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 this world-class university known for academic excellence, our commitment to diversity, social justice and inclusion and focus on student success.

The University Catalog is an important reference and guide for your academic journey at CSUN, including options on your path to graduation and information about your classes, your major and 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 staff look forward to supporting you, providing assistance and guidance during your time at CSUN.

At CSUN, we strive to create an environment where students feel empowered, 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.

I’m wishing you a productive and enjoyable academic year.

Erika D. Beck, Ph.D.