Colleges & Departments

Office: AS-115
Phone: 562.985.4364
Interim Dean: Anne D'Zmura
Website: College of the Arts

The CSULB College of the Arts provides scholarly and creative opportunities generally associated with stand-alone arts academies and conservatories, all within the context of a comprehensive public university.  A diverse student community benefits from an affordable, innovative, quality education in the arts. Top-tier performance and exhibition venues provide opportunities for showcasing student excellence as well as presenting an array of artists and scholars we bring to our campus. 

College of the Arts Programs (Catalog)

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Film and Electronic Arts
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts

Office: CBA-200
Phone: 562.985.5306
Dean: Michael E. Solt
Website: College of Business
Support: Contact College of Business

The College of Business is one of 711 business schools in 47 countries out of nearly 16,000 world-wide that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. AACSB standards require our faculty to maintain academic and professional qualifications and our students to achieve COB's learning goals. We are committed to excellence in education, and our continuous accreditation since 1972 is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff.

College of Business Programs (Catalog)

  • Accountancy
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management and Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Graduate Program Information

Office: ED-1
Phone: 562.985.1609
Dean: Anna Ortiz
Website: College of Education

The College of Education provides undergraduate and graduate studies in education. It offers specific curricula focusing on the preparation of personnel for teaching and educational service in the pre-school, elementary, middle and high schools, community colleges, adult programs, and other educational agencies. In addition to three certificate programs and a variety of teaching and service credentials, the College offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, a Master of Arts in Education degree with various options, two Master of Science degrees (special education and counseling), and the Educational Leadership Doctoral degree.

College of Education Programs (Catalog)

  • Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
  • Educational Leadership
  • Liberal Studies
  • Single Subject Teacher Education Program
  • Teacher Education

Office: ECS-610
Phone: 562.985.5123
Dean: Jinny Rhee
Website: College of Engineering
Support: Contact College of Engineering

The College of Engineering offers four-year curricula leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in the disciplines of engineering, computer science, and engineering technology as well as master's and PhD degree programs. The BS programs provide broad education and training for entry to the professions and for continuing academic work toward advanced degrees. Master of Science degrees are offered in aerospace, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering, and in computer science. The Master of Science in Engineering is also offered in interdisciplinary areas. The PhD in Engineering and Computational Mathematics is offered jointly with The Claremont Graduate University.

College of Engineering Programs (Catalog)

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
  • Computer Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Office: ET-200
Phone: 562.985.4194
Dean: Monica Lounsbery
Website: College of Health and Human Services
Support: Contact College of Health & Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines. Through our richly diverse and highly qualified faculty, we strive to be leader in connections to the community, collaboration with other universities, research, community service, number of active centers, and number of students seeking professional careers. Our academic programs collaborate with community partners to create a student-centered learning environment that accurately reflects the dynamic societal needs.

College of Health and Human Services Programs (Catalog)

  • Child Development and Family Studies
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Fashion Merchandising and Design
  • Food Science
  • Gerontology
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality Management
  • Kinesiology
  • Military Science
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Social Work
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Student Leadership and Recreation

Phone: 562.985.5381
Dean: Deborah Thien
Website: College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts at CSULB is the largest college on campus, with twenty-seven excellent departments and programs, several innovative centers and projects, and over 300 outstanding faculty members. The college faculty are among the best in the nation and have received a variety of national and international awards.

College of Liberal Arts Programs (Catalog)

  • Africana Studies
  • American Indian Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian and Asian American Studies
  • Asian Languages
  • Chicano and Latino Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Communication Studies
  • Comparative World Literature
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science and Public Policy
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Global Migration Studies
  • History
  • Human Development
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism and Public Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies;

Office: HSCI-160
Phone: 562.985.4707
Dean: Curtis Bennett
Website: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Support: Contact College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is a leader in undergraduate and graduate student research. Housed in a complex that includes the recently completed, state-of-the-art Hall of Science, the Molecular and Life Sciences Center, the Microbiology Building, and Faculty Office 3, the college's six departments offer 22 degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Programs (Catalog)

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Geological Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Ocean Studies Institute
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Science Education

Office: 6300 State University Drive, Suite #104
Phone: 800.963.2250
Dean: Chris Swarat
Website: College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE)
Support: Contact the College of Professional and Continuing Education

The College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPaCE) is a self-supported, interdisciplinary college that works closely with its university, business, community, and international partners to serve California’s workforce and economy. CPaCE provides expanded access to CSULB’s exceptional academic programs and educational resources. We offer a diverse range of degrees, professional development certificates, and international education programs in many disciplines. We create opportunities for our students to study abroad, and bring students from around the globe to CSULB.


Office: Location: LIB-401
Phone: 562.985.4047
Dean: Tracey Mayfield, Interim
Website: University Library

The University Library supports the educational mission of the University through selecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating recorded knowledge in all its formats and manifestations. The Library supports the instructional and research needs of the campus community through its breadth and depth of collections, exceptional library faculty and staff-led services, and innovative use of library spaces. Library faculty serve as subject specialists and liaisons to CSULB's academic departments and programs, working to strengthen student information literacy skills through one-on-one consultations, workshops, embedded course instruction, and scalable online experiences.