Oct 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Changes in Rules and Policies and Finding Information in the Catalog


Although every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this catalog, students and others who use this catalog should note that laws, rules, and policies change from time to time and that these changes may alter the information contained in this publication. Changes may come in the form of statutes enacted by the Legislature, rules and policies adopted by the Board of Trustees of the California State University, by the Chancellor or designee of the California State University, or by the President or designee of the campus. It is not possible in a publication of this size to include all of the rules, policies and other information that pertain to students, the institution, and the California State University. More current or complete information may be obtained from the appropriate department, school, or administrative office.

Nothing in this catalog shall be construed as, operate as, or have the effect of an abridgment or a limitation of any rights, powers, or privileges of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, the chancellor of the California State University, or the president of the university. The trustees, the chancellor, and the president are authorized by law to adopt, amend, or repeal rules and policies that apply to students. This catalog does not constitute a contract or the terms and conditions of a contract between the student and the university or the California State University. The relationship of students to the university and the California State University is one governed by statute, rules, and policy adopted by the legislature, the trustees, the chancellor, the presidents and their duly authorized designees.

University Catalog

The California State University Channel Islands catalog is published to help prospective and continuing students make informed decisions to fulfill their academic goals. This catalog is only available online at: www.csuci.edu.


Each year, Student Academic Services on behalf of the Office of the Chancellor coordinates the review and updating of the CSU Mandatory Catalog Copy. California State University’s are required to include this copy in all paper and electronic campus catalogs as well as on web pages in which these topics are extensively presented. The CSU Mandatory Catalog Copy for academic year 2023-2024 is provided beginning in Section I. The information has been reviewed and approved for publication by Academic and Student Affairs, Budget Office, General Counsel, Human Resources and Public Affairs in the Office of the Chancellor. A mark-up copy is also attached showing the changes from the CSU Mandatory Catalog Copy for academic year 2022-2023 for your reference.
If you have questions about the mandatory catalog copy, please feel free to contact Dr. April Grommo, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management Services by telephone at (562) 951-4726 or by email at agrommo@calstate.edu, or Liz Reed, Assistant Director, Enrollment Management Technology by telephone at (562) 951-4082 or by email at ereed@calstate.edu.


This policy is issued pursuant to Section II of the Standing Orders of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, and as further delegated by the Standing Delegations of Administrative Authority.

California State University Channel Islands

One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
Telephone: (805) 437-8400
Web Site: http://www.csuci.edu

Five Ways to Find Information about CSU Channel Islands

  1. Use the CATALOG SEARCH feature of the software.  For more narrowed, specific information, use the ADVANCED SEARCH dialog box for assistance.
  2. Check the Schedule of Classes. Every semester, important information is published online in a separate Schedule of Classes document. The Schedule of Classes contains information about current course offerings, new and revised curriculum and policy changes, and academic calendars. It also provides updates on fees and costs, and other important information.
  3. Visit our campus via the web at www.csuci.edu. Updated catalog changes or corrections are posted immediately as they are resolved, and logged for your refrence.
  4. Telephone numbers are listed throughout this catalog. If you need more information about a topic and cannot find a telephone number, dial the CSU Channel Islands general information line at (805) 437-8400.

Catalog Production Team

Editor and Production Director

Andrea Skinner
Academic Planning
(805) 437-2749


Catalog Editors



Kristen Lauriel Dobson
Academic Planning
Jamie Ferns
Academic Planning & Academic Senate 
Andrea Skinner
Academic Planning
Kristin Steiner
Communication & PR
Blake Buller
Academic Planning
Daniel Martinez
Technology & Communication
Mary McDonnell
Office of the President


We hope you find this catalog convenient and easy to use. If you have ideas about how we could improve this catalog, please e-mail your suggestions to Andrea Skinner at andrea.skinner@csuci.edu.  Thank you!