Academics

What about the professors?

Cal State Northridge has approximately 1,930 faculty members, nearly half of whom hold permanent tenured or tenure-track positions. Most members of the permanent faculty have doctorates or the equivalent terminal degrees in their fields.

Our faculty members are experienced scholars and researchers — they include winners of Guggenheim Fellowships and Fulbright Awards. Many are also practicing professionals who bring real-life experience to the classroom.

Cal State Northridge is a teaching university, meaning professors (not their teaching assistants) teach classes. Classroom sizes average 30 students, and the low student-teacher ratios lend to individualized instruction. You may even be asked to work alongside your professor on a research project.

Even though they have fancy letters after their names, there isn't any reason to feel intimidated by your professors. If you're uncertain about something or have trouble keeping up, make an appointment to see your instructor during office hours.

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