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California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI, CSU Channel Islands, known informally as CI) is a four-year public comprehensive university located outside Camarillo, California in Ventura County. CI opened in 2002, as the 23rd campus in the California State University system, succeeding the Ventura County branch campus of CSU Northridge. CI is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in Camarillo, at the intersection of the Oxnard Plain and northern most edge of the Santa Monica Mountain range. The Channel Islands are nearby where the university operates a scientific research station on Santa Rosa Island. CSUCI faculty includes one of the U.S.'s top economic forecasters, Sung Won Sohn, novelist Sofia Samatar, artist Jack Reilly and biologist Sean Anderson.
Channel Islands offers 53 types of Bachelor's degrees, 6 different graduate (Master's) degrees, 19 teaching credentials and a Ed.D degree. In the Fall of 2012, the university enrolled the largest number of students in its 10-year history with 4,920 students including undergraduate and postgraduate. Since its establishment, the university has awarded nearly 7,000 degrees. In Fall of 2013, the university had 349 faculty, of which 93 (or 27 percent) were on the tenure track.
CI’s MBA program is designed to develop business leaders with the capacity to work effectively in an increasingly multicultural and global environment. Key elements include small classes, evening and/or weekend courses, online prerequisites, focus on international business and entrepreneurial innovation, short-term study abroad option, and real-world orientation.
The MS Biotechnology degree provides students with analytical, business, and managerial skills along with sophisticated expertise in biotechnology and computational sciences for a diverse set of vocations. Qualified graduates will be able to engage in research, development, and management in biotechnology, work in the pharmaceutical industry, conduct scientific research, or enter into the teaching or consulting profession.
The Master of Science in Biotechnology and Master of Business Administration dual degree is an innovative and award-winning interdisciplinary program that blends key components of biological sciences and business at the graduate level. Recognizing the importance of combining biotechnology and business in a dual degree, our biology and business/economics areas present a forward-looking and progressive program geared for those intending to develop careers in the biotechnology industry.
The Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) offers education in the latest, cutting edge theory and practice. Students receive a strong background in Mathematics and Computer Science theory as well as practical skills necessary to develop industrial-grade systems and to conduct independent applied and theoretical research.
The MS Mathematics degree is designed to address a global demand for people with advanced mathematical, computational, and computer skills throughout industry, high-tech, and educational systems. The program stresses interdisciplinary applications such as Actuarial Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Cryptography, Image Recognition, Mathematics Education, and Security. The program is application oriented and broad in scope, so students can choose an emphasis of their interest.
Offered through CI’s Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics, the BS Business program has a liberal arts and interdisciplinary focus. Students learn the fundamental principles of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing as applied in a variety of organizational settings. A distinguishing feature of the program is the requirement to take courses developed in conjunction with disciplines outside the traditional business curriculum such as biology, chemistry, education, English, fine arts, history, and performing arts. Classes are held year-round on evenings, online and Saturdays to allow working adult students to complete the degree in two years.
Are you interested in continuing your education but your schedule or location prohibits you from coming to campus regularly? California State University Channel Islands (CI) Extended University offers its BS Business degree fully online in an accelerated format. Classes are held in eight-week terms. CSU-Online coaches are available to assist you with information and applications.
Closed to new undergraduate applicants - students may apply directly to the BS Business and MBA programs. The BS Business-to-MBA program admits students with excellent academic and career potential to transfer upon completion of 60 transferable units. Students earn a BS in Business during the first 2 years and an MBA in the following 23 months. Admission criteria balance candidates’ overall credentials including academic performance, internship and part-time work experience, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities. Students admitted to the BS/BUS-to-MBA program are secured a place in the MBA program as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate segment of the program and begin the MBA program immediately upon completion of the BS Business degree segment.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing features a clinical precepted experience. These experiences, in addition to the curriculum, prepare graduates for acute care, specialty units, public health, home health, extended care, assisted living, ambulatory, emergency, managed care, case management, occupational health and nursing management, staff development, and nursing education.
BS Nursing is available as a second baccalaureate degree. A second baccalaureate applicant is a college graduate who wishes to obtain a second bachelor's degree in a major different from that of the first degree.
The BA Psychology program exposes students to all major areas of psychology through a required sequence of core courses that borrow ideas from the best undergraduate psychology programs, producing students with knowledge in all branches of psychology as well as methodological skills that can be widely applied within and outside the field of psychology. Psychology students develop a broad skill set that will help them succeed in various careers, and will serve as a gateway to graduate school in programs such as Master’s degree in Family Therapy or Social Work, Juris Doctorate (JD), and doctoral programs in Psychology. Classes are held year-round on evenings, online and Saturdays to allow working adult students to complete the degree in two years.
Throughout the year students can participate in intramural sports, health and fitness activities; join various student organizations; utilize waterfront programs (sailing, rowing and kayaking); and participate in outdoor adventures, honor societies, leadership retreats and workshops, multicultural programs, sports clubs, block parties, and career and graduate fairs