UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2016-2017

Academic First Year Experiences

The Academic First Year Experiences Program includes University 100 (The Freshman Seminar), the cohorted classes in the Freshman Connection, the First Year Experience Living Learning Community, the Freshman Common Reading Program, the Freshman Faculty Series, and additional academic programs serving significant numbers of first-year students and the faculty and staff who work with them. Mission …

Athletics, Intercollegiate

The University offers a broad program of competitive sports for both male and female student athletes. Teams compete at the NCAA Division I level, with most sports competing in the Big West Conference. Cal State Northridge Athletics is a diverse and broad-based sports program, which exists to provide highly skilled students with the opportunity to …

Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement supports CSUN’s mission to cultivate civic responsibility among students, faculty, and staff by facilitating service learning classes, promoting co-curricular engagement activities, implementing community based research, and fostering sustainable community partnerships. The Office of Community Engagement provides the following support to engaged faculty: Pedagogical development Risk management support Additional services, including …

Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development promotes faculty success by using evidence-based practices to support their teaching, scholarly and creative activities, and involvement in the community. By fulfilling this mission, the Office of Faculty Development will empower faculty to (1) apply effective learning-centered teaching practices, (2) develop habits that lead to increased fulfillment in scholarly and creative …

General Education Honors Program

The General Education Honors Program offers high-achieving CSUN students a diverse, enriched academic experience in General Education that promotes the fullest development of students’ academic potential. General Education Honors students enroll in special sections of GE courses taught by outstanding Northridge faculty. These courses satisfy required areas of the University’s General Education Program. Each GE Honors course receives …

General Education Paths

Students enrolled in the GE Paths program explore a special theme or major question from a multidisciplinary perspective as part of their general education coursework. The program offers six different paths: Arts, Media and Culture Evolutionary Thinking Global Studies Health and Wellness Principles of Sustainability Social Justice Students can select one path based on their …

International and Exchange Student Center

The International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) provides approximately 2,900 international students with immigration advisement and provides cross-cultural programming to positively underscore important issues of diversity. In addition, IESC provides services to the study abroad and exchange programs through allowing students the opportunity to explore another country and/or another institution within the United States. IESC provides services …

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) serves students who need assistance in courses or who desire to improve skills such as reading, writing, note taking, test taking and study strategies—skills necessary for effective university-level learning. The LRC also provides services that support, supplement and enrich the University’s regular academic curriculum. Writing Center: Writing Center consultants help students …

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Program at CSUN, UCLA Army

Students attending CSUN or surrounding community colleges can participate in the UCLA Army ROTC Program at CSUN. For more information, call or visit us at the ROTC Office on campus, located in Redwood Hall 120.

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Program, Air Force

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program’s mission is to develop young men and women into quality leaders for the United States Air Force. Air Force ROTC prepares college students to become Air Force Officers while also earning their college degrees. Air Force ROTC also offers a variety of scholarships for students currently …

Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI)

CSUN is a member of the Ocean Studies Institute (OSI), which is composed of the eight CSU’s in Southern California. OSI is a major partner in the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI), a consortium combining the marine resources of OSI and several other universities in Southern California. SCMI operates a small marine laboratory in Los Angeles …

Special Major

The Special Major is designed to meet the academic needs of students whose educational goals require study in at least three academic disciplines and cannot be achieved within the framework of existing majors and minors and within 120 units. The Special Major consists of a minimum of 44 units and a maximum of 66 semester units, …