UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Academic First Year Experiences

The Academic First Year Experiences program includes University 100 (The Freshman Seminar), the Freshman Common Reading Program, occasional professional development events, and additional academic programs serving significant numbers of first-year students and the faculty and staff who work with them. Mission The Office of Academic First Year Experiences develops, supports, assesses and improves both teaching and …

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Athletics, Intercollegiate

The CSUN Athletics Department consists of a broad program of competitive sports for both male and female student-athletes, providing them with the opportunity to obtain a college degree while also representing CSUN Athletics both regionally and nationally. CSUN Athletics operates within the regulations set forth by the NCAA, Big West Conference and MPSF. Students designated …

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Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement supports CSUN’s mission to cultivate civic responsibility among students, faculty and staff, and it enhances academic experiences by facilitating community-based learning (service learning) classes, promoting co-curricular engagement activities, implementing community-based research and creative activities, and fostering sustainable community partnerships within the San Fernando Valley, the greater Los Angeles area and …

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Faculty Development

Faculty Development provides relevant and thought-provoking programming to support all faculty in their teaching, scholarship, service and leadership journeys. Programming and partnerships are informed by equity-mindedness, technology-enriched best practices and data-informed inquiry. The Faculty Development team seeks a supportive culture of shared power that engages with the well-being and success of both faculty and students. …

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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, honors-only sections of GE courses taught by outstanding Northridge instructors. These courses satisfy required areas of the University’s General Education Program. Each …

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International and Exchange Student Center

The International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) provides approximately 2,100 international students with immigration advisement and offers cross-cultural programming to positively underscore important issues of diversity. In addition, IESC provides services to the study abroad and exchange programs by allowing students the opportunity to explore another country and/or a different institution within the United States. …

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Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides students with resources and opportunities to achieve academic success as well as those 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. …

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Reserve Officer 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 the ROTC Office on campus, located in Redwood Hall 120.

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Reserve Officer 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 who …

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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 …

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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, …

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