Jun 15, 2021  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay (BETA) Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay (BETA) Catalog

2021-2022 Cal State East Bay (BETA) Catalog


Thank you for visiting the Cal State East Bay Catalog.  The 2021-22 Beta Catalog you are viewing has been published so that current and prospective students can plan their schedule of courses for the fall semester.  At this point, the catalog is NOT considered official and some changes may occur between this initial, “beta version” publication and the official publication on July 1, 2021.  This catalog includes courses and policies approved and information provided on or before April 1, 2021. Subsequent approvals and information will be inserted into the catalog before official publication.

An Essential Guide to Earning Your Cal State East Bay Degree

Welcome to our university! We are proud to provide this catalog, a comprehensive overview of the vibrant and relevant degree and certificate programs currently granted by Cal State East Bay. You will see we offer more than 80 degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s level as well as 31 credential and certificate programs. We are proud to include a doctoral program in education with an emphasis in educational leadership.

Our mission is to provide access and opportunity for you to pursue your dream of a degree or certificate whether you are a first-time freshman right out of high school or a returning student continuing your education after many years away. You will find a home at Cal State East Bay and you will have a wealth of options for increasing your knowledge and skills, improving your career prospects and preparing you for success in a complex technological, diverse, global, multicultural world. Through our in-person, online, and hybrid options, you will find the flexibility you need for your life and learning style.

Courses and programs are designed and refined by faculty with input from alumni and employers in a given discipline to ensure relevance. Many courses incorporate real-world, hands-on, project-based, team-based, and community service activities. Cal State East Bay has campuses in Hayward and Concord, operates a professional development center in downtown Oakland and provides many fully online master’s degree programs and bachelor’s degree completion programs. A complete list of our fully online programs is here . These options give you choices in learning communities, convenient locations, and academic programs designed to meet your unique needs and professional goals

This catalog is the official guide to your academic program. It contains essential information regarding Cal State East Bay’s policies and procedures and it will assist you and smooth your pathway to degree completion. Familiarize yourself with its contents, learn how the campus functions, and discover how you can obtain further guidance and support along the way. I am confident that before you know it, I will be congratulating you at our commencement ceremony for earning your Cal State East Bay degree or certificate.


Cathy Sandeen,
California State University, East Bay


Changes in Rules and Policies

Although every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this catalog, students and others who use this catalog should note that laws, rules, and policies change from time to time and that these changes may alter the information contained in this publication. Changes may come in the form of statutes enacted by the Legislature, rules and policies adopted by the Board of Trustees of the California State University, by the chancellor or designee of the California State University, or by the president or designee of the campus. It is not possible in a publication of this size to include all of the rules, policies and other information that pertain to students, the institution, and the California State University. More current or complete information may be obtained from the appropriate department, school, or administrative office.

Nothing in this catalog shall be construed as, operate as, or have the effect of an abridgment or a limitation of any rights, powers, or privileges of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, the chancellor of the California State University, or the president of the campus. The trustees, the chancellor, and the president are authorized by law to adopt, amend, or repeal rules and policies that apply to students. This catalog does not constitute a contract or the terms and conditions of a contract between the student and the campus or the California State University. The relationship of students to the campus and the California State University is one governed by statute, rules, and policy adopted by the legislature, the trustees, the chancellor, the presidents and their duly authorized designees.

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