Academic Catalog 2023-2024

General Information


Each year, Student Academic Services -- on behalf of the Office of the Chancellor -- coordinates the review and updating of the CSU Mandatory Catalog Copy. California State University's are required to include this copy in all paper and electronic campus catalogs as well as on web pages in which these topics are extensively presented. 

The CSU Mandatory Catalog Copy for academic year 2023-2024 is provided beginning in Section I. The information has been reviewed and approved for publication by Academic and Student Affairs, Budget Office, General Counsel, Human Resources and Public Affairs in the Office of the Chancellor. A mark-up copy is also attached showing the changes from the CSU Mandatory Catalog Copy for academic year 2022-2023 for your reference.

If you have questions about the mandatory catalog copy, please feel free to contact Dr. April Grommo, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management Technology, by telephone at (562) 951-4082 or by email at, or Liz Reed, Assistant Director, Enrollment Management Technology, by telephone at (562) 951-4082 or by email at


This policy is issued pursuant to Section II of the Standing Orders of the Board of Trustees of the California State University as further delegated by the Standing Delegations of Administrative Authority. The president may delegate authority and responsibility described in this policy to other campus officials pursuant to Section VI of the Standing Orders of the Board of Trustees of the California State University.


California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSU Dominguez Hills) is located on the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. Its 346-acre campus was in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family through seven generations, from its concession to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784 to its acquisition by the people of the state for the University.

The Legislature of the state of California authorized the establishment of this University in 1960, and the first students were enrolled in the fall of 1965. The Campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial and transportation complex. Moreover, it is central in a population that is international and multiethnic; cultural pluralism is a major characteristic of the University. At the same time, there is a continuing focus on the Hispanic heritage of California.

University Mission

We provide education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.

Our Vision

A vital educational and economic resource for the South Bay, CSU Dominguez Hills will be recognized as a top-performing Comprehensive Model Urban University in America. By 2015, we will be known as a campus community and gathering place where:

  • Diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefits the world.
  • Technology is embraced and leveraged to transcend educational boundaries as we reach out to students, both locally and globally.
  • Sustainable environmental, social, and economic practices are a way of life.
  • Students from our community who aspire to complete a college degree are provided the pathway and guidance to succeed.
  • Faculty and staff across the University are engaged in serving the dynamic needs of the surrounding communities.
  • Student life is meaningful and vibrant.
  • Our accomplishments and those of our alumni are recognized nationally and internationally.
  • Ultimately, our students graduate with an exemplary academic education, a highly respected degree, and a genuine commitment to justice and social responsibility.

University Core Values

The following core values are fundamental to our success:

  • Accountability.  We recognize and live up to our responsibility to our students, campus resources and finances, staff, faculty alumni, supporters, and the community at large.
  • Collaboration.  All segments of the campus community work together to support our vision as well as our students' success.
  • Continuous Learning.  We strive to continually improve teaching, scholarship and service.
  • Rigorous Standards.  We identify, implement and support excellence in all our practices.
  • Proactive Partnerships.  We actively engage with our communities and its members to promote educational opportunities and excellence for our students.
  • Respect.  We celebrate and respect diversity in all forms.
  • Responsiveness.  We are here to serve the needs of students, this community and society.