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CSU Dominguez Hills: Academics

Academic Calendar

Semester/term begin dates:in late August and late January.
Calendar system:semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held:Orientation for new students held May through August.
Number and length of summer sessions:Two summer sessions of six weeks each.

Academic Experience

Majors with the highest enrollment:business administration, psychology, criminal justice administration
Majors with the lowest enrollment:​geology, qu​​ality assurance, s​pecial major​
Average freshman GPA:2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year:80%
Student Faculty ratio:26:1
Total faculty:431 men, 535 women, 966 total
Full-time faculty:132 men, 157 women, 289 total
Part-time faculty:299 men, 378 women, 677 total
Graduation rate:33% within six years

Required Undergraduate Curriculum

General education/core curriculum is required:yes
Minor requirements:required of some for graduation
Physical education is required:no​
There are religious requirements for graduation:no

Programs Offered

Graduate studies homepage:​
Special programs offered:student-designed majors, double majors, independent study, accelerated program, honors program, internships, weekend college, distance learning, external degree program
Minors and other miscellaneous​ programs offered:Minors offered in Africana studies, anthropology, art, Asian studies, biology, business administration, chemistry, Chicano/Chicana studies, communications, computer science, dance, digital media arts, economics, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, labor studies, mathematics, music, philosophy, physical education, physics, political science, psychology, public administration, recreation/leisure, sociology, Spanish, theatre arts, and women's studies.
Preprofessional programs offered:pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry, engineering
Education certifications are offered:yes
Education certifications:elementary, secondary, special education, adult education, bilingual/bicultural
Cooperative programs are offeredno
Graduate schools/programs are offered:yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes:yes
Study abroad opportunities:Study abroad in Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, North Korea, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.
Army ROTC:offered on-campus
Navy ROTC:not offered
Air Force ROTC:offered off-campus at U of California--Los Angeles.

List of Majors

Bachelor's Degrees:​
  • African-American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Individualized Program​
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Labor Studies
  • Liberal Studies​
  • Mathematics
  • Mexican-American Studies
  • Music
  • ​Nursing
  • Philosophy​​
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology​
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts