The baccalaureate degree that students earn at California State University, San Bernardino will represent work done in three broad areas: General Education, courses in a major and free electives. The General Education program is explained elsewhere in this catalog, and all the courses that comprise the General Education program are listed. It is important to note that not all of these courses will be offered each semester. Students should consult the Class Schedule to find those courses offered during the current semester. Following the General Education requirements are several important process requirements that must be fulfilled in order to obtain an undergraduate degree. This catalog also contains the program requirements and course descriptions required of baccalaureate degrees, minors, certificates and credentials with appropriate contact information at the beginning of each section.
Undergraduate Academic Support Programs
Academic Success and Undergraduate Advising
Academic Success and Undergraduate Advising (ASUA) is responsible for a wide range of programs designed to help students' academic success. Beginning with pre-college students, ASUA hosts the Early Assessment Program, through which high school juniors can assess their readiness for college-level English and mathematics coursework. We help coordinate developmental education programs in English and mathematics for students who have not demonstrated college readiness in those subjects by the time they start college, including the Early Start Program and Coyote First STEP (Student Transition Enhancement Program), offered in the summer before first enrollment at CSUSB. For students in the first year of college, ASUA offers the Freshman Seminar (USTD 1000A) and courses in developmental mathematics. Academic Success and Undergraduate Advising coordinates CSUSB's team-based academic advising system, which includes peer advisors, professional advisors, and faculty advisors assigned to every student; we are home to the office of Academic Advising, which is directly responsible for advising students who have yet to declare a major or who find themselves needing to get off of academic probation. Through Supplemental Instruction, the Student Mentoring Program, the Writing Centers, and the Honors Program, ASUA offers extensive opportunities to students for academic assistance and enrichment. Most of the work of ASUA involves supporting students, faculty members and the various academic colleges. Academic Success and Undergraduate Advising oversees one degree program, namely the Bachelor of Arts: Special Major, through which qualified students can design their own personalized, interdisciplinary degree program.