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Colleges / California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate47%
Acceptance Rate47%

CSU Long Beach Academics

California State University, Long Beach requires a minimum of 120 units to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at CSU Long Beach, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. CSU Long Beach accepts transfer credits. Additionally, CSU Long Beach has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 77% of students who start college at CSU Long Beach finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

CSU Long Beach 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 Unknown
IB Credits Accepted Unknown
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: CSU Long Beach 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 Long Beach?

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

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

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

Majors at CSU Long Beach

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

Student Designed Majors

CSU Long Beach 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 Long Beach does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at CSU Long Beach

CSU Long Beach 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: Declaring a double major may require more work 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, Long Beach

Does CSU Long Beach Offer Learning Disability Services?

🟨 Check with CSU Long Beach directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does CSU Long Beach Offer Online Classes?

❌ CSU Long Beach does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does CSU Long Beach Offer AP Credit?

🟨 CSU Long Beach may offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Check with the school directly for any information on AP transfer credit.

Does CSU Long Beach Have An Honors Program?

✅ CSU Long Beach offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at CSU Long Beach.

Does CSU Long Beach Require Internships?

❌ CSU Long Beach studets are not required to complete an internship.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach Library

The main library on campus is the CSULB University Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at CSU Long Beach

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

CSU Long Beach 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 Long Beach have any ROTC programs?

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

CSU Long Beach 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 Long Beach include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

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

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