President's Welcome

On behalf of our administrators, faculty, and staff, it is my honor to introduce you to California State University, Bakersfield and its academic programs. This catalogue contains essential information for applicants, new students and continuing students.

CSUB is a university that is committed to the success of our students. We are a university with amazing faculty, great facilities, and an entire campus community – administrators, faculty and staff – that is focused on making sure that our students get their degrees and are prepared to become the next generation of leaders. Our faculty are very well respected in the community and throughout California and the United States, and they are passionate about engaging students in meaningful research.

CSUB also is a university that is committed to diversity and inclusion. We take our responsibility to our deserving students very seriously, and we have earned a reputation for providing a personal touch in making sure that all of our students feel they belong.

CSUB provides an excellent education for its students, affording them, their families, and indeed the entire Kern County community the opportunity for a vastly better future. I know that a CSUB education is a transformative experience. It not only changes the lives of our students, but it also transforms our communities.

You can learn more about our university and our commitment to student success by visiting the CSUB website at If you are an applicant about to make a decision concerning which college to attend, I hope you will know that CSUB is a place where you can continue to push yourself, challenge yourself, think creatively and, most of all, dream big!

Warmest regards,

President Lynnette Zelezny

Lynnette Zelezny, Ph.D., M.B.A.

President's Welcome