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

Non-curricular Errata

The following is a list of non-curricular corrections appended to this catalog:


The Concord Campus      

Effective August 18, 2020

Undergraduate Fields of Study

Note: See the Concord Campus website for the most current majors and programs available.

Undergraduate degree completion programs with at least upper division coursework that can be completed entirely at Concord include:

  • Business (General Management Concentration only)
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nursing
  • Psychology

Upper division courses for the following majors are also offered at the Concord Campus. Students may be required to take additional coursework online or at the Hayward Campus in order to complete their degree program:

  • Business (Non-General Managment Concentrations)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Development
  • Sociology

Department of Political Science  

Effective August 18, 2020

Faculty Listing Correction:


Maria C. Ortuoste (Chair), Ph.D. Arizona State University

Associate Professors

Elizabeth Bergman (Chair), Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University

Maria C. Ortuoste, Ph.D. Arizona State University

Enrollment Appointment Times     

Effective August 18, 2020

Enrollment Appointment Times Corrections

Enrollment Times and Unit Limits (title change)

Enrollment Appointment Times

Check the “Important Dates” page of the University website for dates when enrollment appointments will be set. Students who meet the conditions stated below after appointments are assigned are not eligible for priority registration.

Maximum Number of Units for Enrollment and Waiting Lists

Students may register for a combined maximum of 18 units of classes plus waiting list during their assigned enrollment period for a regular semester (the limit is 13 units for Summer Session, and 4 units for Winter Intersession). After the initial enrollment period, “Graduating Students” will be permitted to enroll and waitlist up to a maximum of 22 units for a regular semester. “Graduating Students” are defined as undergraduate students who have completed 90 units and have filed for graduation by the priority deadline, and graduate students who have filed for graduation by the priority deadline and/or been advanced to candidacy by the faculty of the graduation program, by the time enrollment appointments have been assigned. 

To enroll in additional units exceeding the maximum number, students must have Junior or Senior standing and a GPA of 3.00, and obtain permission from their major department chair. Students with a GPA below 3.00, or Freshmen or Sophomores may request a waiver from the Dean of Academic Programs and Services. If approved, the student’s major department will notify the Office of the Registrar and the student will then be permitted to add the additional units during the open enrollment or Add/Drop periods. 

Planning Time Commitments for a Normal Load of Classes

The normal academic load for full time undergraduate students who expect to graduate by enrolling for two semesters each year for four years is 15 units per semester. Because each classroom hour normally requires two hours of outside study per week, working students should carefully balance the time required for academic preparation with outside commitments.

Grade Forgiveness of Previous Terms  

Effective August 20, 2018

Correction in first paragraph as indicated by the following:

Under the most extenuating circumstances, a student can petition to exclude from degree requirements and GPA computations up to two semesters (or up to three quarters) of coursework taken at any institution Cal State East Bay

Graduate Degree Requirements & Policies  Health Sciences, B.S.  

Effective August 18, 2020

Notice to Students RE: Professional Licensure and Certification

California State University programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.

The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a California State University program, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

Registration Restrictions  

Effective August 18, 2020

Correction to the following bullet point:

  • Students who have earned 75 or more baccalaureate-level semester units and have not taken the Writing Skills Test (WST) or enrolled in ENGL 300 or ENGL 301 will be notified to take the WST satisfied or are taking classes to satisfy satisfied or are not taking classes to satisfy the University Writing Skills Requirement during the current semester and will have a registration hold placed for the following semester.  Upon taking the WST or enrolling in the appropriate course the registration hold will be removed.


Graduation Requirement in Writing Proficiency (GWAR/UWSR)

All students must demonstrate competency in writing skills as a requirement for graduation. Information on currently available ways to meet the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) and the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR) may be obtained from the Office of Academic Programs and Services.

Cal State East Bay has temporarily suspended the University Writing Skills Requirement (UWSR) through Academic Year 2022-23.  Students with rights to the 2022-23 Catalog for graduation requirements and who are matriculated at Cal State East Bay while this Catalog is current are considered to have satisfied this requirement.