the responsibility for ensuring the availability of academic advisement rests with each college dean
in order to ensure that all students receive the opportunities of appropriate advising, every student enrolled at California State University, Fullerton should declare a major as soon as possible after admission to the university. In any event, a major shall be declared prior to the completion of 60 semester units of coursework.
all students shall confer with an academic adviser on a regular basis.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATIONS
All first time freshmen are required to attend New Student Orientation, where they receive their mandatory academic advisement. First-time freshmen who do not register for a New Student Orientation session prior to the published deadline risk losing their fall admission. All incoming transfer students must complete a student orientation session prior to registration for their second semester. This requirement shall be satisfied by attending Transfer Student Orientation or by completing the Online Transfer Overview. This requirement is in addition to any college or departmental mandatory advising. Visit www.fullerton.edu/orientation for more information.
CHOOSING GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES AND ELECTIVES
In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, the university requires its graduates to have sampled a variety of disciplines as part of their general education. The broad categories of general education courses are presented in the catalog section “General Education.”
All students are strongly encouraged to consult the Academic Advisement Center about selection of general education and elective courses.
ADVISEMENT IN THE MAJOR
Students who have declared a major should consult their departmental adviser on a regular basis for academic advisement. Students who wish to explore the majors offered by a specific college should contact either the college advisement office or the college dean’s office for referral to the department.
TITAN DEGREE AUDIT
The TITAN Degree Audit (TDA) serves as an advising tool for both students and academic advisers. The report provides information on student progress towards the completion of general education, major and other degree requirements. Students can access their TDAs by logging on to their Portal at www.fullerton.edu and selecting New Titan Online and under Student Self Service, selecting Titan Degree Audit. The student’s campuswide ID (CWID) and PIN numbers are requirements to logging on.
COLLEGE ADVISEMENT OFFICES
Students who wish to explore undergraduate majors offered by a specific college should contact the appropriate college advisement office. Please note: the College of Education does not offer undergraduate programs; undergraduates seeking academic advisement are encouraged to go to the Center for Careers in Teaching for assistance with course selection in preparation for teaching.
College of the Arts
Office of the Dean
Visual Arts 199
Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Business Advising Center
Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 1201
College of Communications
Advisement and Peer Mentoring Center
College Park 425
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Office of the Dean
Computer Science 502
College of Health and Human Development
Office of the Dean
Education Classroom 624
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
H&SS Student Access Center
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Office of the Dean
McCarthy Hall 166
ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT CENTER
University Hall 123B
Located in UH-123B, academic advisement is available, on a walk-in basis, to matriculated students regarding the General Education requirements necessary for graduation, and the policies/procedures associated with the student’s successful completion of those requirements. As the home for undeclared students, the Center provides advising and information normally available through the declared student’s major department. Coordination of the Finish in Four Program, available only to incoming freshmen, is managed in the Center as well. Other services available in the Center, and on its website, include academic workshops, tutorials, group advising and referrals to other on-campus student support programs. Disqualified students must meet with an adviser in the Academic Advisement Center prior to enrolling in Open University and to discuss options for readmission. Please view the Academic Advisement Center website for useful information about General Education and graduation requirements, university policies and procedures.
Students who have not selected a major are “undeclared.” The Academic Advisement Center provides a variety of resources and services to assist students in choosing an appropriate major. Information about the various majors at California State University, Fullerton is available in the Undeclared Student Resource Center (UH-124).
PLANNING A MAJOR PROGRAM
When students have selected a major, they should familiarize themselves with all the requirements that are specified in this catalog under their chosen degree program. They should make a tentative semester-by-semester plan for completing the requirements, including prerequisites, and discuss this plan with an adviser in the major. In addition to courses in the major department, related courses in other fields and supporting courses in basic skills may also be required. These should be included in the tentative semester-by-semester plan.
Some departments require placement tests prior to enrolling in some classes (e.g., foreign languages, music and computer science). The times and places for such placement tests will be available by calling the College Advisement Offices.
CHANGE OF MAJOR, DEGREE OR CREDENTIAL OBJECTIVE
To change a major, degree objective, or credential objective, obtain the required form in the Office of Admissions and Records (LH-114) and take it to the appropriate office(s) for signature(s). Such a change is not official until the form has been signed and filed in the Registrar’s Office.
DEPARTMENTAL ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT
An adviser in the major can provide information and suggestions and can assist the student in finding the most desirable ways to meet the requirements for graduation and for the major or credential. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the assistance of an academic adviser. The final choice of courses and the responsibility for the program lies with the student. Undergraduate students who have not yet decided upon a major (undeclared students) will be advised in the Academic Advisement Center.
If students have transferred to California State University, Fullerton, the academic department advisers are able to offer better advice if students provide lists of courses they have taken and their own copies of transcripts from colleges previously attended.
The academic programs of the university provide appropriate preparation for graduate work in a variety of fields. Students who have made tentative decisions about the institutions at which they may wish to pursue graduate work should consult the catalogs of those graduate colleges as they plan their undergraduate coursework. Students planning to pursue graduate work should supplement their undergraduate plan of study by completing course requirements at major graduate colleges.
The university offers a number of professional programs through the master’s degree. These include programs in the fine arts, business administration, communications, education, engineering, psychology, kinesiology, public health, public administration, speech pathology-audiology and others. Students interested in preparing for professional careers in these areas, either here or at other educational institutions, are encouraged to seek assistance and guidance from faculty members in these fields.
It is recommended that prospective law students prepare themselves in such fields as English, American history, economics, philosophy, political science (particularly the history and development of English and American political institutions) and such undergraduate courses as judicial process, administrative law, constitutional law and international law, philosophy (particularly ethics and logic), business administration, anthropology, psychology and sociology.
A distribution of course sequences among the social sciences, the natural sciences and the humanities is desirable. Students interested in becoming lawyers should contact the pre-law adviser in the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice. Some faculty members in the College of Business and Economics and the Departments of American Studies and History also can provide advice and assistance.
Students who might be interested in pursuing careers in the ministry, the teaching of religion, and associated fields should take some courses in comparative religion, psychology, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, history, English, speech communication and a foreign language. Students desiring assistance and counseling regarding advanced work in religious studies/comparative religion or professional careers as rabbis, priests, ministers, etc., may seek help from the faculty in the Department of Comparative Religion.
Students who plan to seek employment in social work or human services should prepare themselves in the fields of human services, child and adolescent development, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics and research methods in the social sciences.
Students who intend to enter a professional program following undergraduate training should learn about the specific prerequisites for admission to the graduate program of their choice. Ordinarily, a major in one of the social sciences and some additional work in at least several other social sciences are recommended. Students with interests in pursuing careers in the field of social work and social welfare should contact the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program for guidance and assistance.
University Hall 223
All health professions programs are seeking the best qualified applicants with a good command of communications skills, rigorous basic science preparation, a broad general education base, and outside clinical experience. The Health Professions Advising Office provides information and advisement for prospective applicants. It is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue careers in the health professions contact this office.
Students who plan to enter the teaching profession must prepare themselves by developing depth of knowledge in the subject areas they plan to teach. Teachers of elementary school-children must have a solid foundation of knowledge in all subjects taught in the elementary classroom. High school teachers must develop expertise in the subject named on their single subject credentials. Students are encouraged to seek advice early in their academic careers to most efficiently plan a program of study that effectively blends general education, major and subject matter preparation requirements and prerequisites for admission to a credential program. The Center for Careers in Teaching provides information and advisement for prospective teachers.
Visit the Center for Careers in Teaching website (www.fullerton.edu/cct) or call 657-278-7130.
IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193), also known as the Welfare Reform Act, includes provisions to eliminate eligibility for federal and state public benefits for certain categories of lawful immigrants, as well as benefits for all illegal immigrants.
Students who will require a professional or commercial license provided by a local, state, or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the CSU may be training them must meet the immigration requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to achieve licensure. Information concerning the regulation these requirements are available from Greg Sweet, University Tax Compliance Manager, College Park 392, P.O. Box 6808, Fullerton, CA 92834-6808, or by telephone at 657-278-5671.
|Topic||Where to Go||Location||Telephone|
|Academic Appeals||Academic Appeals Office||Langsdorf Hall 805||278-3836|
|Add or Drop a Class||See Class Schedule|
|Address Change||Admissions & Records Service Center||Langsdorf Hall 114||278-7601|
|Admissions/Applications||Admissions & Records Service Center||Langsdorf Hall 114||278-7601|
|Undeclared Major||Academic Advisement Center||University Hall 123||278-3606|
|Declared Majors||Major Department|
|Athletics Tickets||Athletic Ticket Office||Titan House||278-2783|
|Child Care||Children’s Center||Children’s Center||278-2961|
|Personal||Counseling and Psychological Service||Student Health and Counseling, East Bldg.||278-3040|
|Vocational||Career Center||Langsdorf Hall 208||278-3121|
|Graduation Unit||Langsdorf Hall 108||278-2300|
|Degree Evaluation, Undergraduate||Graduation Unit||Langsdorf Hall 108||278-2300|
|Disabled Student Services Office||Disabled Student Services Office||University Hall 101||278-3117|
|Disqualification/Reinstatement||Academic Advisement Center||University Hall 123||278-3606|
|Emergency Messages||Vice President for Student Affairs||Langsdorf Hall 805||278-3221|
|Business, Industry & Government||Career Center||Langsdorf Hall 208||278-3121|
|Educational||Career Center||Langsdorf Hall 208||278-3121|
|Minority Relations||Career Center||Langsdorf Hall 208||278-3121|
|Student (Part-Time)||Career Center||Langsdorf Hall 208||278-3121|
|Staff||Human Resources||College Park 700||278-2425|
|Duplicate I.D. Card||TitanCard Office||Pollak Library (South)||278-3555|
|Fee Receipt||Student Financial Services||University Hall 180||278-3918|
|Letter Request||Admissions & Records Service Center||Langsdorf Hall 114||278-7601|
|Extension Class Information||Extended Education Information||College Park 100||278-2611|
|Evaluations/General Education||Admissions & Records Service Center||Langsdorf Hall 114||278-7601|
|Financial Aid||Financial Aid Office||University Hall 146||278-3125|
|Permits to Register||International Education & Exchange||University Hall 244||278-2787|
|Graduate Studies||Graduate Studies Office||McCarthy Hall 103||278-2618|
|Graduation Requirements (undergraduate)||Graduation Unit||Langsdorf Hall 108||278-2300|
|Health Insurance||Titan Student Union||Lobby||278-2468|
|Housing||Housing & Residence Life Housing Office||Cobb Residence Hall||278-2168|
|Internships and Service-Learning||Center for Internships and Service-Learning||Langsdorf Hall 209||278-3746|
|Library Information||Pollak Library||Library Lobby||278-2633|
|Name Change||Admissions & Records Service Center||Langsdorf Hall 114||278-7601|
|Organizations and Clubs||Student Organization Resource Center||Titan Student Union 247||278-7622|
|Outreach Services||University Outreach Services||Terrace Office Center 415||278-2086|
|Fees||Student Financial Services||University Hall 180||278-3918|
|Information||Parking and Transportation Services||Temporary 1400||278-3082|
|Handicapped||Disabled Student Services||University Hall 101||278-3117|
|Readmission||Admissions & Records Service Center||Langsdorf Hall 114||278-7601|
|Records (Student)||Admissions & Records Service Center||Langsdorf Hall 114||278-7601|
|Registration Fees||Student Financial Services||University Hall 180||278-3918|
|Residency||Admissions & Records Service Center||Langsdorf Hall 114||278-7601|
|Scholarships||Financial Aid Office||University Hall 146||278-3125|
|Student Academic Services (EOP/SAA/Retention)||Student Academic Services Office||University Hall 143||278-2484|
|Summer Sessions, Information||Extended Education Office||College Park 100||278-2611|
|Test Information||Testing Services||University Hall 229||278-3838|
|Transcripts||Admissions & Records Service Center||Langsdorf Hall 114||278-7601|
|Transfer Services||Transfer Services Center||Langsdorf Hall 210A||278-3358|
|Tutoring||Intensive Learning Experience||University Hall 234||278-7236|
|Veterans Certification||Admissions & Records Service Center||Langsdorf Hall 114||278-7601|
|Women’s Center||Women’s Center/Adult Reentry||University Hall 205||278-3928|