On behalf of all of us here at California State University, Bakersfield, I want to welcome you to our university. I invite you to visit our campus through the pages of this general catalog, and hope you can follow it up with a personal visit. Our students, faculty, alumni, and staff stand ready to show you why we think CSUB is a unique and special place.
We are very proud of our campus and of all the many important and positive activities that occur here. But what we are most proud of is the caliber and nature of our student body. At CSUB, we know that students are the heart and soul of the university community. Their outstanding achievement record is best understood by the impressive rate by which they are admitted to top graduate programs across the nation. Particularly noteworthy is their acceptance into first-rate doctoral programs and into medical and law schools.
At CSUB, we pride ourselves on being dedicated to helping every one of our students succeed. We provide a broad array of support services, including counseling, individual academic advising and tutoring, and financial aid services. We offer an Honors Program, which provides specialized academic opportunities for high achieving students, as well as a wide-range of tutorial support services for all students. We are strongly committed to ensuring the best possible collegiate experience for every student on campus.
Part of that commitment is preparing our students for successful careers after they graduate. CSUB graduates are the driving force in our service region. They help run cities and county governments, and hold office in the state Legislature. They hold important positions in business, and have key roles in the oil and agriculture industries. They teach our children in area school districts, and provide nursing and health care in our hospitals. Their success and the continuing economic growth of our region are testimonials to the quality education they received at CSUB. Whatever may be your particular objectives, the chances are good that CSUB can provide you the excellent foundation you need to launch your career.
And it's also a testimonial to CSUB?s commitment to the community. We're in one of the fastest growing regions of the state and the West. We know that this University must be proactive, adaptable and ahead of the curve in finding solutions to regional problems. We're making courses available on the Internet and through instructional television. And we are expanding our offerings in many of the small towns in our region, including Delano, Porterville, Ridgecrest and the Antelope Valley. In short, we're working to bring educational opportunities to you.
As we enter the new millennium, I invite you to join us as we strive to make the complexities of this era a part of the learning experiences our students enjoy. I am confident that at CSUB you will find an exceptionally rewarding collegiate experience and an extraordinarily rewarding education.
Please accept my warmest personal regards, and I
look forward to welcoming you to the CSUB family.
Tomás A. Arciniega, President
California State University, Bakersfield