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President’s Welcome Message

Welcome to California State University, Northridge. Although you are joining the Cal State Northridge family during a challenging time for public higher education, the importance of a college degree is more crucial than ever to succeed in today’s fast-changing society and modern professional environment. As a regionally focused, nationally recognized institution of higher learning, our outstanding faculty and staff are dedicated to your education and success, and to the needs of the community we serve.

I encourage you to become an active participant in the life of Cal State Northridge, to seek out and explore the many exemplary programs and services available to you here, both in and beyond the classroom, and to learn from and contribute to them.

Much of what you need to know to succeed and make the most of your time at Cal State Northridge is noted in the pages of this catalog. You should become familiar with its contents and learn how the campus functions to support you as you pursue your personal, professional and academic goals.

I’m confident the University’s strong commitment to teaching, scholarship and active learning and dedication to your welfare and intellectual progress will provide ample opportunities for your personal and professional growth and fulfillment.


Jolene Koester