Centers & Institutes

CSUN’s Centers and Institutes (C&Is) are creative and intentional spaces organized around scholarly, creative, research, education and/or public service activities that draw upon faculty and interdisciplinary expertise for the benefit of the campus and local community.

Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM (ARCS) - Autonomous systems education and research

Center for Assessment, Research & Evaluation (CARE) - Program evaluation services

Intersect LA - Creative design and brand strategy

Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation - VITA Tax Clinic, income tax services for low-income residents

Center for Asian Finance and Business Research - Research on Asian business and finance

Center for Risk Management and Insurance - Professional development in risk and insurance

Wells Fargo Center for Small Business & Entrepreneurship - Market research and business development

Institute for the Advancement of Educational Studies and Programs - Faculty professional development in education

Center for Partnerships for Educational Reform - International partnerships and education research

Center for Research and Innovation in Elementary Education - Faculty development and education research

Secondary Education Center for Research, Professional Development and Educational Outreach - Teacher training and professional development

StrengthUnited - Crisis intervention and support for domestic violence and sexual assault

Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic - Individual and family counseling

Center for Engineering and Computer Science Research and Education - Research in computer science and engineering

Aquatic Center at Castaic Lake - Boating and water safety education, outdoor adventures

Center for Recreation & Tourism - Parks and recreation, Ropes Course, Adventure Learning, Travel & Tourism, Life Balance

Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity - Therapeutic exercise for individuals with special needs

Child & Family Studies Center - Preschool education at the CSUN Lab School

Consumer Resource Center - Financial planning and literacy

Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing - Programs for health and wellness

Language, Speech, & Hearing Center - Communication disorders diagnosis and therapeutic services

Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition, and Dietetics - Nutrition counseling, food science, and dietetics workshops

Physical Therapy Center for Advanced Clinical Practice - Physical therapy, rehabilitation, and kinesiology

Center for Digital Humanities - Digital methods and technologies in humanities

Center for the Study of the Peoples of the Americas - Educational resources devoted to Latin American communities

Central American Research and Policy Institute - Policy and civic engagement in Central America

The China Institute - Chinese culture and research

Women's Research and Resource Center - Gender and women’s support programs

Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology - K-12 Science programs

Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Sciences (IRIS) - Applied mathematics, computational sciences, and engineering research

WM Keck Computational Materials Theory Center - Research and education in computational materials

Center for Geospatial Science & Technology (CGST) - Geospatial analysis and mapping (GIS)

Center for Southern California Studies - Public policy in Southern California

DuBois-Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement - Cultural education and community for Black youth and men of color

Health Equity and Research Education Center (HERE) - Research ethics and equity training

Institute for Social & Behavioral Sciences - Faculty professional development in social and behavioral sciences

Institute for Sustainability - Climate research, sustainability programs, and urban farming

Center on Disabilities - Assistive technology and training

ReLAY Institute - Advocacy and partnerships for disconnected youth

Tom & Ethel Bradley Center - History and culture of Los Angeles

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