President Erika D. Beck

Greetings, Matadors!

As the president of California State University, Northridge, I am pleased you have chosen CSUN for your educational journey. I hope you take great pride in being a student at a world-class university, known for its academic excellence, commitment to diversity, social justice and inclusion, and focus on student success.

During your studies at CSUN, the University Catalog will serve as an important reference and guide for your academic journey, options on your path to graduation, and information about your classes, your major and our campus policies. I encourage you to become familiar with the catalog to understand academic requirements, which will help ensure you graduate in a timely manner. Additionally, our academic advisors, faculty and others at CSUN are available to you for assistance and guidance.

At CSUN, we strive to create an environment where students can empower themselves, realize their potential, and become the leaders we need for a brighter, more learned and just future. With this in mind, I encourage you to get involved at CSUN through clubs, student government and other activities. The college years are a time of transformative personal and intellectual growth and exploration, and an opportunity to network and make lifelong friends, connections and memories. We are here to help make this happen for you and to support you in your educational pursuits.

Erika D. Beck, Ph.D.