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California State University Channel Islands


California State University Channel Islands, located in Camarillo, California, is a student-centered, four-year, public university known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural, and international perspectives and its emphasis on experiential and service learning.


CSUCI Planning began in 1965 when then State Senator Robert J. Lagomarsino co-authored Senate Bill 288 calling for establishment of a four-year public college in Ventura County. Thirty-three years later, in 1998, an Initial Planning Team arrived on the property to build local support for the University and to start renovations to the existing buildings.


On Aug. 16, 2002, CSUCI opened to upper division transfer students and in fall 2003 accepted its first freshman class Channel Islands’ strong academic programs focus on liberal studies, sciences, business, teaching credentials and innovative master's degrees such as the M.S. in Bioinformatics. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by stellar faculty research.


The University promotes partnerships with the community and works to build pathways to college for Ventura County residents. Channel Islands is a responsible citizen of the region and actively pursues sustainable and energy efficient practices. CSUCI was granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).


Every new college or university must graduate its first freshman class before it can receive accreditation. On May 17, 2007, CSUCI graduated its inaugural freshman class and on the same day received its initial accreditation for seven years, the maximum period allowed by the WASC.

CSUCI Mission Statement
At CI, everything connects to our mission and our "Four Pillars: International, Integrative, Multicultural, Community engagement.
Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.











Location & Facilities

CSUCI is located in Camarillo. Camarillo is midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and just 25 miles from Malibu.. CSUCI is located at latitude 34.162N, longitude 119.043W. The campus is 833 acres. In 2007, the campus grew by 153 acres through a land exchange. The recently acquired land will be used for a new entry roadway for campus, which is estimated to be completed by summer 2010. The new entry roadway will be accessed from Lewis Road. Eventually there will be surface parking lots developed with the capacity of approximately 5,000 parking spaces that will be accessible from the new entry roadway. Bicycle lanes also will be part of the new roadway. Along with surface parking, the University plans to construct playing fields on the 153-acre parcel. The timeline for completion of the playing fields has not yet been determined.

















List of Departments

Arts and Sciences

Applied Physics

Asian-Pacific Studies



Chicana/o Studies: Transborder Communities


Computer Game Design & Development

Computer Science

English: Literature and Writing

Environmental Science & Resource Management

Freedom and Justice Studies

Global Studies

Global Pre-modern Studies

Health Science


Information Technology



Performing Arts

Political Science




MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree











































Courses Offered Level Name of the Program
1 PG Master of Arts in Education
2 PG Master of Arts in English
3 PG Master of Business Administration (MBA) Extended Education
4 PG Master of Science in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Extended Education
5 PG Master of Science in Computer Science Extended Education
6 PG Master of Science in Mathematics Extended Education
7 UG Applied Physics
8 UG Art
9 UG Biology
10 UG Business
11 UG Chemistry
12 UG Chicano/a Studies
13 UG Child Development (see Early Childhood Studies)
14 UG Communication
15 UG Computer Science
16 UG Early Childhood Studies
17 UG Economics
18 UG English: Literature and Writing
19 UG Environmental Science and Resource Management
20 UG History
21 UG Liberal Studies
22 UG Mathematics
23 UG Nursing
24 UG Performing Arts
25 UG Political Science
26 UG Psychology
27 UG Sociology
28 UG Spanish

















The CI Scholarship Program

Cal State Channel Islands is pleased to offer a wide variety of scholarships through the Scholarship Office, academic departments and various organizations. We are proud to honor CI student’s academic talents and promote future success. The deadline for CSUCI Scholarships was February 13, 2010. Scholarship decisions for aid year 2010-2011 will be made by April 19, 2010. We encourage all students who are interested in applying for these scholarships to apply for the 2011-2012 CSUCI Scholarships this coming November.

CI Scholarship Program Application Procedures: A complete CI Scholarship application includes an online application and two letters of recommendation. Current high school seniors and new transfer students must submit their most recent grade transcript to the admission office. Start requesting your recommendation letters to be mailed to you early enough to allow you to forward the two best letters to the scholarship office. Only complete applications will be sent to committee for review.



















Fall and the spring are the major intake of CSUCI. Spring Applications are due by November 1. All supporting documents are due by November 1. Fall Applications are due by June 1.




















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