California State University Hayward Distance Learning

California State University Hayward, also known as Cal State East Bay, CSU East Bay, East Bay, and CSUEB is located in the eastern part of San Francisco Bay. It has a student population of more than 13,000 diverse individuals, and over one-hundred degree granting programs and areas of study. The prestigious U.S. News and World Report ranked Hayward (or East Bay) as as a top-tier Master’s level degree granting institution in the Western half of the United States, and it falls within the top tier for “Best in the West” as recognized by The Princeton Review for the last seven years in a row. Their strongest, most well-known academic departments are the College of Busines and Economics, Education, Biotechnology, as well as their Music program. They have additional campus buildings in Oakland and Concord. It is one of the few Universities in the California State system to have quarters rather than semesters.

Cal State Hayward/East Bay offers over fifty undergraduate degree granting programs and just under forty Master’s degrees. The most popular majors are Liberal Studies, Biological Sciences, Pre-Nursing, Business, Pychology, Criminal Justice, Health Sciences, Human Development, Communications and Computer Science. The four academic colleges are the College of Business and Economics, the College of Education and Allied Studies, the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences and the College of Science. They do offer distance learning degree and certificate programs.

Online degree granting programs can be found in the Business School for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. There is also a Master of Science in Education, Option in Online Teaching and Learning. Students can take online courses in Compuer Science, Contiuing Education for Teachers, and Technical Writing. Certificate Programs for Academic Credit include Fund Accounting and GAS34, Java Programming, Linux/Unix Administration, .NET Programming, Networking and Data Communications, Online Teaching and Learning, Regulatory Affairs, and Web Programming. Certificate Programs online for Continuing Education Credits include: Administrative Medical Specialist, Advanced Coding for the Physician’s Office, Advanced Hospital Coding and CSS Prep, Arts Management Career Development, AutoCAD 2009, Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative, Digital Arts, Fitness Business Management, Forensic Computer Examiner, Freight Broker Training, HVAC Technician, ICD-10 Medical Coding, Lean Mastery, Medical Transcription, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Multimedia Design, Online Green Professional Development, Biofuel Production Operations, Building Analyst Quick Start Program, Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Green Supply Chain Professional, Indoor Air Quality Manager, Principles of Green Building, Senior Sustainability Professional, Wind Energy Apprentice, Payroll Practice and Management, Personal Fitness Training, Pharmacy Technician, Six Sigma Training, Travel Agent, Veterinary Assistant, and Video Game Design and Development.

Tuition and fees at California State East Bay is $4,872 for a California State resident, and $13,800 for a non-resident. Cal State offers scholarships through the California State University system, and also school and department specific scholarships. Work study, Federal Aid, Federal Loans, State Loans and Grants are also available. Contact the financial aid office for more information and for assistance.

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