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CI in Santa Barbara County

CI in Santa Barbara County

Application Periods:

Domestic students:

Fall 2017: January 1, 2017 - May 1, 2017

Spring 2018: August 1, 2017 - November 1, 2017

CSU Channel Islands (CI) offers undergraduate degree completion and graduate degrees programs to students living or working in the Santa Barbara area. 

Undergraduate Degrees

BS Business - Santa Barbara

The BS Business Bachelor degree-completion program for working adults offers the opportunity for students to learn the fundamental principles of accounting, economics, finance, information system­s, management, and marketing as applied in a variety of organizational settings. A distinguishing aspect of the program is the requirement to take courses developed in conjunction with disciplines outside the traditional business curriculum such as biology, chemistry, education, English, fine arts, history, and performing arts. A capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate their knowledge through a global strategy simulation exercise.

BA Psychology - Santa Barbara 

The BA Psychology Bachelor degree-completion program for working adults exposes students to all major areas of Psychology through a required sequence of core courses that borrow ideas from the best undergraduate psychology programs, producing students with knowledge in all branches of psychology as well as methodological skills that can be widely applied within and outside of the discipline. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to experience the intersection of psychology with other disciplines, closely following how psychology is understood and practiced in the world at large. Psychology students develop a broad skill set that will help them succeed in various careers. The hallmark of the degree, however, is a gateway to graduate school.  Alumni are well prepared to enter into graduate programs such as a Master degree in Family Therapy or Social Work, Juris Doctor (JD), and doctoral programs in Psychology. Classes are offered year-round in and geared toward working adults with classes held in evenings, online, and Saturdays that allows students to complete the degree in two years. Note: Fall start only for this program

BS Nursing in Goleta

CI’s Nursing Program offers a Track I degree completion program at our Goleta Campus. The program admits a cohort of 22 students annually each spring. The program is designed for the entry-level pre-licensure student, using the cohort model of class scheduling, and is a full-time program lasting 2.5 years or 7 semesters including summers. Potential students are eligible for admission after they have completed the required GE Prerequisite courses, and are General Education Certified by a California community college or have a previous Bachelor's degree. The program utilizes supplemental admission criteria.

*Visit the Nursing webpages for application information including deadlines. Open to International students.

Graduate Degrees

MBA For Working Professionals - Santa Barbara

CI’s “Working Professionals” MBA Program for working adults in Santa Barbara is offered on our Goleta Campus. Classes are offered year-round in weekday evening format that allows students to complete the Core curriculum in 23-months. The MBA Program is the result of benchmarking against the best business programs in the country and has been developed while using AACSB’s assurance of learning standards as a guideline. The MVS Business School is currently undergoing its first accreditation review while the University secures WASC accreditation for all degree programs at all locations. Our MBA program features integrated modules that cut across functional disciplines, as well as team teaching and learning. Consistent with the University’s mission, the program emphasizes graduating business leaders with a global and multicultural perspective.

Open to International students and Recent Grads with professional work experience.

Note: All programs are on the CSU Channel Islands semester schedule (16-week) for Fall and Spring, and summer (12-week, not optional) term.

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