CARSON — California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Carson will be among the first CSU campuses to offer bachelor's and master's degrees through the new Cal State Online, an initiative to provide a network of online courses for the CSU system.
The Cal State Online website, www.calstateonline.net, launched last week and is accepting applications for programs to start later this year.
Three of the programs will be administered by CSU Dominguez Hills, with classes starting in May. One is the university's existing bachelor of science in applied studies - an interdisciplinary degree completion program geared to working individuals who have some college course credits.
The campus' online offerings would also come from its master of business administration and master of public administration programs. Both will be delivered in an accelerated format, with two eight-week sessions per semester in a trimester year, providing the potential for a student to complete a degree in 18 months from anywhere in the world.
The university has developed several new MBA and MPA concentrations that will be exclusive to Cal State Online. They include MBA concentrations in entrepreneurship; microenterprise and small business; global logistics and supply chain; hospitality management; sports management; and entertainment management; and MPA concentrations in health-care administration, criminal justice administration, and not-for-profit administration. The university's existing MBA and MPA online programs will continue to be offered and will not change.
For a list of CSU Dominguez Hills programs now offered online, visit dominguezonline.csudh.edu.
- Kristin S. Agostoni