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California State University-Long Beach Review

Long Beach, CA, 1250 Bellflower Blvd
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A
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Excellent

California State University-Long Beach is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 37,446 students and offering 155 degrees in Long Beach, CA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at California State University-Long Beach.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
2,166 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
14
American/united States Studies/civilization
36
Anthropology
83
5
Asian-American Studies
7
Asian Studies/civilization
12
1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
10
Comparative Literature
16
East Asian Studies
11
European Studies/civilization
9
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
21
History
120
6
Human Development and Family Studies
266
International/global Studies
46
International Relations and Affairs
7
Jewish/judaic Studies
0
Language Interpretation and Translation
0
Linguistics
35
18
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
0
0
Philosophy
28
4
Political Science
164
3
Psychology
456
58
Public Administration
96
Religion/religious Studies
13
8
Social Work
63
200
Sociology
325
4
Women's Studies
21
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
1,914 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art Studies
215
13
Communication Sciences and Disorders
0
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
77
Creative Writing
9
Education
92
Educational Leadership and Administration
23
English Language and Literature
255
48
French Language and Literature
10
2
German Language and Literature
8
8
Health and Physical Education/fitness
248
83
Japanese Language and Literature
11
Liberal Arts
227
Rhetoric and Composition
0
0
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
5
Spanish Language and Literature
50
12
Special Education and Teaching
12
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
403
13
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
53
37
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
1,722 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
1,062
82
Business/managerial Economics
55
Economics
105
9
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
409
0
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Healthcare
1,055 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
22
Dietetics/dietitian
112
9
Gerontology
8
Health/health Care Administration/management
230
47
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
0
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
183
0
Nursing Administration
5
Physical Therapy/therapist
16
31
Public Health
12
Public Health/community Nurse/nursing
11
Registered Nurse
214
155
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Engineering
848 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
44
19
Chemical Engineering
47
Civil Engineering
106
14
Computer Engineering
49
Computer Engineering Technology/technician
8
Construction Engineering Technology/technician
57
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
85
99
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
18
Engineering
17
16
Engineering Technology
1
Environmental Science
48
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
16
Industrial and Product Design
18
Manufacturing Engineering
0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
2
Mechanical Engineering
164
20
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Art and Design
675 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
32
1
Design and Applied Arts
39
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
70
10
Film/cinema/video Studies
180
Fine Arts
190
22
Interior Design
23
Music
5
0
Music Performance
74
25
Theatre/theatre Arts Management
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Mathematics and Science
595 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
71
4
Biology
158
13
Chemistry
32
3
Geography
68
11
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
0
Geology/earth Science
19
9
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
15
Mathematics
76
41
Microbiology
17
1
Physics
33
9
Statistics
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
162 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
81
81
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Legal and Law
147 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice
126
5
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Communication and Media
124 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
124
Radio and Television
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Hospitality
118 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
61
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
52
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Psychological Services) American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1984

Thirty years ago I thought the University did a pretty good job of preparing me for a journalism career. We didn't have computers or internet then; it was a very different experience from today's opportunities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial Technology, Class of 1979

Don't know. Graduated over 30 years ago

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communication, Class of 2008

Nothing as far as I can tell

Rated January 2016
Alumni
M.S. Special Education, Class of 2013

Observing classrooms (education major); variety of guest speakers (people from all areas related to education, including parents); opportunities during class to share experiences, questions, get advice; workshops; access to latest research

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1984

To be honest with you, I graduated so long ago I can't recall anything of importance to say. I got more out of the AFROTC program than actual college. It prepared me for a Commission in the USAF>

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Masters of Public Health, Class of 2001

professors also work in the industry

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Criminal Justice , Class of 1998

Access to instructors who work within Criminal Justice field

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1984

Typical and normal of most college settings.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial Technology, Class of 1979

At the time it was generally positive but concerned about growing social and income inequality. Very large school without a lot of interaction outside courses

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communication, Class of 2008

Very broad. About what you'd expect at a state school. Good, not great.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
M.S. Special Education, Class of 2013

Focused. Not a "party" school. People serious about getting a good education.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1984

The culture was good. Most of the students commuted to school and worked at least a part time job when I attended.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Criminal Justice , Class of 1998

Commuter school so not much culture.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1984

Typical again; I spent a lot of time in the library doing research, and that was an important facility for its time.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial Technology, Class of 1979

No dorms at the time and no computers to speak of. Classrooms were adequate and cafeteria was average at best.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
M.S. Special Education, Class of 2013

Computer labs -excellent and plentiful. Dorms - small in quantity. Classrooms -good. Dining Halls -good. A nice, comfortable campus. Appealing aesthetically, as well as functional. Some parts are new, some are not, but all are good.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1984

The School was very modern at the time, but it had a very small dorm, almost all the students commuted. I hear now that they have much more dorm space.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Concentration Finance, Real Estate, and Law, Class of 2001

They're great easy access and clean

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Industrial Technology, Class of 1979

Don't know today. Film exhibition and student environmental activist groups were probably the most popular at the time

Rated January 2016
Alumni
M.S. Special Education, Class of 2013

Unsure. I was a grad student. There seem to be quite a large selection - available to meet a variety of interests.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 1984

At the time I was there the Young Republicans were popular. It was in the era of Reagan. And almost everyone was happy to be rid of Pres. Carter.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Public Policy and Administration, Class of 2011

Didn't get involved, I was a long distance student.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Concentration Finance, Real Estate, and Law, Class of 2001

depends on the major and what area you hang around the most. Student fairs, cultural and just for fun.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
California State University-Long Beach Business Program
UDC Contributor

Start your business learning experience with a Freshmen Advising Workshop at the CBA Center for Student Success. The workshop is so effective for transitioning to college that all new business students attend one. Earn your business degree here and you’ll be represented by the Associated Business Students Organizations Council, regularly voted by fellow students as the best college council on campus for their commitment to making sure CBA students experience excellent personal and professional development beyond the classroom. The secret to their success? Ethics — that’s what drives the core of the college. With efforts like Living Ethics Every Day, an annual ethics seminar for business leaders planned alongside the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the school’s Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership advances a goal of producing global leaders with a heart to serve the common good of others. Experiences such as the ethics seminar lay an altruistic foundation in your education that you won’t find in many business programs.

Featured Alumni Review
Allan
Marketing, Class of 2011

U I spent a lot of time going to showcases in the theatre department, which I honestly think should be a mandatory part of business studies. I also sat in on several classes that I didn't need credit for, most notably Brian Lane's Stand up comedy class (which has students do a comedy set as their final) and a really great advertising course in the graphic design department. I think there's a lot to learn by stepping out of your own department, and I think that idea plays out in life as well.

Featured Alumni Review
Edward
Marketing and Business Administration, Class of 1998

U The extra-curricular activities at CSULB at the School of Business are AMAzing! Early in my college career I joined the American Marketing Association, eventually leading to a leadership role and involvement in the Associated Business Student Organization Council. I highly recommend that if you are serious about your future career you get as actively involved in your respective Business Organizations on campus and take a leadership role.

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Jeannine
Recreation and Leisure Studies, Class of 2013

U My favorite thing was definitely my marketing promotions class. The professor was also the advisor for AMA and one of the best! He brought in speakers almost every class and provided real life examples, scenarios, tasks, assignments, etc., which led me to my internship and first real job after college.

Questions and Answers about California State University-Long Beach

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Who are the notable alumni?
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If you know anything about Hollywood, the name Steven Spielberg probably rings a bell. He, along with other Hollywood legends like Steve Martin, attended CSULB. Hilary Swank played CSULB’s own Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers, a film based on the book written by Gruwell herself. The school’s proximity to the water earned it the nickname “the beach,” a fitting place for multiple gold-medal winning Olympic beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor to earn her degree.

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What is the campus setting like?
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The CSULB campus overlooks the Pacific Ocean, earning its nickname as “the beach.” The student-run University Student Union sits at the crossroads of the campus, serving as a focal point for entire campus made up of over 80 buildings. With spaces nearby like the Garage Theatre, Fingerprints records, and Hamburger Mary's where students eat, connect, and perform, the urban campus fosters artists in way not found anywhere else.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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CSULB offers 70+ online and extension courses through its College of Continuing Education, even offering two online masters degree programs in criminology and criminal justice and emergency service administration. Areas of study include everything from healthcare and hospitality to personal enrichment and test preparation. The college focuses on meeting the needs of the regional economy and workforce with the courses they offer, meaning courses are rooted in project-based learning that can be easily applied to a career. Each class and program adjusts to fit your schedule.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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The CSULB (called “Long Beach State” in the sports world) 49ers compete in NCAA Division I in 18 sports teams and play competitively in 11. CSULB has won 4 NCAA national championships in men’s and women’s volleyball. The school’s baseball team, unofficially known as “The Dirtbags,” has been the most successful sports team in the school’s history, producing a number of well-known professional players over the years, including former American League MVP, Jason Giambi, former American League Rookie of the Year, Bobby Crosby, and all-star and 2008 American League Rookie of the Year, Evan Longoria.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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CSULB is home to the largest physics department in California. The department’s graduate program is the biggest non-Ph.D. graduate program in the U.S. Also boasting big numbers is CSULB’s College of the Arts, which enrolls more art and design students than any other school in the country. U.S. News and World Report has commended the school on its stellar first-year transition programs that set new students up for academic success. Fall semester First Year Experience (FYE) programs help students with their academic transition, while the spring semester focuses on enhancing the college experience outside of the classroom while gaining leadership and career experience.

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