California State University-Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
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California State University-Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
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California State University-Long Beach Review

A- Excellent
4.075 Based on 10 Reviews
Career Preparation
B+
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A-
Activities and Groups
A

Degree Overview

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.

2528 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
8
 
 
 
American/United States Studies/Civilization
 
39
 
 
 
Anthropology
 
67
7
 
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
19
7
 
 
Asian-American Studies
 
6
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
8
 
 
 
Comparative Literature
 
13
 
 
 
Deaf Studies
 
10
 
 
 
East Asian Studies
 
8
 
 
 
European Studies/Civilization
 
0
0
 
 
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
 
26
 
 
 
History, General
 
182
12
 
 
Human Development and Family Studies, General
 
222
 
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
0
 
 
 
International/Global Studies
 
140
 
 
 
Italian Studies
 
5
3
 
 
Jewish/Judaic Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Language Interpretation and Translation
 
0
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
41
12
0
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
0
0
 
 
Philosophy
 
33
1
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
224
6
0
 
Psychology, General
 
536
26
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
137
0
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
8
16
 
 
School Psychology
 
 
26
 
 
Social Work
 
69
283
 
 
Sociology
 
310
0
 
 
Women's Studies
 
18
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

2243 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
38
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
1447
85
 
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
41
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
91
6
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
 
515
0
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
 
20
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

2008 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art/Art Studies, General
 
209
9
0
 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
 
0
0
 
 
Community College Education
 
 
 
 
8
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
78
 
 
Creative Writing
 
 
24
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
0
 
Education, General
 
 
140
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
 
 
 
0
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
9
English Language and Literature, General
 
250
32
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
6
3
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
6
2
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
302
116
 
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
10
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
234
 
 
 
Rhetoric and Composition
 
0
0
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
 
12
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
38
6
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
24
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
404
15
 
 
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
46
25
 
 
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
0
0
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1296 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
21
 
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
0
0
0
 
Gerontology
 
 
8
0
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
532
0
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
203
51
 
 
Nursing Administration
 
 
0
 
 
Nursing Education
 
 
 
0
 
Nutrition Sciences
 
67
17
 
 
Physical Therapy/Therapist
 
 
 
 
60
Public Health, General
 
 
28
 
 
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
0
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
203
106
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1015 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
54
21
 
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
16
 
 
 
Biotechnology
 
 
 
0
 
Chemical Engineering
 
81
 
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
117
25
 
 
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
 
11
 
 
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
52
 
 
 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
 
52
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
171
25
 
 
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
 
12
 
 
 
Engineering Technology, General
 
0
 
 
 
Engineering, General
 
25
5
 
 
Environmental Science
 
49
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
23
 
 
Industrial and Product Design
 
37
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering
 
0
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
 
0
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
203
36
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

695 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance, General
 
30
3
 
 
Design and Applied Arts, Other
 
57
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
57
4
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
162
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
180
19
 
 
Interior Design
 
32
 
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
100
38
 
 
Music, General
 
3
6
 
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
 
0
 
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
 
 
4
 
 

681 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
80
16
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
194
16
 
 
Biotechnology
 
 
 
0
 
Chemistry, General
 
29
11
 
 
Geography
 
63
9
0
 
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
3
 
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
6
9
 
 
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
 
30
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
76
25
 
 
Microbiology, General
 
18
4
 
 
Physics, General
 
43
13
 
 
Statistics, Other
 
 
36
 
 

270 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
 
201
69
 
 

165 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
81
 
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
 
79
5
0
 

138 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
 
137
 
 
 
Radio and Television
 
1
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at California State University-Long Beach.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
 
 
 
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by WASC 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 Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Psychological Services)
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 (American Language Institute/Intensive English Program)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
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?

3.6 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Industrial Technology, Class of 1979

    Don't know. Graduated over 30 years ago

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication, Class of 2008

    Nothing as far as I can tell

    1 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

    4 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>

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

    professors also work in the industry

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminal Justice , Class of 1998

    Access to instructors who work within Criminal Justice field

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.2 Based on 10 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Journalism, Class of 1984

    Typical and normal of most college settings.

    4 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

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication, Class of 2008

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

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

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

    5 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminal Justice , Class of 1998

    Commuter school so not much culture.

    3 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.2 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.

    4 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.

    3 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.

    5 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.

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

    They're great easy access and clean

    5 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.3 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

    4 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.

    5 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.

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

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

    5 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.

    5 Rated January 2016

Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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?
1 Answer
  • 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.

    Answered by: Universities.com
What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • 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.

    Answered by: Universities.com