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2006-07 Catalog Undergraduate Roadmaps
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College of the Arts
College of Business Administration
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Services
College of Liberal Arts
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Frequently Asked Questions about Undergraduate Degree Roadmaps

For most undergraduate majors, the on-line Catalog shows plans for scheduling all required courses to complete the degree in four, five, or six years.

While CSULB will make every effort to schedule classes at the times shown in the plans, we cannot guarantee that courses will be available in specific semesters.  It is possible that shortage or budget or of personnel will make it impossible to offer as many classes as we would wish.

The plans are not substitutes for working with an advisor.  You are strongly encouraged to see an advisor when planning your program each term.

I am a freshman.  Do I have to choose now whether to follow the four, five, or six-year plan?

No.  Most freshmen take 12-15 units.  You need at least 12 units to receive full financial aid.  With experience, you will be able to judge how heavy a load you find comfortable.  This will depend on your outside obligations, such as a job, and on your personal circumstances.  In theory, each unit requires three hours a week, including preparing for class, attending class, and completing assignments.  Use these guidelines to budget your time and plan an appropriate schedule.. 

Must I take the courses in the semesters shown on the plan?

The plan shows one possible way of completing all requirements for the degree.  Consult your advisor about whether it is essential to take a given course in the semester shown.  There are some rules to keep in mind:

(1) You can take the General Education Foundation courses (Composition, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, Mathematics) in any semester in the first 36 units of baccalaureate-level course work completed at CSULB. 

(2) You cannot take upper division courses until you have completed at least 30 units.  (Exceptions can be made for students who already have completed advanced study in the subject.)  You cannot take General Education Capstone courses until you have completed at least 60 units.

(3) For some majors it is essential to complete courses in the correct sequence.  You cannot take a more advanced course until you have completed the prerequisite course(s).

(4) You must complete all requirements for admission to impacted majors within the first 60 units.

I have been told that I must take one or more pre-baccalaureate courses.  How can I plan my program?

Your advisor at SOAR can help you identify which courses must be postponed.  You must still complete  the minimum number of baccalaureate units required for the degree.

You may be able to catch up by taking additional courses in later semesters or by taking classes in summer or winter session, or you may choose to spend an additional semester completing the program.  You cannot begin the sequence of required courses for some majors until you are ready for baccalaureate-level Mathematics.   See your major advisor to develop a plan for scheduling the required courses. 

I didn’t complete the exact list of courses shown.  Can I still graduate on time?

The answer depends on your major and on what courses you have completed.  The plans are not rigid requirements; they are only intended to provide guidance in planning a program.   There are many reasons for students to follow a different pattern, such as changing the major, choosing to take fewer classes in a given semester, choosing to complete a minor or a second major.  See your advisor for help in planning a program that will work for you.

If I follow the plan, will I have all requirements for graduation completed?

The plans include the specific courses required for the major.  For some majors, there are restrictions on the choice of major electives.  It is important that you select General Education courses to meet the required distribution pattern.  You may need to take an additional General Education course to complete the minimum number of units required for each category.  This is likely to happen if you took three-unit courses in Category B, Physical Universe


College of the Arts

      - Art
           - Bachelor of Arts in Art
                     - Option in Studio Art (ART_BA01)
                     - Option in Art History (ART_BA02)
                     - Option in Art Education (ART_BA03)
           - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
                     - Option in Art Photography (ART_BF01)
                     - Option in Ceramics (ART_BF02)
                     - Option in Drawing and Painting (ART_BF03)
                     - Option in Illustration (ART_BF04)
                     - Option in 3-D Media - Fiber, Metal or Wood (ART_BF05)
                     - Option in Printmaking (ART_BF06)
                     - Option in Sculpture (ART_BF07)
                     - Option in Graphic Design - Visual Communication (ART_BF08)
     
      - Dance
           - Bachelor of Arts in Dance (DANCBA01)
                     - Option in Dance Studies (DANCBA02)
           - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (DANCBF01)
     
      - Design
           - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art
                     - Option in Interior Design (ART_BF09)
           - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design (DESNBS01)
     
      - Film and Electronic Arts
           - Bachelor of Arts in Film and Electronic Arts
                     - Option in Film and Electronic Media (FEA_BA01)
                     - Option in Film and Video Production (FEA_BA02)
     
      - Music
           - Bachelor of Arts in Music (MUS_BA01)
           - Bachelor of Music
                     - Option in Instrumental Music (MUS_BM04)
                     - Option in Choral-Vocal Music (MUS_BM01)
                     - Option in Composition (MUS_BM02)
                     - Option in History and Literature (MUS_BM03)
     
      - Theatre
           - Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts (THEABA01)
                     - Option in Performance: Acting/Directing (THEABA02)
                     - Option in Technical Theatre: Scenery/Costume/Lighting Design (THEABA03)


College of Business Administration

      - Accountancy
           - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
                     - Option in Accountancy (ACCTBS01)
     
      - Finance
           - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
                     - Option in Finance, Real Estate and Law (FIN_BS01)
                               - Emphasis in Financial Management
                               - Emphasis in Investments
                               - Emphasis in Portfolio Management

      - Information Systems
           - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
                     - Option in Management Information Systems (IS_BS01)
                               - Applications Development Track
                               - Business Telecommunications Track
                               - Electronic Commerce Track
                               - Decisions Technologies Track
     
      - International Business
           - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
                     - Option in International Business (FIN_BS02)
     
      - Management and Human Resource Management
           - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
                     - Option in Management (MGMTBS01)
                     - Option in Operation Management (MGMTBS02)
                     - Option in Human Resources Management (MGMTBS03)
     
      - Marketing
           - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
                     - Option in Marketing (MKTGBS01)

College of Education
     
      - Liberal Studies
           - Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
                - Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (L/STBA04)
           - Track I (L/STBA01)
           - Track II (L/STBA02)

College of Engineering

      - Chemical Engineering     
           - Bachelor of Science in Chemical (CHE_BS01)
     
      - Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
           - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE_BS01)
           - Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Management (ET_BS01)
     
      - College of Engineering Programs
           - Bachelor of Science in Engineering
                     - Option in Audio Engineering (COE_BS02)
     
      - Computer Engineering and Computer Science
           - Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CECSBS02)
           - Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CECSBS01)
     
      - Electrical Engineering
           - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE_BS01)
     
      - Engineering Technology
           - Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
                     - Option in Technology and Engineering Education (ET_BS15)
                     - Option in Environmental Technology (ET_BS06)
           - Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology (ET_BS16)
           - Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology (ET_BS02)
     
      - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
           - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MAE_BS01)
           - Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MAE_BS02)
           - Bachelor of Science in Engineering
                     - Option in Materials Engineering (MAE_BS03)

College of Health and Human Services

      - Child Development and Family Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences
                     - Option in Child Development and Family Studies (FCS_BA01)
                     - Option in Family Life Education (FCS_BA14)
     
      - Communicative Disorders
           - Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders (CD_BA01)
     
      - Consumer Affairs
           - Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences
                     - Option in Consumer Affairs (FCS_BA03)
     
      - Criminal Justice
           - Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (CRIMBS01)
     
      - Family and Consumer Sciences Education
           - Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences
                     - Option in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCS_BA02)
     
      - Fashion Merchandising and Design
           - Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences
                     - Option in Fashion Merchandising (FCS_BA04)
                     - Option in Textiles and Clothing (FCS_BA05)
     
      - Food Science
           - Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Administration
                     - Option in Food Science (FCS_BS02)
     
      - Health Care Administration
           - Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (HCA_BS01)
     
      - Health Science
           - Bachelor of Science in Health Science
                     - Option in Radiation Therapy (HSC_BS01)
                     - Option in Community Health Education (HSC_BS02)
                     - Option in School Health Education (HSC_BS03)
                     - Option in Health Care (HSC_BS04)
     
      - Hospitality Foodservice  and Hotel Management
           - Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Administration
                     - Option in Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management (FCS_BS03)
     
      - Kinesiology
           - Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology
                     - Option in Adapted Physical Education (KPE_BA02)
                     - Option in Elementary School Physical Education (KPE_BA03)
                     - Option in Secondary School Physical Education (KPE_BA04)
           - Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
                     - Option in Exercise Science (KPE_BS01)
                     - Option in Fitness (KPE_BS02)
                     - Option in Kinesiotherapy (KPE_BS03)
                     - Option in Sport Psychology and Coaching (KPE_BS04)
                     - Option in Athletic Training (KPE_BS05)
      
     - Nursing
           - Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Basic (NRSGBS01)
           - Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Registered Nurse (NRSGBS02)
     
      - Professional Studies
           - Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies
                     - Option in Corporate Training and Development (OCSTBS02)
                     - Option in Research and Evaluation (OCSTBS03)
                     - Option in Transition Services (OCSTBS04)
                     - Option in Vocational Arts (OCSTBS05)
                     - Option in Integrative Professional Studies (OCSTBS07)
     
      - Recreation and Leisure Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in Recreation (REC_BA01)
     
      - Social Work
           - Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (SW_BA01)


College of Liberal Arts

      - American Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in American Studies (AMSTBA01)
     
      - Anthropology
           - Bachelor of Arts (ANTHBA01)
     
      - Asian and Asian American Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies (A/STBA01)
           - Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies (A/STBA04)
     
      - Black Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies (B/STBA01)
     
      - Chicano and Latino Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in Chicano and Latino Studies (CHLSBA01)
     
      - Chinese Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies (A/STBA02)
     
      - Classics
           - Bachelor of Arts in Classics
                     - Option in Roman Civilization (CLSCBA01)
                     - Option in Greek Civilization (CLSCBA02)
     
      - Communication Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
                     - Option in General Speech (COMMBA01)
                     - Option in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (COMMBA03)
                     - Option in Rhetorical Studies (COMMBA02)
     
      - Comparative World Literature
           - Bachelor of Arts in Comparative World Literature (C/LTBA01)
     
      - Economics
           - Bachelor of Arts in Economics (ECONBA01)
                     - Option in Mathematical Economics and Economic Theory (ECONBA02)
           - Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics (ECONBA03)
     
      - English
           - Bachelor of Arts in English
                     - Option in Creative Writing (ENGLBA02)
                     - Option in English Education (ENGLBA06)
                               - Black Studies Emphasis
                               - Communication Studies Emphasis
                               - Creative Writing Emphasis
                               - Journalism Emphasis
                               - Language and Linguistics Emphasis
                               - Literacy and Composition Emphasis
                               - Literature Emphasis
                               - Theatre Arts Emphasis
                               - World Literature Emphasis
                     - Option in Literature (ENGLBA01)
                     - Option in Rhetoric and Composition (ENGLBA04)
                     - Option with Special Emphasis (ENGLBA05)
     
      - Environmental Science and Policy
           - Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy (ES_PBA01)
           - Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy (ES_PBS01)
     
      - French
           - Bachelor of Arts in French (RGR_BA01)
           - Bachelor of Arts in French Studies (RGR_BA08)
     
      - Geography
           - Bachelor of Arts in Geography (GEOGBA01)
     
      - German
           - Bachelor of Arts in German (RGR_BA02)
     
      - History
           - Bachelor of Arts in History (HISTBA01)
     
      - Human Development
           - Bachelor of Arts in Human Development (HDEVBA01)
     
      - International Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (I/STBA01)
     
      - Italian
           - Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies (RGR_BA09)
     
      - Japanese
           - Bachelor of Arts in Japanese (A/STBA03)
     
      - Jewish Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies (COLABA01)
     
      - Journalism
           - Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (JOURBA08)
     
      - Linguistics
           - Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (LINGBA01)
     
      - Philosophy
           - Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (PHILBA01)
     
      - Political Science
           - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (POSCBA01)

      - Psychology
           - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (PSY_BA01)
     
      - Religious Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (R/STBA01)
     
      - Sociology
           - Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (SOC_BA01)
     
      - Spanish
           - Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
                     - Option in General Spanish, Translation, Linguistics and Language, Lit and Cultural Studies (RGR_BA03)
     
      - Women's Studies
           - Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies (W/STBA01)


College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

      - Biological Sciences
           - Bachelor of Science in Biology (BIOLBS01)
                     - Option in Biology Education (BIOLBS02)
                     - Option in Botany (BIOLBS03)
                     - Option in Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOLBS04)
                     - Option in Ecology (BIOLBS05)
                     - Option in Physiology (BIOLBS06)
                     - Option in Zoology (BIOLBS07)
           - Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology (BIOLBS08)
           - Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (BIOLBS09)
     
      - Chemistry
           - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (CHEMBS01)
           - Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (CHEMBA01)
           - Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (CHEMBS02)

      - Environmental Science and Policy (see also Liberal Arts)
           - Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy (ES_PBA01)
           - Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy (ES_PBS01)
     
      - Geological Sciences
           - Bachelor of Science in Geology (GEOLBS01)
           - Bachelor of Science in Earth Science (GEOLBS02)

      - Mathematics and Statistics
           - Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (MATHBS01)
                     - Option in Applied Mathematics (MATHBS02)
                               - Suboption I: Science and Engineering
                               - Suboption II: Economics and Management
                     - Option in Statistics (MATHBS04)
                     - Option in Mathematics Education (MATHBS03)
     
      - Physics and Astronomy
           - Bachelor of Science in Physics (PHYSBS01)
           - Bachelor of Arts in Physics (PHYSBA01)