Welcome to California State University, East Bay. Our mission is to provide you with an academically rich, multicultural learning experience that will prepare you not only to realize your goals and pursue meaningful lifework, but also to be a socially responsible contributor to your community — locally and globally.
Although you are joining the University family at a challenging time for our nation and for public higher education, earning a college degree is more crucial than ever for success in today’s fast changing world. As a regionally focused, nationally recognized institution of higher education, our outstanding faculty and staff are dedicated to supporting you in your quest to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to compete and thrive in an increasingly technological and culturally diverse world.
This catalog reflects the University’s ongoing commitment to that journey, offering you a breadth of study that includes degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s level, as well as a doctoral program in educational leadership. And with campuses in Hayward, Concord, and online, as well as a professional development center in downtown Oakland, Cal State East Bay also offers a choice of learning communities, convenient locations, and academic programs — all designed to meet your needs and those of the regional communities we serve.
Our distinguished faculty exemplify the integrated role of scholarship, instruction, and service learning — offering you rich opportunities to acquire new skills through participation in research, project-based learning, artistic efforts, and community-based learning projects. As a result, as a student at Cal State East Bay, you can make a significant difference in the lives of children, adults, and families in the East Bay through internships, cooperative learning programs, and other initiatives that offer real-life experiential learning while benefiting the communities we serve.
The catalog is also your official guide to your academic program and to Cal State East Bay’s policies and procedures. Much of what you will need to know to succeed and make the most of your experience at Cal State East Bay is noted here. I encourage you to become familiar with its contents and learn how the campus functions to help you achieve your personal and professional aspirations.
Leroy M. Morishita
California State University, East Bay