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Welcome to the Home Page for the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean of Academic Programs coordinates the General Education program. Links related to General Education are found below. This office also receives applications for the Academic Petitions Committee and Early Enrollment and Dual Enrollment programs for high school students. It administers the assignment of credit for Experiential Learning, the California Promise Program, and The Helen Louise Hawk Honors Program. The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is housed in Arts and Humanities.  The Special Minor degree is housed within this office.

GE Substitutions

Requests for substitutions for general education (or other university-wide requirements) can be made directly to the relevant department chair or dean's office. The request should be made using a Petition for Exception form with an explanation of how the course meets the published learning goals/objectives and should be accompanied by a course syllabus.


This site is maintained by Undergraduate Studies

Academic Programs

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, MC: 11 EDUC
Education Building, Room 242
Bakersfield, CA  93311

Debra Jackson

Debra L. Jackson, PhD
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Academic Programs
Phone: (661) 654-3420



Luis Vega, PhD
Interim Associate Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (661) 654-3420