California Southern University was originally established on December 27, 1978 under the name of Southern California University for Professional Studies (SCUps) as a traditional paper-and-pencil correspondence school and received its initial approval to offer degree programs from the California Department of Education. The University originally offered associate level programs, and then expanded to Bachelorís, Masterís, and Doctoral degree. During the 1990s, the University responded to the growing need for quality distance learning programs in the field of Business, Psychology and Law. As technology advanced, the University incorporated these advancements to facilitate the delivery of educational services utilizing email and the internet. In January 2006 the University transitioned from correspondence to a completely online system. California Southern University today offers a wide range of flexible online advanced degree programs in a variety of subjects through its Schools of Business, Behavioral Sciences, and Law.
Flexibility and personal attention are the top reasons to choose CalSouthern over a traditional institution or other distance learning universities. Flexibility is the basis of any online degree program and CalSouthern realizes that every learner is different when it comes to study time and staying in contact with Faculty Mentors and Advisors. As a student you can balance your study schedule around work responsibilities and family time by eliminating the need to commute to school, parking costs, and the time it takes to walk to classes. In addition, new classes start every month, so you donít have to wait for the beginning of the semester.
Where CalSouthern differs from other online universities is that we pride ourselves in maintaining a high-level of communication with each and every student. Advisors, Faculty Mentors, and University Staff are available by phone and by email. Our Advisors are committed to helping you reach your degree goals.
Online universities can also be less expensive than traditional facilities and CalSouthern has proven to be one of the most affordable universities as compared to traditional and other online programs. Many of our students find the low cost of our programs as an added benefit and a major reason they choose CalSouthern.
CalSouthern provides a number of payment options including interest-free monthly payments. In addition students are able to obtain financing from Sallie Mae. With the low cost of the tuition at California Southern University, students have found our options to be very attractive for their budgets.