Academic Programs

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.

Catalog

The CSUSB course catalog is available in print and online for academic planning. This bulletin contains brief course descriptions, requirements and unit value. Visit the catalog online.

College of Extended Learning

The College of Extended Learning provides lifelong learning opportunities for different stages in your life ranging from high school, college, career to retirement. We also extend the resources of the university into the community, region, nation, and around the world.

Mission Statement

The College of Extended Learning (CEL) helps learners of all ages and backgrounds achieve their continuing education goals by providing access to University degrees, certificate programs, professional development and personal enrichment programs. Working in partnership with campus academic departments and drawing on resources in the community, CEL develops high-quality and financially self-supporting education programs that are offered locally, nationally, and internationally.

Vision Statement

The College of Extended Learning (CEL) will be recognized as a leader in providing continuing education programs to learners of all ages and backgrounds. CEL programs will serve the Inland Empire, the state of California, and audiences nationally and internationally. The College of Extended Learning will become an integral and essential outreach arm of the University by developing excellent market-driven educational programs in collaboration with CSUSB's academic colleges and departments. CEL programs will have a significant impact on workforce improvement, which will provide a positive effect on economic development within our region and beyond. As a gateway to the university's expansive resources, the College will enable individuals to realize their lifelong learning goals of professional excellence and personal enrichment. With a focus on innovation and needs of learners, CEL will strive to bring every aspect of continuing education within reach of the local, national and international community.

Distance Learning

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.

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.

Over 60 Program

Since January 1, 1980, California State University, San Bernardino, has offered a permanent program which allows a limited number of California residents, sixty years of age or older to enroll in regular session courses without payment of certain specified fees. The program is required to adhere to the following standards:

  • Enrollment shall be limited to persons who are California residents, as defined by the Education Code, are 60 years of age or older, and are eligible for admission to the university. All regular admission requirements must be met.
  • Persons enrolling in the program will be able to register using the MyCoyote online registration system. However, because students in this program pay a reduced fee, their registration time will be during the second day of Priority 5 registration. If a student applies to this program after priority registration has ended, they will then register during the open enrollment and/or the late registration periods, which require pre-payment of fees. However, the $25.00 late fee will be waived.

Presently, under this program, the student services fee may we waived. See the following quarterly fee schedule:

I.D. $5.00
Health Facilities $2.00
Student Union $2.00
ASI $2.00
Total $11.00

NOTE: Does not include books, parking, lab/supply fees.

Students wishing to park on campus must pay the quarterly or daily parking fee. If you are interested in applying to the Over 60 Program and are not currently a student at CSUSB, you will first need to apply for admission to the university. Students may apply for admission through CSU Mentor at csumentor.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment at 909-537-5188 or you may visit the Admissions website. Once you have been admitted to the university, a Student Fee Waiver Request form must be submitted to the Registration Office in UH-171 in order to enroll you in the program and to adjust your quarterly fees.

Students turning 60 years of age during a quarter that is already in session will not be enrolled in this program until the beginning of the subsequent quarter. Questions regarding this program should be addressed to the Program Coordinator, Janet Brooks, at 909-537-7370, or at jbrooks@csusb.edu or visit the Over 60 Program webpage.

PLEASE NOTE: THE OVER 60 PROGRAM FEE WAIVER DOES NOT APPLY TO EXTENDED LEARNING COURSES OR OPEN UNIVERSITY.

SAIL

CSUSB’s Veterans Success Center and SAIL program have joined forces to serve student veterans that are first-time freshman. SAIL, which stands for "The Student Assistance in Learning Program," provides services aimed at increasing the college retention and graduation rates of targeted undergraduate students. "We are so fortunate to have entered into this partnership as SAIL has built a sound reputation for helping students achieve academic success. For example at the end of the 2012-2013 academic year, 95 percent of SAIL's participants were in good academic standing," remarked CSUSB’s Veterans Success Center Coordinator Marci Daniels. Student veterans must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate: current or incoming CSUSB undergraduate student; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; low-income or a first-generation college student or disabled. More information can be found on the SAIL website.