California State University Fullerton, also known as CSUF or CSU, is the largest University in the California State system, with the most enrolled students of all the schools. It is located in Fullerton, which is part of the famous Orange County, CA. The University has seen rapid growth in the last ten years, with the renovation and renaming of the Performing Arts Center and the newly re-constructed Student Recreation Center. They have added to their lower division and graduate programs, as well as their certificate programs. The student population is diverse. According to the 2009 addition of The Princeton Review, Fullerton’s Mahaylo College of Business and Economics is amongst our nation’s top three-hundred. Mihaylo is the largest business school with accrediation out of all of the schools in California, and the fifth largest in the country.
California State University at Fullerton offers distance learning through University Extended Education. They offer certificate programs in which graduates of these programs earn Continuing Education Unit’s for their professions. They offer Certificates in Professional Office Administration, Corporate Security Management, Microsoft Access, Professional Development for Educators, Single Subject Crediential Prerequisites, GATE Certificate, Certificate in Postsecondary Reading and Learning, Certificate in Expert Witness: Litigation and Support Testimony, Professional Fiduciary Management for Conservators Certificate, Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees Certificate, Advanced Practice in Professional Fiduciary Management, Certificate in Basic Understanding of Forensic Science, Certificate in Claims Examiner, Certificate in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse in the Application of Medical Coding, Certificate in Lean Enterprise I: Building the Foundation, Certificate in Lean Enterprise II, Advanced Tools, and a Certificate in Pharmaceutical Engineering. Master’s Degrees are offered through distance learning in Information Technology, Software Engineering, and Instructional Design and Technology.
Other degree majors include: Accounting, American Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Asian American Studies, Biological Science, International Business, Chicana and Chicano Studies, Computer Engineering, Counseling, Anthropology, Art, Asian Studies, Business Administration, Comparative Religion, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Child and Adolescent Studeis, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Comparative Religion, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Educational Leadership, Education, Engineering, English, European Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Environmental Studies, Finance, French, German, Health Sciences, Geological Sciences, Gerontology, History, Human Communication Studies, Japanese, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Nursing, Management, Mathematics, Military Science, Modern Language and Literatures, Persian Language and Literatures, Physics, Portugese, Public Administration, Reading, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Radio/TV/Film, Sociology, TESOL, Vietnamese Language and Literature, Theatre and Dance, Software Engineering, and Women’s Studies.
The cost of attendance at Fullerton is estimated at $14,878 for in-state students and $20,018 for out-of-state. This includes tuition, registration fees, room and board, and books. Students are encouraged to apply for Federal Loans, Federal Grants, California State Grants, Workstudy opportunities, and scholarships. Some of the scholarship opportunities include Associated Students Scholarship university Awards, University Scholarships, College of Arts, Business and Economics, Math, Engineering, and Education. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible for these awards to be dispersed.