Programs

The Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies is primarily a peoples and culture-based discipline that investigates Africana peoples’ experiences. The curriculum examines the theoretical and empirical characteristics of the African world experience from both a contemporary and historical perspective. These experiences range from earliest human civilizations through the tragic era of enslavement, colonization, uprootment, to the forced migration and displacement of African peoples. The intellectual framework that sets Africana Studies apart from other disciplines is that it explores the subject area from the perspective of Africana peoples’ interests, aspirations, possibilities, and envisioned destinies. The foundation of the discipline rests on an understanding and appreciation of African peoples’ worldview and philosophy of life as the starting point for all Africana intellectual inquiry. The Cultural Studies concentration offers a focus on cultural aspects through the study of literature, art, music and philosophy.

9,504 USD/year

The Bachelor of Arts in History introduces students to the patterns of change and continuity that shaped ancient, classical, post-classical and modern societies, and demonstrate how historians find and evaluate evidence as an academic and professional discipline. The curriculum continually looks for the best ways to help us understand times, people, and places, and provides tools to identify and analyze the processes of historical development that have shaped the world. Students complete a sequence of disciplinary methods courses in which they learn the skills necessary to engage in independent historical inquiry.

9,504 USD/year

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences major that focuses on developing exemplary skills in written and oral communication, textual analysis, critical thinking, research methods, and the ability to bring a wide range of resources to bear in approaching complex problems. The curriculum combines knowledge systems across the meta-disciplines of the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. The program is part of a national network of Programs for Accelerated College Education (PACE) that are designed for working, adult students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in a reasonable period of time while they maintain a full-time job. While all admitted students are welcome, IDS/PACE students are primarily transfers who enter CSUDH with 60 units and junior-class standing.

9,504 USD/year

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major for students who intend to become elementary and special education teachers or to pursue related graduate work. The curriculum focuses on the subject areas taught in elementary schools as well as professional preparation and early fieldwork. The Liberal Studies program is a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved Elementary Subject Matter Preparation Program (ESM). The program also offers two Integrated Teacher Education Programs (ITEP) in which students earn a B.A. and a credential for teaching elementary school (multiple subjects) or special education (education specialist mild/moderate).

9,504 USD/year

The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy provides a strong foundation in the history of Western thought and deals with a variety of ongoing philosophical and religious issues, tracing them from their origins in early Greek and other historical sources to current theories and disputes. The department offers a variety of courses in contemporary philosophy, including phenomenology and applied ethics. The department recognizes the importance of cultural diversity and through its course offerings addresses multicultural concerns. The curriculum provides students with the means of more fully understanding the intricacies of virtually any area chosen as a basis for livelihood. The program provides quality preparation for advanced studies and careers in fields such as law, medicine, theology, business, teaching, counseling, public service, humanitarian organizations and environmental organizations.

9,504 USD/year

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies is a specially designed online degree program that meets the needs of diverse students who have significant work experience or have made progress toward or achieved associate degrees that they may readily transfer to pursue upper division coursework. This program emphasizes workplace applications of academic subjects enabling students to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree with advanced coursework preparing them for management and/or leadership roles in their professions. Students will complete coursework focused on public sector management or strategic communications.

9,504 USD/year

 Early Childhood
16,904 USD/year, 4

Program offers undergraduate and graduate courses for individuals who are preparing to teach young children. The program is designed for students who are interested in fulfilling leadership roles in early childhood facilities. The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates to implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for children from birth to age ten. Students develop skills needed to support culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children and their families. Completion of the P-5 program results in undergraduate or graduate degree as well as a P-5 teaching license.

16,904 USD/year

The Middle Childhood Program prepares candidates for teaching children from grades 4 through 9 (ages 9 – 14). The program provides for concentrated study in at least two of these content areas: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies. Students are prepared to be highly effective and qualified to teach in high needs schools and districts. Program completers receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a license to teach grades 4 through 9.

16,904 USD/year

The Middle Childhood Program prepares candidates for teaching children from grades 4 through 9 (ages 9 – 14). The program provides for concentrated study in at least two of these content areas: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies. Students are prepared to be highly effective and qualified to teach in high needs schools and districts. Program completers receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a license to teach grades 4 through 9.

16,904 USD/year

The Middle Childhood Program prepares candidates for teaching children from grades 4 through 9 (ages 9 – 14). The program provides for concentrated study in at least two of these content areas: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies. Students are prepared to be highly effective and qualified to teach in high needs schools and districts. Program completers receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a license to teach grades 4 through 9.

16,904 USD/year