Like all degree programs offered through the Tseng College, its bachelor's degree programs are created in collaboration with one or more of CSUN's eight other colleges and their academic departments in response to current workforce needs. These needs are identified through intensive market research and in-depth consultation with employers and faculty who are recognized leaders in their disciplines.
In terms of academic rigor, accreditation, instructional excellence, oversight and student records, these programs are traditional university-degree programs, and all bachelor's degrees earned through the Tseng College are CSUN bachelor's degrees.
Because flexibility in program delivery and scheduling is of critical importance to working professionals, CSUN degree programs offered through the Tseng College feature delivery formats, schedules and locations that provide maximum flexibility and convenience. For example, even programs that are taught in person either hold class meetings on campus or at convenient off-site locations with classes typically scheduled for one weekday evening per week plus the occasional Saturday morning.
All CSUN degree programs offered through the Tseng College are designed to ensure that participants attain their educational goals and succeed in graduating with their fellow students.
The following program features also contribute to successful student outcomes:
All Tseng degree programs are delivered in the cohort format, in which participants enter the program and proceed through the course of instruction as a group*. These cohorts typically develop into strong learning communities that both provide valuable support during the program and facilitate career-long networking. The cohort format also ensures on-time graduation because cohort members are guaranteed enrollment in all program courses.
*The Master of Public Administration program is also offered in an open-enrollment ("un-cohorted") format.
All Tseng College programs are designed to provide a cumulative learning experience in which each course builds on those that preceded and prepares students for those that follow.
As CSUN students, participants in Tseng College degree programs benefit from the university's well-established infrastructure. In addition, the Tseng College not only operates its own registration and financial-aid offices but also has dedicated staff members for each program who assist individual students with matters great and small from enrollment through graduation.
Because of dedicated faculty and comprehensive student support services, a growing number of CSUN degree programs offered through the Tseng College have achieved on-time graduation rates of from 90 to 100 percent.