Active military and veterans who wish to study at Cal State San Bernardino can check the course catalog for academic areas of interest. Those who already have decided on a major can look into requirements for admission and then apply to the university.
When applying to CSUSB, active and veteran military scholars may choose from the array of educational disciplines offered at the university. See an adviser or the course catalog. In addition, there are programs affiliated with the U.S. Armed Forces that are adapted to service members and veterans, and sometimes offer flexibility to accommodate their service obligations.
Majors and Programs
Students can choose from more than 70 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and certificates through five academic colleges at Cal State San Bernardino. In addition, more than 20 teaching credential programs and a doctorate in education are available through the university. For more details, please look at the CSUSB Majors and Programs Web page.
The CSUSB course catalog is available in printed and online versions for academic planning. This bulletin contains brief course descriptions, requirements and unit value. Visit the catalog online.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
CSUSB is part of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges http://www.soc.aascu.org/ consortium of colleges and universities dedicated to helping service members and their families get college degrees. Military students can take courses in their off-duty hours at or near military installations in the United States, overseas, and on Navy ships. These colleges have joined a network in which each college accepts credits from all the others. Service member students use one college as a “home college” where they complete an academic residency, but then can move freely among the colleges in the network without being reevaluated or worrying about whether or not courses will transfer. The program is ideal for military members whose service requires frequent moves. Visit the SOC Web site.
These associate and bachelor’s degree programs are administered in conjunction with several branches of the military:
- SOCAD for the
- SOCNAV for the
- SOCMAR for the
- SOCCoast for
the Coast Guard
- SOCGuard for the National Guard
SOC designs transfer practices to minimize loss of credit and avoid duplication of course work. It also awards credit for military experience and the passing of tests such as CLEP, ECE, and DSST national testing programs.
Air Force ROTC
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps is an educational program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become an Air Force officer while completing a bachelor’s or graduate degree. The Air Force ROTC program is designed to prepare students to assume positions for increasing responsibility and importance while on active duty in the Air Force. Multi-year scholarships are available for books, tuition and fees associated with various major fields of study. Students may attend ROTC classes on campus while enrolled in any of the area’s two- or four-year colleges. For more information, contact the CSUSB Aerospace Studies Department at (909) 537-5440. Air Force ROTC Program
The Army ROTC is a two- or four-year program which leads to a commission in the U.S. Army and trains students for positions of responsibility in the active Army, Army Reserve or National Guard. Cal State San Bernardino has the only ROTC program in San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Scholarships, simultaneous enrollment in the National Guard or Army Reserve, specialized summer training and other challenging activities are some of the benefits of the program. Students may attend ROTC classes at CSUSB, while attending any of the other local two- or four-year institutions. Find out more about Leadership, Scholarships and Officership at CSUSB Army ROTC or call (909) 537-5533. Army ROTC Program
The CSUSB Office of Distributed Learning facilitates courses taught at a distance with the assistance of the university’s Office of Academic Computing and Media. Online courses are either taught entirely or partially at a distance. Video courses originate from Cal State San Bernardino or CSUSB's campus in Palm Desert and are broadcast through two-way audio and video to one or more sites. Off-campus courses originate from sites other than the main campus.
CSUSB offers 100 percent online degree programs, as well as blended
online programs, which combine the best of online and face-to-face
instruction. For more information, check the Office
of Distributed Learning Web site.