CSU Stanislaus is part of the California State University, a 23-campus system across California. Established in 1957 in Turlock, California, with more than 400,000 students, it is the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. CSU Stanislaus is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program, giving students from outside of California a valuable opportunity to participate in Californiaís top-notch public university system.
California State University, Stanislaus offers nearly 100 majors, minors, concentrations and teaching credentials, 19 masterís degree programs and five graduate certificate programs as well as pre-professional programs in law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, optometry, laboratory technology, and medical laboratory technology.
The University is composed of the College of the Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Human and Health Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Natural Sciences. Additional course offerings developed specifically for learners seeking professional or personal development are available through University Extended Education.
CSU Stanislaus offers educational programming to meet a wide variety of learning and professional needs to help students succeed. Using innovative learning formats and technologies, the course offerings include web courses, hybrid and fully online courses, televised courses, and extended education. Online courses are offered in collaboration with other universities through Blackboard, Gaitlin Education or Ed2go.com. Online Certificate program opportunities are open in the areas of Education, Health and Fitness, Business and Professional, IT and Software Development, Management and Corporate, Media and Design, Hospitality and Gaming, Skilled Trades and Industry.
CSU Stanislaus received its first accreditation in 1964 and a 10-year accreditation in 1999 from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Moreover, each college is separately accredited by one or several accrediting institutions.