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CSU East Bay: Academics

Academic Calendar

Semester/term begin dat​es:in late September, early January, early April, and late June.
Calendar system:quarter system (four terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held:Orientation for new students held in July, August, and September.
Number and length of summer sessions:Summer term.

Academic Experience

Majors with the highest enrollment:business administration, health sciences, criminal justice administration
Majors with the lowest enrollment:special major, French, liberal studies
Percent of full-time freshman s​tudents who returned for sophomore year:80%
Student:Faculty ratio:23:1
Total faculty:459 men, 380 women, 839 total
Full-time faculty:179 men, 175 women, 354 total
Part-time faculty:280 men, 205 women, 485 total
Graduation rate:45% within six years

Required undergraduate Curriculum

General education/core curriculum is required:yes
Minor requirements​:not required for graduation
Physical education is required:no
There are religious requirements for graduation:no

Programs Offered

Graduate studies homepage:​who-to-contact.html
Special programs offered:student-designed majors, double majors, independent study, pass/fail grading option, internships, distance learning
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:Many minors offered.
Preprofessional programs offered:pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry, physical therapy
Education certifications are offered:yes
Education certifications:elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education, bilingual/bicultural
Cooperative programs are offered:yes
Cooperative education programs:art, business, computer science, health professions, humanities, natural science, social/behavioral science
Graduate schools/programs are offered:yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes:yes
Study abroad opportunities:Study abroad in Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
Army ROTC:not offered
Navy ROTC:not offered
Air Force ROTC:not offered

List of Majors

Bachelor's Degrees:
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Science
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • ​Hospitality/Tourism
  • Human Development
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physic​s
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Recreation
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech Pathology/Audiology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women's Studies