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Greetings, Matadors! I am Dianne Harrison, President of California State University, Northridge. This Catalog was designed to help you find the answers and information that you need about your classes and your major, as well as general information about campus policies. Your success and intellectual progress is at the heart of our work here at CSUN. We strive to deliver outstanding academic programs and support services that are designed to help you reach your full potential.

Whether you’re studying with friends at the Oviatt Library Learning Commons, rooting for the Matadors in the Matadome, catching a show at the VPAC, or working out at the SRC, I encourage you to reap the benefits of this outstanding University by being dedicated to your academic studies and actively engaged in the life of the campus. Resources are also available for your professional development at the Career Center, and the Learning Resource Center is an excellent place to improve your academic performance through workshops, tutoring sessions, and other materials.

Please become familiar with the contents of your University Catalog and refer to it often during your time at CSUN. Doing so will help you become familiar with the University’s programs and services and enable you to navigate and manage your academic career.

I am confident that your student experience will be productive and rewarding. We are an institution of great opportunity and transformation, committed to helping you attain personal growth and fulfillment.

Thank you.

Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.