May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welcome to the California State University, East Bay

We are proud to be a vibrant and exciting institution serving not only our region but the state and beyond. Cal State East Bay has become a destination campus, a campus of choice.

Our mission is to offer a unique opportunity for access to a quality university education. Our welcoming, exciting, multicultural community will prepare you for success in the diverse global economy. Through our in-person, online and hybrid modalities, you will enjoy abundant opportunities to work closely and collaboratively with faculty and fellow students and to engage with communities in our region, enriching your classroom experiences.

Students who choose East Bay will find their experience here a truly transformative one. We are regionally focused and nationally recognized. Our outstanding faculty and staff are dedicated to student success. In your journey to acquire the skills and knowledge you need, you will find that the many opportunities for faculty and community interaction will prepare you to take your place in our complex technological and global society.

Within this catalog there is an inspiring breadth of offerings. We offer more than 80 degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s level each year, as well as 34 credential and certificate programs. We also offer a doctoral program in education with an emphasis in educational leadership. As a regional university, Cal State East Bay has campuses in Hayward and Concord, operates a professional development center in downtown Oakland, and has a long established history of offering classes and degree programs online. These options give you a choice of learning communities, convenient locations, and academic programs, each designed to meet your needs.

Our extraordinary faculty integrate scholarship, instruction, and service learning in support of our shared strategic commitments and Institutional Learning Outcomes. Students have unique opportunities to learn and grow through participation in research, project-based learning, artistic and creative efforts, and a growing number of service learning projects. By engaging with the community, you can truly make a difference through internships, cooperative learning programs, and other initiatives both in-person and virtual that offer real-life experiential learning while assisting our communities.

The catalog is the official guide to your academic program. It contains essential information regarding Cal State East Bay’s policies and procedures, and its contents will assist you in making the most of your experience here. Familiarize yourself with its contents and learn how the campus functions. It will become an important tool to assist you in achieving your professional aspirations.


Leroy M. Morishita
California State University, East Bay