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CSU Fullerton: 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 in August and January.
Number and length of summer sessions:Five summer sessions of varying lengths.

Academic Experience

Majors with the highest enrollment:psychology, kinesiology, accounting
Majors with the lowest enrollment:music history, comparative literature, Asian American studies
Average freshman GPA:2.9 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year:88%
Student Faculty Ratio:21:1
Total faculty:1,057 men, 1,064 women, 2,121 total
Full-time faculty:445 men, 381 women, 826 total
Part-time faculty:612 men, 683 women, 1,295 total
Graduation rate:62% 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

Special programs offered:double majors, dual degrees, independent study, honors program, pass/fail grading option, internships, distance learning
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:Minors in advertising, African-American studies, American studies, anthropology, art, Asian American studies, Asian studies, biotechnology, business administration, cell/molecular biology, chemistry, Chicano studies, child/adolescent development, Chinese, Christian studies, communication studies, computer science, criminal justice, economics, English, entrepreneurship, environmental biology, European studies, French, geography, geology, German, gerontology, health promotion, health science, history, human services, information systems, international politics, Islamic studies, Japanese, Jewish studies, journalism, kinesiology, Latin American studies, law/politics/society, liberal studies, linguistics, math for teacher education, mathematics, military science, music, natural sciences, Pacific Rim Studies, Peace Studies, philosophy, physics, physical education, political science, Portuguese, psychology, public administration, public relations, queer studies, radio/TV/film, religious studies, sociology, Spanish, speech communication, Vietnamese, and women's studies.
Education certifications are offered:yes
Education certifications:early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education, bilingual/bicultural
Cooperative programs are offered:yes
Cooperative education programs:art, business, computer science, engineering, natural science
Graduate schools/programs are offered:yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes:yes
Domestic off-campus semester-away programs:Washington, DC Internship Program.
Study abroad opportunities:Study abroad in Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, and Spain.
Army ROTC:offered on-campus
Navy ROTC:not offered
Air Force ROTC:not offered

List of Majors

Bachelor's Degrees:
  • Accounting
  • African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Art/Teaching
  • Asian American Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Chicano Studies
  • Child/Adolescent Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Communication/Advertising
  • Communication/Journalism
  • Communication/Public Relations
  • Communications/Entertainment/Tourism
  • Communications/Photo
  • Communicative Disorders
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • European Studies
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Japanese
  • Kinesiology
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Applied
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Mathematics/Teaching
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Performance
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Radio/Television/Film
  • Religious Studies
  • Risk Management/Insurance
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts/Performance
  • Women's Studies