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Palomar Transfer Students

Overview

As a Palomar student, you can easily transfer to CSUSM. We’ve developed this webpage to make this transition to CSUSM as easy and uncomplicated as possible. Click on a program below to find details on programs, admission, costs and Palomar course equivalencies.

If you have any questions or aren’t sure where to start, please contact us at el.inquiry@csusm.edu or (760) 750-4020.

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Financial Aid Eligible

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Cal Grant, Pell Grant, subsidized as well as unsubsidized loans and other sources may be available to help you finance your education.

Guaranteed Classes

Students participating in our programs are guaranteed classes. You are registered each semester, helping you stay on track and graduate on time.

Convenient Location

Many of these programs are offered at the CSUSM at Temecula campus or online, providing convenient access for students in Southwest Riverside County.

Cohort Programs

Benefit from immediate peer support, individualized attention, guaranteed placement in courses, guaranteed time to completion, small classes and more.

Programs

  • ADN/RN TO BSN

    Program Overview

    CSUSM’s ADN/RN to BSN program is an accelerated, online program designed for registered nurses. This fully online program gives nurses the opportunity to earn their BSN in just 14 months. According to registerednursing.org, CSUSM’s ADN/RN to BSN program has been ranked:

    • #1 online RN to BSN program in California
    • #5 online RN to BSN program in the United States

    Program Details

    Upcoming Information Sessions

    • March 19, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP
    • April 16, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP
    • May 21, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP
    • June 18, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP

    Estimated Costs

    Semester Units* Subtotal**
    Fall Semester 1 - Block 1 6 $2,040
    Fall Semester 1 - Block 2 6 $2,040
    Spring Semester 1 - Block 1 5 $1,700
    Spring Semester 1 - Block 2 7 $2,380
    Summer Semester 1 5 $1,700
    Fall Semester 2 - Block 1 6

    $2,040

    Total 35 $11,900

    *Unit rate for this program is $340

    **University semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees. Semester tuition subtotals based on sample program sequence. All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.

    Funding and Financial Aid

    • This program is eligible for financial aid
    • Kaiser IONE Scholarship and other nursing specific funding opportunities may be found online
    • Visit the Extended Learning funding page to learn more about your funding options
    • Federal VA educational benefits can be used for this program (not eligible for Cal Vet fee waiver)
    • Cal Grant can be used for this program
    • Active-duty military, veterans and dependents should visit the military services page or call 760-750-8705

    Admission Requirements 

    • RN License
    • Completion of the equivalent of 60 transferable semester units (or 90 transferable quarter units)
    • Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in all transferable units attempted
    • Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher AND minimum 2.75 GPA in the courses below

    Application and Document Deadlines: 

    Program Start Application & Document Deadline
    RN to BSN (Online) Spring II 2024 Feb. 7, 2024
    Fall I 2024 July 10, 2024
    Fall II 2024 Sept. 18, 2024
    Spring I 2025 Dec. 4, 2024
    Spring II 2025 Feb. 5, 2025

    Admission Advisor: 

     

    Course Equivalencies 

    The following table shows the required prerequisite CSUSM courses needed for admission and the Palomar courses that meet those requirements.

    RN-BSN Prerequisite Courses
    CSUSM Course (units) Palomar Equivalent Course*
    BIOL 160 - Microbiology BIO 212 - Fundamentals of Microbiology
    BIOL 175 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 210 - Anatomy
    BIOL 176 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL 211 - Physiology
    CHEM 105 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Life CHEM 104 - General Organic and Biochemistry
    or
    CHEM 105 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
    or
    CHEM 110 - General Chemistry
    or
    CHEM 220 - Organic Chemistry

    CHEM 105L - General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Life Lab

    CHEM 104 - General Organic and Biochemistry Lab
    or
    CHEM 105 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Lab
    or
    CHEM 110 - General Chemistry Lab
    or
    CHEM 220 - Organic Chemistry Lab
    Area B4 (MATH 200 - Statistics) See ASSIST website
    Area A1 (GEO 102 - Oral Communication) See ASSIST website
    Area A2 (GEW 101 - Written Communication) See ASSIST website
    Area A3 (LTWR 115, MATH 110, PHIL 110, or PSYC 110 - Critical Thinking) See ASSIST website

    *These courses are subject to change. Prior to taking any of these courses, review the ASSIST Palomar Articulation Agreement to ensure the course still meets CSUSM’s course requirement.

    Professional Licensure and Certification

    California State University programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student to meet California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

    Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) prepares you to begin your successful business career at some of the finest companies in the region and abroad. Students in this program will complete their course of study with the Senior Experience Program, a culminating learning experience unique to our university.

    Program Details

    • Offered in-person at the CSUSM at Temecula campus
    • Admits students every fall, spring and summer semester
    • Two-year completion time
    • View more program information

    Upcoming Information Sessions:

    • March 5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - RSVP
    • April 2, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP
    • May 7, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP
    • June 4, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP

    Estimated Costs

    Cost Breakdown
    Semester Units* Subtotal**
    Fall Semester 1 14 $6,986
    Spring Semester 1 12 $5,988
    Summer Semester 1 9 $4,491
    Fall Semester 2 12 $5,988
    Spring Semester 2 13 $6,487
    Total 60 $29,940

    *Unit rate for this program is $499

    **University semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees. Semester tuition subtotals based on sample program sequence. All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.

    Funding and Financial Aid

    • This program is eligible for financial aid
    • Visit the Extended Learning funding page or call 760-750-4850 to learn more about your funding options
    • Federal VA educational benefits can be used for this program (not eligible for Cal Vet fee waiver)
    • Active-duty military, veterans and dependents should visit the military services page or call 760-750-8705

    Admission Requirements 

    • Completion of 24 semester units of pre-business core courses prior to admission
    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in pre-business core (see below)
    • Individual pre-business core courses must be completed with a C or better
    • Completion of the equivalent of 60 transferable semester units at a community college or university
    • Completion of an Extended Learning BSBA program application

    Application and Document Deadlines: 

    Program Start Application & Document Deadline

    Business Administration, BS (Temecula)

    Spring 2024 Dec. 6, 2023

    Business Administration, BS (Temecula)

    Fall 2024 April 3, 2024

    Admission Advisor: 

    Rosalinda McGregor

    Pre-business Core

    You are required to complete the pre-business core courses prior to admission. The minimum grade in every pre-business core course must be a C or better (courses may not be taken credit/no credit) and must be completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The UC Berkeley GPA Calculator may be helpful in computing your pre-business core GPA.

    Official copies of transcripts submitted as part of your program application package will be used to verify satisfactory completion of the pre-business core admissions requirement. We reserve the right to accept or deny any non-CSUSM, non-articulated coursework (course syllabi may be required for review—please refer to the ASSIST website to verify articulated coursework).

    Course Equivalencies 

    The following table shows the required prerequisite CSUSM courses needed for admission and the Palomar courses that meet those requirements.

    BSBA Prerequisite Courses
    CSUSM Course (units) Palomar Equivalent Course*
    ACCT 201 - Financial Accounting (3) ACCT 201 - Financial Accounting
    ACCT 202 - Managerial Accounting (prerequisite: ACCT 201) (3) ACCT 202 - Managerial Accounting
    BUS 202 - Business Law (3) BUS 117 - Legal Environment of Business
    BUS 203 - Business Writing (prerequisite GEW 101) (3) BUS 205 - Business Communication
    BUS 204 - Business Statistics (3) BUS 204 - Quantitative Business Analysis 
    or
    MATH 120 - Elementary Statistics
    or
    PSYC 205 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
    ECON 201 - Microeconomics (3) ECON 102 - Principles of Economics (Micro)
    ECON 202 - Macroeconomics (3) ECON 101 - Principles of Economics (Macro)
    MATH 132 - Survey of Calculus (prerequisite: MATH 115) (3) MATH 130 - Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences

    *These courses are subject to change. Prior to taking any of these courses, review the ASSIST Palomar Articulation Agreement to ensure the course still meets CSUSM’s course requirement.

    International Students

    The full-time BSBA program accepts international students.

    The part-time BSBA program is not able to sponsor F-1 students as the requirement of an F-1 visa is full-time student status. However, the program is open to other non-immigrant visa holders who do not need an I-20 document for their status (including H-1 and E-1).

    Visit the international student admission page for more information.

  • CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES

    Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies will teach you how to evaluate critical issues of crime and justice to pursue solutions for positive social change while preparing for careers in criminal justice and social service agencies. You will also be prepared for graduate study in criminology, law, criminal justice, justice studies and more.

    Program Details

    • Offered in-person at the CSUSM at Temecula campus
    • Admits students every fall and spring semester
    • Two-year completion time
    • View more program information

    Upcoming Information Sessions

    • Feb. 21, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP 
    • March 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - RSVP 
    • April 17, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP 
    • May 15, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP 
    • June 18, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - RSVP 

    Estimated Costs

    Cost Breakdown
    Semester Units* Subtotal**
    Fall Semester 1 15 $7,125
    Spring Semester 1 14 $6,650
    Fall Semester 2 14 $6,650
    Spring Semester 2 12 $5,700
    Total 55 $26,125

    *Unit rate for this program is $475

    **University semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees. Semester tuition subtotals based on sample program sequence. All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.

    Funding and Financial Aid

    • This program is eligible for financial aid
    • Visit the Extended Learning funding page or call 760-750-4850 to learn more about your funding options
    • Federal VA educational benefits can be used for this program (not eligible for Cal Vet fee waiver)
    • Cal Grant can be used for this program
    • Active-duty military, veterans and dependents should visit the military services page or call 760-750-8705

    Admission Requirements 

    • Completion of the equivalent of 60 transferable semester units (or 90 transferable quarter units)
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA from all transfer coursework
    • Completion of the prerequisite courses listed below

    Application and Document Deadline: 

    Program Start Application & Document Deadline
    Criminology and Justice Studies, BA (Temecula) Spring 2024 Dec. 13, 2023
    Criminology and Justice Studies, BA (Temecula) Fall 2024 April 3, 2024

     

    Admission Advisor: 

     

    Course Equivalencies 

    The following table shows the required prerequisite CSUSM courses needed for admission and the Palomar courses that meet those requirements.

    Criminology Prerequisite Courses
    CSUSM Course (units) Palomar Equivalent Course*
    SOC 105 - Introduction to Justice Studies SOC 170 - Introduction to Justice Studies
    SOC 201 - Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences SOC 205 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    or
    MATH 120 - Elementary Statistics
    Area A1 (GEO 102 - Oral Communication) See ASSIST website
    Area A2 (GEW 101 - Written Communication) See ASSIST website
    Area A3 (LTWR 115, MATH 110, PHIL 110, or PSYC 110 - Critical Thinking) See ASSIST website
    Area B4 (Mathematics)  See ASSIST website

    *These courses are subject to change. Prior to taking any of these courses, review the ASSIST Palomar Articulation Agreement to ensure the course still meets CSUSM’s course requirement. 

  • CYBERSECURITY

    Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is a fully online degree-completion program, designed to give you hands-on experience to develop practical skills in solving complex security challenges to meet today's workforce demands. This technical-focused online program is also designed with adaptability in mind to prepare you for inevitable changes as the field of cybersecurity advances. At the end of this cybersecurity degree, you will understand the multidimensional nature of security organizational data, systems, devices, networks and services from a holistic view. Additionally, CSUSM has professors with expertise in hardware and system security, mobile and IoT security, network security, usable security, information security and cryptography to provide both breadth and depth of knowledge and skills required for this industry.

    CSUSM has been designated as a National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education since 2019 and relies on national frameworks including U.S. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework and requirements of the NSA and DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense and Cyber Operations.

    Program Details

    Upcoming Information Sessions

    • March 13, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP
    • April 10, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m - RSVP 
    • May 8, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - RSVP

    Estimated Costs

    Semester Units* Subtotal**

    Fall Semester 1

    12

    $6,360

    Spring Semester 1 12

    $6,360

    Fall Semester 2 15

    $7,950

    Spring Semester 2 12

    $6,360

    Total 51 $27,030

    *Unit rate for this program is $530

    **University semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees. Semester tuition subtotals based on sample program sequence. All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.

    Funding and Financial Aid

    • This program is eligible for financial aid
    • Visit the Extended Learning funding page or call 760-750-4850 to learn more about your funding options
    • Federal VA educational benefits can be used for this program (not eligible for Cal Vet fee waiver)
    • Active-duty military, veterans and dependents should visit the military services page or call 760-750-8705

    Admission Requirements 

    • Completion of the equivalent of 60 transferable semester units
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA from all transfer coursework
    • Completion of the prerequisite courses listed below

    Application and Document Deadline: 

    Program Start Application & Document Deadline
    Cybersecurity, BS (Online) Fall 2024 April 3, 2024

     

    Admission Advisors: 

    Jane Reynolds (last names A-K): jyreynolds@csusm.edu 
    Krysti Langeloh (last names L-Z): klangeloh@csusm.edu
    Phone: (760) 750-4020

    Course Equivalencies 

    The following table shows the required prerequisite CSUSM courses needed for admission and the Palomar courses that meet those requirements.

    Cybersecurity Prerequisite Courses
    CSUSM Course  Palomar Equivalent Course*
    CYBR 110 - Networking Fundamentals CSNT 111 - Comp Network Fundamentals
    CYBR 112 - Computer Information Systems CSNT 110 - Computer OS Fundamentals
    and
    CSNT 125 - Comp Info Systems
    CYBR 210 - Introduction to Cybersecurity* CSNT 181 - Comp Security Prevention
    CYBR 232 - Introduction to Programming for Security* CSNT 175 - Python Programming
    CYBR 242 - Linux System Fundamentals CSCI 130 - Linux Fundamentals
    CYBR 262 - Computer Forensics CSNT 280 - Comp Forensic Foundations
    CYBR 272 - Cyber Defense Principles CSNT 250 - Cyber Defense and Analysis
    CYBR 282 - Ethical Hacking Principles CSNT 255 - Ethical Hacker Principles
    MATH 160 - Calculus with Applications I (GE, B4)* MATH 140 - Calculus with Analytical Geometry
    MATH 242 - Introduction to Statistics MATH 120 - Elementary Statistics
    MATH 270 - Basic Discrete Mathematics MATH 245 - Descrete Mathematics
    Physical Science and Laboratory (GE, B1 and B3) Various - See Assist.org
    Oral Communication (GE, A1)* Various - See Assist.org
    Written Communication (GE, A2)* Various - See Assist.org
    Critical Thinking (GE, A3)* Various - See Assist.org
    Life Science (GE, B2) Various - See Assist.org
    Cybersecurity Courses Required for the Major - CSUSM Courses Only
    CSUSM Course 
    CYBR 310 - Intermediate Programming for Security
    CYBR 312 - Introduction to Algorithm and Data Structures
    CYBR 432 - Computer Security
    CYBR 442 - Software Security
    CYBR 456 - Network Security
    CYBR 466 - Applied Cryptography
    CYBR 472 - Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity
    CYBR 482 - Human Factors in Cybersecurity
    CYBR 486 - Enterprise System Security
    CYBR 490 - Cybersecurity Capstone
    Upper-Division CE/CIS/CS/CYBR/SE Elective (12 units)
    General Education Requirements
    CSUSM Course 
    Lower-division general education courses - 39 units (some of the lower-division GE courses are satisfied in the prep for major courses, i.e. prerequisites)
    Upper-division general education courses - 9 units

    *Required for admission (i.e. students cannot be admitted to the program without successfully completing the course).

    **These courses are subject to change. Prior to taking any of these courses, review the ASSIST Palomar Articulation Agreement to ensure the course still meets CSUSM’s course requirement. 

  • SOCIOLOGY - ACCELERATED

    Program Overview

    The Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is built for you to examine and address large- and small-scale social problems.

    Program Details

    Upcoming Information Sessions

    • March 11, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m - RSVP 
    • April 9, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m - RSVP 
    • May 14, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m - RSVP 
    • June 11, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m - RSVP 

    Estimated Costs

    Semester Units* Subtotal**
    Fall Semester 1 - Block 1 8 $3,360
    Fall Semester 1 - Block 2 7 $2,940
    Spring Semester 1 - Block 1 7 $2,940
    Spring Semester 1 - Block 2 8 $3,360
    Summer Semester 1 - Block 1 6 $2,520
    Summer Semester 1 - Block 2 6 $2,520
    Fall Semester 2 - Block 1 8 $3,360
    Fall Semester 2 - Block 2 8 $3,360
    Total 58 $24,360

    *Unit rate for this program is $420

    **University semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees. Semester tuition subtotals based on sample program sequence. All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.

    Funding and Financial Aid

    • This program is eligible for financial aid
    • Visit the Extended Learning funding page or call 760-750-4850 to learn more about your funding options
    • Federal VA educational benefits can be used for this program (not eligible for Cal Vet fee waiver)
    • Cal Grant can be used for this program (Please note: students who start programs during the summer term are ineligible to receive funding through Cal Grant)
    • View veteran and military funding option

    Admission Requirements 

    • Completion of the equivalent of 60 transferable semester units (or 90 transferable quarter units)
    • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA from all transfer coursework
    • Completion of the following prerequisite courses

    Application and Document Deadlines: 

    Program Start Application & Document Deadline
    Sociology, BA, Accelerated (Online) Spring 2024 Dec. 13, 2023
    Sociology, BA, Accelerated (Online) Fall 2024 March 6, 2024

    Admission Advisor: 

    Course Equivalencies 

    The following table shows the required prerequisite CSUSM courses needed for admission and the Palomar courses that meet those requirements.

    Sociology Prerequisite Courses
    CSUSM Course (units) Palomar Equivalent Course*
    SOC 101 - Introduction of Sociology SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology
    SOC 201 - Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences

    SOC 205 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
    or
    MATH 120 - Elementary Statistics
    or
    SOC 180-Social Justice Statistics

    Area A1 (GEO 102 - Oral Communication) See ASSIST website
    Area A2 (GEW 101 - Written Communication) See ASSIST website
    Area A3 (LTWR 115, MATH 110, PHIL 110, or PSYC 110 - Critical Thinking) See ASSIST website
    Area B4 (Mathematics)  See ASSIST website

    *These courses are subject to change. Prior to taking any of these courses, review the ASSIST Palomar Articulation Agreement to ensure the course still meets CSUSM’s course requirement.


 

“(The cohort format) encouraged me to participate and become more involved in the program. You get a more personal connection with the people around you and we empower each other to move forward.”

– GEANINE LUCERO

BSBA Graduate; Production Operator, CeloNova BioSciences

– GEANINE LUCERO

“If you are focused on your degree and have a career goal in mind, this campus has an advantage because you are guaranteed seating in every class, the professors know you on a personal level and you become friends with your classmates because you are always together.”

– JOSEPH ARELLANO

Criminology Graduate

– JOSEPH ARELLANO
 
 
 

Request Information

To learn more about these programs, admission requirements, costs and more, email el.inquiry@csusm.edu or call (760) 750-4020.

 

 

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