Division of Academic Affairs
“California State University, Dominguez Hills is a particularly exciting place to be at this time, and we are pleased that you have decided to take advantage of the many academic programs and resources we offer. Signs of institutional growth are all around you here; we hope they are reflected in your intellectual and personal growth as you explore the “world of opportunity” before you. The entire University “family”—faculty, staff, administrators and your fellow students—will share with you in this part of your academic journey. Take advantage of all and you will be well on the way to a challenging and rewarding college experience and a promising future.”
Interim Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs
The academic programs of the University are organized in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Education. 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 learning. The College of Extended and International Education within Academic Affairs offers additional opportunities through distance learning, managing on-line degree programs in Nursing and Business and Public Administration 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.
The administrators in Central Academic Affairs include the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the Vice Provost, and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Each of these individuals can be relied on for assistance in facilitating student learning and achievement.
Another vital academic resource for students is the University Library which houses a variety of books, periodicals, and on-line data bases to support students in their academic endeavors. For more information, see the “Student 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. In conjunction with our role as a “Communiversity” in active partnership 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, insures 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.
Established in the Fall of 2004, as the result of a campus reorganization, the College of Arts and Humanities encompasses the disciplines of Africana Studies, Art, Asian Pacific Studies, Communication, Dance, Digital Media Art, English, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Music, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peace-Building, Theater Arts, and Women Studies. With this exciting array of programs, students are presented with many choices, choices that will shape their professional and personal lives forever.
Three of the four basic skills required of all students are taught in the College of Arts and Humanities: English composition, critical thinking, and oral communication. While other general education courses serve to broaden students’ understanding of the world in which they live, courses in the majors serve to deepen their knowledge of a particular subject matter. I encourage you to review the requirements and course lists for the General Education program and the majors that you are considering.
The liberal arts are too frequently viewed as having a limiting effect in the job market. However, from a real practical standpoint, the liberal arts produce individuals who have read broadly, can communicate effectively, are analytical, and are creative, adaptable problem-solvers. Our programs provide students with many opportunities for hands-on experiences, whether it is producing works of art, performing on a stage, conducting field research in Baja, recording oral histories in Compton, interning at a public relations firm, developing a lesson plan for a charter school, or traveling abroad to learn a second language. According to the Los Angeles Times (April 4, 2004), the “ability to rapidly integrate information, shape it into a usable form, and apply it to the position is an advantage, even over those who took a more trade-oriented approach to their education.”
The faculty in the College of Arts and Humanities are dedicated teacher-scholars who are prepared to inform, inspire, guide, and empower students. They are experts in their fields, most of whom have Ph.D.’s or other terminal degrees, and have strong publication records or are regionally, nationally, or internationally recognized for their creative products. CAH’s faculty is talented, caring, and diverse.
The College of Arts and Humanities truly does provide students with a world of opportunities
College of Arts and Humanities
Associate Dean, Carol Tubbs
Office Location: LIB G-503 Phone: (310) 243-3389
|Africana Studies Department||Munashe Furusa, Chair|
|Art Department||Michelle Allan, Chair|
|Asian-Pacific Studies Program||Jung-Sun Park, Coordinator|
|Chicano/Chicana Studies||Irene Vasquez, Chair|
|Communications Department||Edd Whetimore , Chair|
|Division of Performing||(vacant)|
|Visual and Digital Arts||(Vacant), Chair|
|Dance Program||Doris Ressl , Coordinator|
|Digital Media Arts Program (Television Arts)||George Vinovich, Coordinator|
|Music Program||Richard Kravchak, Coordinator|
|Theatre Arts Program||William DeLuca, Coordinator|
|English Department||C. Edward Zoerner, Chair|
|English Graduate Program||Andrea White, Coordinator|
|Foreign Languages Department||Miguel Dominguez, Chair|
|History Department||Jim Jeffers , Chair|
|Humanities Program||Lorna Fitzsimmons, Coordinator|
|Interdisciplinary Studies Department||Patricia Kalayjian, Chair|
|Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding Program||A. Marco Turk, Coordinator|
|Philosophy Department||Don Lewis, Chair|
|Women’s Studies||Ivonne Heinze-Balcazar , Coordinator|
Education is the key to the world of opportunity 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. The College of Business Administration and Public Policy provides students with the skills to turn data into useful information and 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 world of opportunity. Our second priority is to graduate Masters 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 world of opportunity 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 non-profit organizations and attend graduate 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, political science, and labor practice, research and theory. Faculty have been active in as practitioners in their respective fields throughout their careers. This expertise greatly enriches the quality of classroom education as well as other related experiences - 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 a citizen and future manager or public administrator, 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 so many opportunities 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 these attributes so critical to career success.
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 we invite you to visit the campus and the College of Business Administration and Public Policy. We want to become your business, economics, public administration, political science, or labor and applied studies program of choice and prepare you for the ever-evolving and exciting world of opportunity that awaits you.
James T. Strong, Dean,
Associate Dean, Kaye Bragg
Office Location: SBS B-306 Phone: (310) 243-3548
|Accounting and Finance Department||Mohamed El-Badawi, Chair|
|Applied Studies Program||Jeff Badrtalei, Director|
|Business Administration Program (MBA)||Ken Poertner, Director|
|Finance and Quantitative Methods Department||Mohamed El-Badawi, Chair|
|Information Systems and Operations Management Department||Raoul J. Freeman, Chair|
|Management and Marketing Department||Roger Berry, Chair|
|Political Science and Economics, Department||Richard Palmer, Chair|
|Public Administration and Public Policy Department||Iris Baxter, Chair|
|Internship Program||Carolyn Harris, Director|
|Undergraduate Business Advisement and Student Services||Albert Carpenter, Coordinator|
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, school psychologists, and school administrators for the urban, multicultural community. These programs are designed to offer high quality educational opportunities for students 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. The Blended Liberal Studies option is an accelerated program that provides an alternative route to teacher credentialing for upper division and community college transfer students pursing elementary teaching careers. The curriculum in this option blends upper division subject matter with credential course work and provides participants with early field experiences in schools.
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, Single Subject, and Education Specialist (special education) 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. Credentials and a Master of Arts Degree are offered in Special Education. Educational professionals 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. The Division offers credentials in Educational Administration and Pupil Personnel Services - School Counseling. Options for the Master of Arts Degree in Education include Counseling, Educational Administration, Individualized Program, Multicultural Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Technology Based Education.
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.
Lynne Cook, Dean,
Associate Dean (acting), Sharon Russell
Office Location: COE 1490 Phone: (310) 243-3510
|Division of Graduate Education||Farah Fisher, Chair|
|Department of Liberal Studies||Cynthia Grutzik, Chair|
|Division of Teacher Education||Diane Hembacher, 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, teleconference, the internet, 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; the Humanities External M.A. Degree; the Quality B.S. and M.S. degree programs; Open University; the American Language and Culture Program; Center for Mediated Instruction and Distance Learning; Learning in Retirement Programs; and International programs. Extended Education programs are largely financially self-supporting.
The University’s Extension program 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 Alcohol/Drug Counseling, Assistive Technology, Business Communication, Community College Teaching, Construction Management, Cyber Security, Digital Graphics, Early Childhood Teaching/Administration, Entertainment Technology, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Human Resource Management, IT Certification Programs, Medical Insurance Billing, Meeting and Event Planning, Orthotics, Production and Inventory Control, Professional Supervision, Prosthetics, Purchasing, Safety and Security, Technical Writing, Turf Maintenance, Video Game Design, Web Administration, and Web Design.
Extended Education offers a variety of travel study opportunities throughout the world. Ongoing programs include trips to Alaska, the Galapagos Islands, Mexico, Russia and Eastern Europe, Thailand, Vietnam and more. All trips are escorted by university faculty who are well acquainted with the cultural opportunities available in the country being visited. Successful completion of the study portion may earn university credit.
From June through the final week in August, Extended and International Education offers a comprehensive array of extension courses, travel study, certificate programs, professional and personal development courses, and youth programs. In addition an extensive schedule of degree-applicable courses is available for nonmatriculated students.
During the first three weeks of January, 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. Winter session courses are self-supporting and tuition and student fees are charged.
Humanities External M.A. Degree Program
CSU Dominguez Hills, through the College of Extended and International Education, offers a Master of Arts Degree Program in Humanities conducted through correspondence with telephone and e-mail communications 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 the humanities discipline.
Quality B.S. and M.S. Degree Programs
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 management personnel responsible for planning and assuring the quality of products and services. 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, management principles, and quality concepts. The Master of Science in Quality and the Master of Science in Quality with a Service and Health Care option prepare senior professionals to serve on quality teams in areas such as product management, design engineering, manufacturing engineering and service. Both degrees are designed to meet the needs of the working professional and are offered completely online.
The Center for Training and Development
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. The Center also provides workforce development training through ETP.
Certificate and degree programs may be designed to respond to corporate needs.
American Language and Culture Program
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. Students may take the Institutional TOEFL through the ALCP.
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 extension 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.
Center for Mediated Instruction and Distance Learning
The Center for Mediated Instruction and Distance Learning provides satellite and videoconferencing services and administers the 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 Quality Assurance, a Master of Science in Quality Assurance; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; a Mater of Science in Nursing; a Master of Arts in Behavioral Science, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding; a Master of Business Administration; a Master of Public Administration; a Master of Science in Engineering Management; Certificate programs in Assistive Technology, Production and Inventory Control; Purchasing; graduate and teacher education courses; the PACE undergraduate degree program; and selected high school classes.
Learning in Retirement
The College of Extended and International Education, with partial support from the Bernard Osher Foundation, sponsors the Bernard Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for seniors. The Institute is comprised of Omnilore, a learning community based on peer learning; OLLIonline, a technology based learning in retirement community designated for individuals who can not participate in on-campus programs; and the Osher Lecture Series, a lecture series taught by distinguished faculty and community leaders.
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.
College of Extended and International Education
Associate Dean, Joanne Zitelli
Office Location: EE 1300 Phone: (310) 243-3737
The College of Health and Human Services consists of six academic units. Degree and certificate programs are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within those units. Our dedicated faculty will assist you in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to be highly effective in the professional field of your choice; and in the process, help develop your confidence, critical thinking awareness, and ability to adapt to a changing and often complex health and human services environment.
The College’s academic units and some corresponding highlights are as follows:
➢ Division of Health Sciences:
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, Orthotics and Prosthetics, and Radiologic Technology. The program also offers a single subject matter equivalency for public school teaching.
Health Science offers a Master of Science in Health Science degree program in Professional Studies. The Professional Studies option offers three areas of concentration or tracks: healthcare management, research, and education. Classes are web-augmented and scheduled in the evening to accommodate working health professionals who are interested in career advancement and/or a career change within the various health professions disciplines.
Health Sciences offers a Master of Science in Health Science with an option in Gerontology. Classes are scheduled in the evening to accommodate working professionals interested in the field of gerontology.
➢ Division of Human Development:
The Division of Human Development consists of undergraduate programs in Human Services and Child Development and a Master’s degree program in Marital and Family Therapy - the latter prepares students for licensure.
➢ Division of Kinesiology and Recreation:
The Division of Kinesiology and Recreation offers various options in its undergraduate program in Physical Education: Athletic Training, Fitness Director, Pre-Physical Therapy, and teaching, along with Dance concentrations and minors in coaching and teaching. Subject matter equivalency is also offered in Physical Education and in Dance. Also on the undergraduate level can one focus on Recreation Administration and Therapeutic Recreation. A Physical Education Administration option is also available through the Master’s of Arts in Education.
➢ School of Nursing:
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.
➢ Department of Occupational Therapy:
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 bachelors degree in another major and wish to enter the field of occupational therapy.
➢ Department of Social Work:
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.
Many of you work in the health and human services field and look to advance in your career, update your knowledge and skills or learn new ones. Knowing how difficult this can be while employed, we have class schedules to accommodate your needs. Many classes are held in the evening, on weekends and in locations convenient for you. For in addition to teaching and learning on campus and via the web, our faculty also teaches in sites throughout the state of California.
After you review the offerings in the College of Health and Human Services, please give us a call if you have any questions. We would be delighted to tell you more about our excellent programs.
Mitchell T. Maki, Dean,
Associate Dean, Angela V. Albright
Office Location: WH A-310 Phone: (310) 243-2046
Advisement: College of Health and
|Division of Health Sciences||Pamela Krochalk|
|Clinical Science Program||Cheryl J. Harris, Coordinator|
|Health Science Program|
|Health Care Management||(vacant)|
|Orthotics and Prosthetics||Scott Hornbeak, Coordinator|
|Radiology Technology||Tuyen Bui, Coordinator|
|M.S. in Health Science|
|Professional Studies||Ellen Hope-Kearns, Coordinator|
|Gerontology||Matthew Ting, Coordinator|
|Division of Human Development||(vacant)|
|Human Services Program||Ginger Wilson, Coordinator|
|Child Development Program||Anupama Joshi, Coordinator|
|Marital and Family Therapy Program||Michele Linden|
|Division of Kinesiology and Recreation||Michael P. Ernst, Chair|
|Coaching||John Johnson, Coordinator|
|Fitness Director||Ben Zhou, Coordinator|
|Teaching||Carole Casten, Coordinator|
|Recreation and Leisure Studies||Mary Lou Cappel, Coordinator|
|School of Nursing||Carole A. Shea, Director|
|B.S. in Nursing Program||Laura Inouye, Coordinator|
|Masters Entry-Level Professional|
|Nursing Program||Patricia Hinchberger, Associate Director|
|M.S. in Nursing Program||Rose Welch, Coordinator|
|Family Nurse Practitioner||Gay Goss , Coordinator|
|Department of Occupational Therapy||Claudia Peyton, Chair|
|Department of Social Work||Larry Ortiz, Chair|
The core mission of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences is to prepare individuals for careers in scientific research, math/science education, or applied science fields such as medicine, dentistry, engineering, computer technology, and clinical psychology. Disciplines represented in the College include Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Sociology, Physics, Psychology, and Quality Assurance. 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).
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 graduate students in the sciences. The MBRS (RISE and SCORE) program is exemplary of this effort. Through a partnership with the American Psychological Association and the National Institute of General Medical Science, the Psychology Department has developed a program that introduces students to biomedically-related fields of psychology and pipelines them into graduate programs. In addition, through a collaboration with Californian State University-Fullerton, the Physics faculty at CSUDH have developed an Engineering Option in the Physic 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.
F. Hohm, Dean,
Associate Dean, Rod Hay
Office Location: LIB C-502 Phone: (310) 243-2547
|Anthropology Department||Jerry Moore, Chair|
|Behavioral Sciences (BA)||Linda Groff, Coordinator|
|Biology Department||John Thomlinson, Chair|
|Biology Graduate Program||Getachew Kidane, Coordinator|
|Chemistry Department||Noel Sturm, Chair|
|Computer Science Department||Mohsen Beheshti, Chair|
|Earth Sciences Department||Brenden McNulty, Chair|
|Mathematics Department||George Jennings, Chair|
|Physics Department||James Hill , Chair|
|Psychology Department||L. Mark Carrier, Chair|
|Psychology Graduate Program||Karen Mason, Coordinator|
|Sociology Department||Fumiko Hosokawa, Chair|
|Sociology Graduate Program||Sharon Squires, Coordinator|