The Tseng College designs, develops and delivers programs in fields that have a growing or ongoing demand for highly qualified professionals and in which the scholarship, applied research and teaching of CSUN faculty are widely recognized. Because the employment marketplace is dynamic and knowledge required for practitioners is constantly expanding, the Tseng College – in collaboration with CSUN's other colleges -- develops up to date career-preparation and professional-advancement programs.
Arts and humanities programs offered through The Tseng College equip graduates with not only program-specific marketable skills but also the perspective and expertise to apply their knowledge – whether focused on an aspect of a single industry (such as the business side of music), a subject (such as Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or a field as encompassing as the humanities – to an exceptionally broad range of endeavors. Most programs in this area are developed and offered in collaboration with CSUN's Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication (CAMC) and/or the College of Humanities. The Music Administration program was developed and is taught in collaboration with both CAMC and CSUN's College of Business and Economics.
These degree and credit certificate programs are designed to serve midcareer professionals working in a wide range of businesses and industries including the music industry, public sector management/administration, community college teaching, mediation, tax accounting, and more.
Most programs in this field are developed and offered in collaboration with CSUN's Michael D. Eisner College of Education, which is nationally recognized for its long-term success in preparing highly qualified teachers, school administrators and counselors and is among the largest colleges of education in California.
Programs with an engineering or technical focus are developed and offered mainly in collaboration with CSUN's College of Engineering and Computer Science, which is an internationally recognized center for excellence for graduate education in these areas. Programs with technical and engineering components that are offered in the field of Health and Human Services are developed in collaboration with CSUN's College of Health and Human Services.
Most programs in this field are developed and offered in collaboration with CSUN's College of Health and Human Development, which is dedicated to preparing competent and caring professionals who share its commitment to enhancing and promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Health and human services-focused programs with technical and engineering components are developed in collaboration with CSUN's College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Programs with a focus on the public sector are developed and offered chiefly in collaboration with CSUN's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, which – with relevance as its mission – is the largest of the university's nine colleges in both number of departments and students enrolled.