominguez Hills realizes the principles of educational opportunity and excellence by providing access to a wide range of educational programs and student-centered services. Building on its core of liberal arts and sciences, the university offers programs in a variety of educational and technological modes that enables students to develop intellectually, personally, and professionally. These programs are offered at times and locations convenient for the students we serve.
California State University, Dominguez Hills pursues productive relationships with educational, public sector, and business communities, by developing programs that address contemporary social concerns while fulfilling the University’s commitment to teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity, and services.
CSU Dominguez Hills has been designated as a member of Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a group of more than 1,200 colleges and universities providing post-secondary education to members of the military throughout the world. As an SOC member, CSU Dominguez Hills recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and has committed itself to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training and experiences. SOC has been developed jointly by educational representatives of each of the Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and a consortium of 13 leading national higher education associations; it is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges.
Dr. Boice Bowman
Mr. William H. Brown
Dr. Mohamed El-Badawi
Mr. Clifford Cannon
Ms. Theresa Cuarenta
Mr. Ifeanyi Ebigbo
Mr. James D. Flynn
Mr. David Gamboa
Mr. James Gierlich
Mr. James C. (Chris) Hall
Mr. Herbert Harry
Ms. Pilar Hoyos
Ms. Del Huff
Honorable Helen S. Kawagoe
Mr. Llewellyn (Llyn) King, Jr.
Ms. Janet Levine
Dr. Brendan McNulty
Mr. Ken Putnam
Ms. Mary Ann Rodriguez
Mr. George Schmeltzer
Dr. Sam Wiley
Ms. Patricia Williams
Mr. Randy Zarn
Mrs. Katherine Loker
The Western Association of School and Colleges’ (WASC) Handbook of Accreditation, January 2001 (page 8), states that voluntary, nongovernmental accreditation of both institutions and programs is a unique characteristic of American education that establishes standards of quality and effectiveness. The specific purposes of accreditation are:
- To assure the academic community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an institution/program has clearly defined objectives appropriate to higher education;
- To encourage institutional/programmatic development and improvement through self study and periodic evaluation by qualified peer professionals;
- To promote institutional engagement with issues of educational effectiveness and student learning and to develop and share good practices in assessing and improving the teaching and learning process;
- To promote a culture of evidence where indicators of performance regularly developed and data collected to inform institutional decision making, planning, and improvement;
- To develop systems of review and evaluation that are adaptive to institutional context, build on institutional evidence and support rigorous review; and
- To promote interchange of ideas among educational institutions/programs through peer review.
CSU Dominguez Hills is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges [located at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001], which is one of six major regional accreditation agencies in the United States.
CSU Dominguez Hills is also accredited/approved by other agencies in the following special fields.
- Business Administration: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) located at 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, KS 66211.
- Chemistry: American Chemical Society, Committee on Professional Training located at 1155 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
- Clinical Sciences:
* Cytotechnology Option: Affiliate accredited by the Programs Review Committee of the American Society of Cytopathology, sponsored by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) located at 35 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208.
* Medical Technology Option: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) located at 8410 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631.
- Computer Science: Computing Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) located at 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202.
- Education: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) located at 1919 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 202, Washington, DC 20006, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) located at 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814-7000.
- Health Science:
* Ohotics and Prosthetics: Affiliate accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) located at 1650 King Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA, 22314 and sponsored by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) located at 35 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208.
- Music: The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190.
- Nursing: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education located at One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120. Approval of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program by the California Board of Registered Nursing at P.O. Box, 94420, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100.
- Occupational Therapy: The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) accredits educational programs for the occupational therapist. The standards comply with the United States Department of Education (USDE) criteria for recognition of accrediting agencies. Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220.
- Public Administration: National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) located at 1120 G. Street, N.W., Ste. 520, Washington, DC 20005.
- Social Work (MSW): Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) located at 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457, (703) 683-8080, fax (703) 683-8099.
- Theatre Arts: National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) located at 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190 (Associate Membership).