California State University, Bakersfield


California State University, Bakersfield opened in September 1970 as the 19th member of the 23-campus California State University system. Its vision is to become the leading campus in the CSU system in terms of faculty and academic excellence and diversity, quality of the student experience and community engagement. The university is a comprehensive regional university and is committed to excellence in its four schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education. The university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, with six programs also accredited by national accrediting organizations. CSUB is located on a 375-acre site in metropolitan Bakersfield. Some 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students attend CSUB at either the main campus in Bakersfield or the off-campus center in Antelope Valley. More than 90% of CSUB's tenured/tenure-track- faculty have doctoral degrees in their fields of study. The university operates on a quarter system from September to June, with two summer sessions. CSUB has majors in 31 undergraduate degree programs, seven credential programs in education, and 17 graduate degree programs. CSUB Athletics has been a source of continuing pride for the university and community. CSUB's 17 sports programs have won 30 national championships. In 1998 CSUB won the Sears Cup as the best NCAA Division II program in the nation. In June, 2006, President Mitchell announced the university's intention to move its athletics program to NCAA Division I.

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The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Anthropology   BA    
Art/Art Studies, General   BA    
Biology/Biological Sciences, General   BS    
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other   BA    
Chemistry, Other   BS    
Clinical Psychology   BS    
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics   BS    
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric   BS    
Computer Science   BS    
Criminology   BA    
Directing and Theatrical Production   BA    
Early Childhood Education and Teaching   BA    
Economics, General   BA, BS    
Engineering   BS    
English Language and Literature, General   BA    
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General   BA    
Geology/Earth Science, General   BA, BS    
History, General   BA    
Kinesiology and Exercise Science   BS    
Leisure and Recreational Activities, Other   No Degree    
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies   BA    
Mathematics, General   BA    
Music, General   BA    
Natural Resources Management and Policy   BS    
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)   BS    
Philosophy   BA    
Physics, General   BS    
Political Science and Government, General   BA    
Pre-Dentistry Studies   No Degree    
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies   No Degree    
Pre-Nursing Studies   No Degree    
Pre-Pharmacy Studies   No Degree    
Pre-Veterinary Studies   No Degree    
Psychology, General   BA    
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other   BA    
Religion/Religious Studies   BA    
Sociology   BA    
Spanish Language and Literature   BA    
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management   BA    

Enrollment Information

To be eligible for consideration, an individual must  meet all CSU requirements for out-of-state residents and be admissible as a full-time student at CSU Bakersfield. First-time freshman admissions requirements (minimum eligibility requirements for CSU):

Transfer admission requirements:
Lower division

Upper division
You are eligible for admission with 60 or more transferable semester units (90 quarter units) if you:

Contact Information

Debbie Blowers
Assistant Director of Admissions and Evaluations
CSU Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway 47SA
Bakersfield, CA 93311 

Official telephone: (661) 654-3036
1-800-788-2782 (toll free)
Fax number: (661) 654-3194