California State University Northridge

California State University Northridge

Address : 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California, USA

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About California State University Northridge, California, USA

California State University, Northridge (also known as CSUN) is a public university in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States, in the San Fernando Valley. With a total enrollment of 38,310 (as of Fall, 2013), it has one of the largest student bodies of all the 23 campus California State University system, and is one of the largest comprehensive universities in the State of California (just behind UCLA) in terms of enrollment. As of Fall 2013, the school had 1,977 faculty, of which between 745 and 784 (or about 40%) were on the tenure track.

It was founded first as the Valley satellite campus of Cal State Los Angeles. It then became an independent college in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College, with major campus master planning and construction. The University adopted its current name of California State University, Northridge in 1972.

CSUN offers a variety of programs including 134 different bachelor's degrees, master's degrees in 70 different fields, 3 doctoral degrees including two Doctor of Education and a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and 24 teaching credentials. CSUN enrolls more than 38,000 students and ranks 10 in the U.S. in bachelor's degrees awarded to underrepresented minority students.[9] The university has over 200,000 alumni. CSUN is home to the National Center on Deafness, and the university hosts the International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities (more commonly known as the CSUN Conference), which is held each year in San Diego.

Courses Offered by California State University Northridge

Under Graduate Program

  • Accountancy, B.S.
  • Africana Studies: African and African-American Social Sciences, B.A.
  • Africana Studies: African and African-American Humanities and Cultural Studies, B.A.
  • Africana Studies: African-American Urban Education, B.A.
  • Anthropology, B.A. Art, B.A. Asian American Studies: Standard Major, B.A.
  • Asian American Studies: Double Major, B.A.
  • Athletic Training, B.S. Biochemistry, B.S.
  • Biology, B.A.
  • Biology: Cell and Molecular 

Graduate Program

  • Accountancy, M.S.
  • Anthropology: General Anthropology, M.A.
  • Anthropology: Public Archaeology, M.A.
  • Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S.
  • Art: Visual Arts, M.A.
  • Art: Art History, M.A.
  • Art: Art Education, M.A. Art, M.F.A.
  • Biochemistry, M.S. Biology, M.S.
  • Business Administration, M.B.A.
  • Chemistry, M.S.
  • Communication Studies, M.A.
  • Communicative Disorders, M.S.
  • Computer Engineering, M.S

Admission Process at California State University Northridge

  • Graduate from high school or have the legal equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • Complete the college preparatory subject requirements (a-g course list) with a grade of C or better:
  • English: 4 years
  • Mathematics: 3 years. Algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra
  • Social Science/History: 2 years, including 1 year U.S. history or U.S. history and government
  • Science: 2 years. 1 biological science with lab, and 1 physical science with lab
  • Foreign Language: 2 years in the same language (subject to waiver for applicants demonstrating equivalent competence)
  • Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year. Art, dance, drama/theater, or music
  • Electives: 1 year. Selected from English, advanced mathematics, social science/history, laboratory science, foreign language, visual and performing arts, and agriculture
  • SAT or ACT test scores must be received by Admissions and Records no later than Tuesday, February 2, 2016, for fall 2016 admission. The last opportunity to take the tests is in early December 2015. Register 5 weeks or more before the test date.
  • Nonresidents (domestic out-of-state applicants), see Eligibility Index requirements at CSU Mentor.
  • SAT (scores in mathematics and critical reading) + (800 x high school grade point average)
  • (10 x ACT composite score without the writing score) + (200 x high school grade point average)

CSUN Facilities and Infrastructure

  • The FPDC Department is charged with planning, developing and delivering physical environments that support and enhance the University's academic mission. FPDC staff work closely with students, faculty, administrative and community in all aspects of capital project development. From the site selection of buildings and courtyards, to the design and construction of sustainable campus facilities and meeting tight budget requirements, collaboration plays a critical role in our work as we strive to provide innovative and cost-effective design and solutions to the CSUN community.
  • The 215+ employees of the Facilities Department is composed of both Facilities Planning Design & Construction (FPDC) and Physical Plant Management (PPM).  Facilities provides the campus community with a wide-range of services to ensure the campus’ physical environment meets the University's learning, research and public service goals while developing and maintaining campus facilities, grounds, and infrastructure.

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