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Colleges / California State University, Northridge

California State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

CSU Northridge Academics

There is no accelarated degree program at CSU Northridge, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. CSU Northridge accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, CSU Northridge does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 54% of students who start college at CSU Northridge graduate within six years.

CSU Northridge offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted Unknown
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: CSU Northridge may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At CSU Northridge?

CSU Northridge has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for CSU Northridge.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math true
Science true
Computer Yes

Reminder: Check with CSU Northridge directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at CSU Northridge

When choosing a major, CSU Northridge students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at CSU Northridge.

Student Designed Majors

CSU Northridge allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

CSU Northridge does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at CSU Northridge

CSU Northridge offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About California State University, Northridge

Does CSU Northridge Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ CSU Northridge does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does CSU Northridge Have An Online Program?

✅ CSU Northridge has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does CSU Northridge Give Credit for AP Classes?

✅ CSU Northridge offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does CSU Northridge Have An Honors Program?

❌ CSU Northridge does not offer an honors program

Does CSU Northridge Require Internships?

❌ CSU Northridge does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While CSU Northridge does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.

Additional Information About California State University, Northridge

California State University, Northridge Library

The main library on campus is the University Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at CSU Northridge

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

CSU Northridge does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does CSU Northridge have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

CSU Northridge has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at CSU Northridge include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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