- Early Start
- Your First Year at CSUSM
- Stage 1: Admission through Enrollment at Orientation
- Stage 2: Enrollment through First Day of School
- Stage 3: First Day of School through End of First Year
- Using Your School Email
- Get Involved
- Academic Support
- Stay Healthy
- Student Advocacy
- Plan Your Academic Career
Plan Your Academic Career
Undergraduate Advising Services: Undergraduate Advising Services provides comprehensive academic advising regarding major and minor programs, general education, academic policies and procedures, probation regulations, and reinstatement to all admitted undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education and School of Nursing at California State University San Marcos.
Lower Division Road Maps: Your LDR will help you with academic planning for your first two years at Cal State San Marcos. The engine behind the interactive LDRs website will then search through an atlas of roadmaps to give you individualized semester-by-semester course plans (your "driving directions") for your first two years of study. The courses in your roadmap will satisfy lower-division general education requirements, other university requirements, and the specific requirements of your chosen major, and these courses are sequenced according to any necessary prerequisites. Following your LDR will ensure you are being well-prepared for the rigorous upper-division course work required by your major.
Degree Progress Report: Your DPR can be found in the Student Center in your MyCSUSM account under the Academics heading as "Degree Progress". The DPR is designed to assist students and academic advisors in monitoring and tracking degree requirements. The DPR is not an academic transcript or an official notification of completion of degree requirements. Students are responsible for meeting all requirements for their degree and are encouraged to work with an academic advisor to monitor progress. It is recommended that students run this report frequently for the most current information.
Get to know your College
College of Arts and Sciences: CoAS is the academic heart of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). It is home to several core disciplines in the arts and humanities, natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, and many interdisciplinary programs. Virtually every CSUSM undergraduate takes courses in the College: CoAS delivers instruction to well over 75% of CSUSM's students - in degree programs or in General Education courses. We currently offer 25 Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, 32 minors, and 8 Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS) degree programs. The College is also the home of CSUSM's General Education program, which serves all undergraduate students with coursework designed to develop broad basic knowledge and valuable skills.
College of Business Administration: COBA is committed to providing rigorous and relevant educational programs that reflect a balance of theoretical and applied learning. This is achieved through collaborative relationships between faculty, staff, students and the community.
School of Nursing: The mission of faculty and the staff of the School of Nursing is to prepare students for a career in professional nursing that focuses on assisting patients/clients to achieve health or health-related goals and to transition from a disease oriented to a health oriented system of healthcare. Faculty assist students who acquire general knowledge from sciences and arts and specific knowledge and skills from nursing practice and theories and to assume nursing leadership roles. These professional nursing roles are practiced as a provider of care, teacher, advocate, coordinator of care, and member of the profession. Faculty articulate a philosophy of nursing in which nurses provide healthcare for culturally and ethnically diverse individuals, groups, families and communities in hospitals, homes and community based settings.
College of Education: The mission of the College of Education Community is to collaboratively transform public education by preparing thoughtful educators and advancing professional practices. We are committed to diversity, educational equity, and social justice, exemplified through reflective teaching, life-long learning, innovative research, and ongoing service. Our practices demonstrate a commitment to student centered education, diversity, collaboration, professionalism, and shared governance.