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Professional Studies

College of Health and Human Services

Chair: Paul A. Bott

Department Office: Engineering Technology (ET), Room 234
Telephone: (562) 985-5633
FAX: (562) 985-8815

Faculty: Paul A. Bott, Peter Kreysa, Donald Lauda, Henry O'Lawrence, Victor C.X. Wang
Credential Analyst: Alex Johnson
Academic Advisor: Kathy Allan
Distance Learning Administrator: Anthony Argott
Administrative Support Coordinator: Anne Bykerk-Plante

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors, Credential Analyst, Graduate Advisor, Undergraduate Advisor, Designated Subjects Credential Coordinator, Student Development Specialist, or Distance Learning Administrator.

Career Possibilities

Adult Education Teacher • Secondary School Teacher • Community College Teacher • Career Counselor • Director of Vocational Education • Vocational Training Instructor • Training Representative • Vocational Supervisor • ROP Instructor • Director of Experiential Learning Centers • Consumer Product Demonstrator/Instructor • Peace Corps Worker • Corporate Trainer • Emergency Manager • Emergency Operation Specialist • Homeland Security Administrator (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.) Various entry-level trainee positions in business, industry, and public service are available for graduates.


Professional Studies is designed to enable persons to gain the competencies requisite for successful employment in secondary schools, community colleges and adult programs as teachers, coordinators and supervisors of vocational, occupational, career preparation, and related human resource development programs.
Instructional programs are offered on- and off-campus throughout California and out-of-state. Most off-campus instruction is offered via distance learning modes of video, Internet, integrated live instruction, and combinations of these three.