UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Programs

B.A., Child and Adolescent Development

Applied Developmental Science

The Department of Child and Adolescent Development offers an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary undergraduate degree program focusing on the study of human development from conception through emerging adulthood. The degree program leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development. Students elect to complete the option in Applied Developmental Science or the option in …

B.A., Child and Adolescent Development

Early Childhood Development

The Department of Child and Adolescent Development offers an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary undergraduate degree program focusing on the study of human development from conception through emerging adulthood. The degree program leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development. Students elect to complete the option in Applied Developmental Science or the option in …

B.A., Communicative Disorders

The Communicative Disorders major involves studies in the disciplines of speech and hearing sciences, audiology and speech-language pathology. The undergraduate program offers an emphasis in either Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. Graduate programs within the department include the Master of Science in Communicative Disorders as well as the Doctor of Audiology.

B.S., Athletic Training

Notice: The new accreditation standards for professional programs in athletic training require that the professional degree be offered at the master’s level. As a result, the Athletic Training Program/Major will accept its last cohort for the B.S. in Athletic Training in Spring 2020 and plans to accept the first cohort for the proposed M.S. in …

B.S., Environmental and Occupational Health

Industrial Hygiene

Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) is concerned with the biological, chemical and physical factors affecting human health and the environment. The major provides a solid science-based education with practical applications for a safer and healthier environment. As a result, graduates work in a variety of high-demand jobs, such as air quality, water quality, food safety, …

B.S., Environmental and Occupational Health

Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) is concerned with the biological, chemical and physical factors affecting human health and the environment. The major provides a solid science-based education with practical applications for a safer and healthier environment. As a result, graduates work in a variety of high-demand jobs, such as air quality, water quality, food safety, …

B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences

Apparel Design and Merchandising

Family and Consumer Sciences encompasses the study of the relationships among people and their personal environments. The department focuses on the impact of the physical, biological, social and economic environments on human behavior and development. Students who major in Family and Consumer Sciences learn to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities …

B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences

Consumer Affairs

Family and Consumer Sciences encompasses the study of the relationships among people and their personal environments. The department focuses on the impact of the physical, biological, social and economic environments on human behavior and development. Students who major in Family and Consumer Sciences learn to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities …

B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Family and Consumer Sciences encompasses the study of the relationships among people and their personal environments. The department focuses on the impact of the physical, biological, social and economic environments on human behavior and development. Students who major in Family and Consumer Sciences learn to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities …

B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences

Family Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences encompasses the study of the relationships among people and their personal environments. The department focuses on the impact of the physical, biological, social and economic environments on human behavior and development. Students who major in Family and Consumer Sciences learn to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities …

B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences

Interior Design

Family and Consumer Sciences encompasses the study of the relationships among people and their personal environments. The department focuses on the impact of the physical, biological, social and economic environments on human behavior and development. Students who major in Family and Consumer Sciences learn to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities …

B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science

Family and Consumer Sciences encompasses the study of the relationships among people and their personal environments. The department focuses on the impact of the physical, biological, social and economic environments on human behavior and development. Students who major in Family and Consumer Sciences learn to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities …

B.S., Health Administration

The B.S. in Health Administration degree program provides initial preparation for careers in health services administration, and for those already employed, an opportunity to continue their professional advancement. The undergraduate curriculum also prepares the individual to enter the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) degree program. Further education at the graduate level often is …

B.S., Kinesiology

Exercise Science

The word kinesiology comes from the Greek word kinesis, which means to move. Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement. The discipline of kinesiology is dedicated to the study of human movement and physical activity as it relates to sport, dance and exercise. This option is designed to prepare the …

B.S., Kinesiology

Dance

The word kinesiology comes from the Greek word kinesis, which means to move. Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement. The discipline of kinesiology is dedicated to the study of human movement and physical activity as it relates to sport, dance and exercise. This option is designed to provide a …

B.S., Kinesiology

Sport Studies

The word kinesiology comes from the Greek word kinesis, which means to move. Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement. The discipline of kinesiology is dedicated to the study of human movement and physical activity as it relates to sport, dance and exercise. This option is designed for students who …

B.S., Kinesiology

Applied Fitness and Active Lifestyle Development

The word kinesiology comes from the Greek word kinesis, which means to move. Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement. The discipline of kinesiology is dedicated to the study of human movement and physical activity as it relates to sport, dance and exercise. This option is designed to prepare the …

B.S., Kinesiology

Physical Education

The word kinesiology comes from the Greek word kinesis, which means “to move.” Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement. At CSUN, the discipline of kinesiology is dedicated to the study of human movement and physical activity as it relates to sport, dance and exercise. This option provides the subject …

B.S., Public Health

The B.S. in Public Health program serves students who are interested in pursuing careers in public health. The program prepares students to plan, implement and evaluate health and human service programs and to work in the field of public health. Graduates of this program are employed by public and private health and human service agencies …

B.S., Radiologic Sciences

The Radiologic Sciences B.S. degree program prepares practitioners (radiologic technologists) to work with patients and physicians, performing a wide variety of diagnostic imaging procedures within the radiology (X-ray) department. The radiologic technologists must know the principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiographic imaging, radiation safety, the operation of many types of X-ray and computerized equipment, the …

B.S., Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management

Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management (B.S. degree program): Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation professionals can make a difference in the quality of life for all citizens by encouraging and facilitating the positive use of leisure time, whether that is while at home, traveling, engaging in recreation, recreational sport or entertainment. The Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management …

B.S.N., Nursing

Accelerated

This option for earning the B.S.N. is designed for second-degree students who hold a minimum of a B.A. or B.S. degree in any field and who have completed necessary prerequisite courses and admission requirements. The program of study is intense, and nursing courses required for licensure are completed within four semesters. This B.S.N. option builds on …

B.S.N., Nursing

R.N. to B.S.N.

The R.N.-B.S. degree in Nursing program is designed to articulate with community college programs and provide a baccalaureate completion program for licensed R.N.s with an associate degree in Nursing or its equivalent. The B.S.N. framework emphasizes the practice of professional nursing, including the design of nursing systems to provide assistance to individuals, families, groups, communities …

Minor in Apparel Merchandising

The minor in Apparel Merchandising is designed for those students wanting some expertise in apparel merchandising as an adjunct to their major fields in marketing, journalism, consumer affairs, communications, advertising, etc.

Minor in Child and Adolescent Development

The minor allows students to gain an introduction to the study of Child and Adolescent Development. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the minor complements a variety of majors.

Minor in Child-Care Administration

The minor in Child-Care Administration meets requirements for Title 22 Child Care Permit.

Minor in Dance

The minor in Dance is designed to provide a basis for dance experience and potential employment opportunities in the field of performance, choreography and teaching. In order to prepare for the professional demands of dance, there are five domains in the dance minor: technique, pedagogy, world dance/cultural diversity, choreography and production. The Dance minor focuses …

Minor in Environmental and Occupational Health

The minor in Environmental and Occupational Health consists of 53 units.

Minor in Family and Consumer Sciences

The minor in Family and Consumer Sciences is suitable for secondary and elementary teaching credentials.

Minor in Family Studies

The Family Studies minor consists of 18 units.

Minor in Food Science

The Food Science minor consists of 43 units.

Minor in Gerontology

The interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology is offered by the College of Health and Human Development. The minor complements many other academic majors, and many of the courses satisfy the requirements or electives for other programs. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the field of aging. Graduates with …

Minor in Health Sciences for Teachers

The Health Sciences for Teachers minor provides students who have or are about to receive a California teaching credential with the opportunity to obtain a Supplemental Authorization in Health Science. Contact the Credential Office for more information.

Minor in Hospitality and Tourism

The department offers three distinct minor programs to meet the needs of professional education within the RTM field and the university. The three minors are: (1) Recreation Management, (2) Hospitality and Tourism, and (3) Leadership through Adventure. The Hospitality and Tourism minor provides students with an understanding of how the leisure experience is facilitated through …

Minor in Human Lactation

This minor prepares students for entry-level positions as lactation educators.

Minor in Leadership Through Adventure

The department offers three distinct minor programs to meet the needs of professional education within the RTM field and the university. The three minors are: (1) Recreation Management, (2) Hospitality and Tourism, and (3) Leadership through Adventure. Leadership development is a critical need within our society today. Leadership is identified as a central competency for …

Minor in Recreation Management

The department offers three distinct minor programs to meet the needs of professional education within the RTM field and the university. The three minors are: (1) Recreation Management, (2) Hospitality and Tourism, and (3) Leadership through Adventure. The Recreation Management minor allows for students in other disciplines to develop several core competencies in the recreation …

M.P.H., Public Health

Applied Epidemiology

The mission of the CSUN Public Health program is to prepare professionals to: Identify and assess needs and assets of diverse communities. Plan, implement and evaluate programs. Apply analytic and research methodologies to public health practice. Serve as leaders and advocates in their community and profession. Provide solutions for current and future public health challenges. …

M.P.H., Public Health

Community Health Education

The mission of the CSUN Public Health program is to prepare professionals to: Identify and assess needs and assets of diverse communities. Plan, implement and evaluate programs. Apply analytic and research methodologies to public health practice. Serve as leaders and advocates in their community and profession. Provide solutions for current and future public health challenges. …

M.S., Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services

This program is offered 100% online. Because the nation’s expanding population of older adults is accompanied by a growing burden of disability, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts long-term growth in all health services industries, including the areas of assistive, adaptive and access technologies. With more than 4,000 such technologies designed so far to enable persons …

M.S., Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians and other allied health professionals to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients across age and care continuums. The practice of Athletic Training encompasses prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations …

M.S., Communicative Disorders

The master’s degree is the professional entry-level requirement for employment as a speech-language pathologist. Completion of the baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology enables students to satisfy the academic requirements for: License in all states to practice in medical, rehabilitative or private practice settings. Education credentials in all states for employment in public …

M.S., Environmental and Occupational Health

Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) is concerned with the biological, chemical and physical factors affecting human health and the environment. The program provides a solid science-based education with practical applications for a safer and healthier environment. As a result, graduates work in a variety of high-demand jobs, such as air quality, water quality, food safety, …

M.S., Environmental and Occupational Health

Industrial Hygiene

Notice: The M.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health option in Industrial Hygiene has been suspended as of Fall 2017. Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) is concerned with the biological, chemical and physical factors affecting human health and the environment. The program provides a solid science-based education with practical applications for a safer and healthier environment. As …

M.S., Family and Consumer Sciences

Apparel Design and Merchandising

The graduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences leads to a Master of Science degree with an option in either Apparel Design and Merchandising or Consumer Affairs and Family Studies. The program is designed to educate students to synthesize and apply pertinent information, theories, literature and arguments toward designing evidence-based solutions within their professional areas …

M.S., Family and Consumer Sciences

Consumer Affairs and Family Studies

The graduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences leads to a Master of Science degree with an option in either Apparel Design and Merchandising or Consumer Affairs and Family Studies. The program is designed to educate students to synthesize and apply pertinent information, theories, literature and arguments toward designing evidence-based solutions within their professional areas …

M.S., Health Administration

The graduate degree in Health Administration prepares students for management and leadership roles in health services organizations and systems. The curriculum provides for advanced study of issues, problems and strategies for managing the effective and efficient delivery of healthcare through public, voluntary and private sector healthcare organizations, including, but not limited to, hospitals, long-term care …

M.S., Human Nutrition

Human Nutrition

The Master of Science in Human Nutrition is designed to advance professional competence and personal nutritional needs of individuals who want to increase their opportunities in the selected areas of nutrition while also providing breadth in related areas. Students will develop competencies in research methods and advanced practice comprehension relevant to their area of study. …

M.S., Human Nutrition

Dietetic Internship

The Master of Science in Human Nutrition is designed to advance professional competence and personal nutritional needs of individuals who want to increase their opportunities in the selected areas of nutrition while also providing breadth in related areas. Students will develop competencies in research methods and advanced practice comprehension relevant to their area of study. …

M.S., Kinesiology

The Master of Science in Kinesiology is designed for students who are interested in the study of the art and science of kinesiology pertaining to sociological, psychological, pedagogical, physiological and neuromechanical factors underlying the responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise and performance. Graduate Program Philosophy Mission The mission of the graduate program in …

M.S., Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed to prepare leaders in the advanced practice role as a nurse educator. Curricular content and field training provide advanced theoretical knowledge, scientific base, role/leadership development, and advanced clinical assessment and decision making. Graduates of the MSN program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills …

M.S., Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management

Recreational Sport Management/Recreation Management

The master’s degree program is intended for persons interested in developing and/or improving their knowledge of recreation management, hospitality management or tourism management. The program is designed for those seeking advancement in their career settings or a change in career settings. The selection of courses allows students to pursue one of three options: (a) Recreational …

M.S., Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management

Tourism Management

The master’s degree program is intended for persons interested in developing and/or improving their knowledge of recreation management, hospitality management or tourism management. The program is designed for those seeking advancement in their career settings or a change in career settings. The selection of courses allows students to pursue one of three options: (a) Recreational …

M.S., Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management

Hospitality Management

The master’s degree program is intended for persons interested in developing and/or improving their knowledge of recreation management, hospitality management or tourism management. The program is designed for those seeking advancement in their career settings or a change in career settings. The selection of courses allows students to pursue one of three options: (a) Recreational …

Au.D., Audiology

A doctoral degree is the entry-level requirement for employment as an audiologist. Doctoral degrees for audiologists are categorized as either a clinical doctorate or a doctorate in philosophy. The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at CSUN is a clinical doctorate, which emphasizes both academic instruction and clinical instruction, as well as being practice oriented. The …

D.P.T., Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree prepares students for licensure as physical therapists. The program requires three academic years and three summers to complete. Full-time enrollment is necessary, including the summers. All students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program. To be eligible for licensure, both the didactic and clinical components …

Health Services Credential: School Nurse

Notice: The School Nurse Program has been suspended until further notice and is no longer accepting new students. Current students in this program should contact the Nursing department chair. This credential may be issued to the qualified RN who holds a baccalaureate degree. A fifth year of study (24-unit minimum) is required for a Professional …

Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential

The Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential (Language, Speech and Hearing Services and Audiology) is designed for persons who want certification to serve exceptional individuals as language, speech and hearing specialists, and/or as audiologists.

Dietetic Internship Certificate

Certificate of Dietetic Internship The Certificate of Dietetic Internship (DI) program enables students to complete the required hours of supervised practice and coursework necessary for eligibility for the Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) exam.

Gerontology Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is offered by the College of Health and Human Development to prepare a qualified workforce to address the needs of our aging population. The certificate provides an opportunity for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in another discipline to acquire an understanding of the issues and problems of aging …

Health Administration Certificate

This Health Administration certificate is offered through The Tseng College. The postgraduate certificate is comprised of five classes (select one specialization, national or international). The certificate is linked to the student’s Master of Public Administration degree and is a completely online program.

Health Informatics—Administration, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics—Administration The post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Informatics provides an opportunity for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in health administration, business administration, nursing or another discipline to acquire the skills and knowledge in a critical workforce shortage area of health informatics. The certificate is focused on the administrative issues and …

Hospitality Management Certificate

Notice: The Hospitality Management Certificate is currently suspended. The certificate is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the global hospitality industry. The program provides leaders a combination of theory with practical applications for the diverse issues in the hospitality field. The coursework in the certificate can also be applied toward completion of the …

Nurse Educator Certificate

Important Notice: The Nurse Educator Certificate Program has been suspended until further notice and is no longer accepting new students. The Nurse Educator Certificate Program (NECP) consists of five 3-unit courses (15 units) of learning-centered course content focused on methods/theory/practice of classroom and clinical teaching and instruction, and on leadership and faculty role development of the …

Preparation for Advanced Studies in Speech-Language Pathology Certificate

CSUN’s Certificate of Preparation for Advanced Studies in Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate of Pre-SLP) is designed for college graduates who (a) desire careers in the rapidly growing field of speech-language pathology but did not major in Communication Disorders and Sciences or Speech-Language Pathology as undergraduates, and (b) do not have the minimum prerequisite coursework necessary for admission …

Tourism Management Certificate

Notice: The Tourism Management Certificate is currently suspended. The certificate is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the global tourism industry. The graduate courses in the certificate are listed below. The program is offered online. The program provides leaders a combination of theory with practical applications for the diverse tourism field. The coursework …

B.A., Child and Adolescent Development

Honors

The purpose of the Department Honors Program is to recognize and support the development of exceptional Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate students. The Department Honors program allows students the opportunity to engage in advanced-level coursework to better prepare for graduate coursework and/or careers in the field of Child and Adolescent Development. Interested students should consult …

Public Health Nurse Certificate

Section 2818(a) of the Business and Professions Code requires that in order to be employed as a public health nurse or use the term “public health nurse” in California, an individual must possess a valid California Public Health Nurse (PHN) Certificate. The CSUN Nursing Program curriculum is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing …