California State University Monterey Bay

SEASIDE, UNITED STATES

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, CSU Monterey Bay is one of the universities in the state of California that are now part of the renowned California State Universities system. It opened in 1995, a year after the closure of the Fort Ord military compound on which it is located.

As one of the newer member universities and located in a small town, it is not particularly large, but all the more personal and student-oriented. The sense of community on campus is exemplary, more than half of all students even live on the premises.

You can complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees in small classes, with business, Biology and Psychology are the most popular. We place students for one or two semesters abroad, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, language courses and an academic gap year at CSU Monterey Bay.

Equal opportunity is particularly important to the university, which is why it makes higher education accessible to low-income families. A full 52 percent of students come from families where they are the first to graduate.

  • California State University Monterey Bay website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1995

Type of university: State university

Number of students: total 7500, international 400

Accreditations:

  • WSCUC (WASC Senior Association of Schools and Colleges)

Academic year:

The academic year at California State University Monterey Bay is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • Academic gap year
  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • language courses

International students can come to California State University Monterey Bay to study for a semester or two as part of the [email protected] program . In doing so, they collect credits, which under certain circumstances can be credited to their home university after prior agreement, but they cannot obtain an academic degree. Participation in a semester program is particularly advantageous for English language skills.

During their stay at CSU Monterey Bay, they have the opportunity to make their interdisciplinary choices from all the courses offered at the university. Seats will be allocated based on the number of vacant seats.

  • California State University Monterey Bay semester program

Fees

  • Fall semester 2022

Tuition

$5700.00

The tuition includes 12 units, each additional unit costs US$ 195 extra.

  • Tuition at California State University Monterey Bay

Financing options

Participants in the “[email protected]” program can apply for BAföG abroad. If the study visit is funded within the framework of the foreign BAföG, students receive a subsidy for living and travel expenses as well as for health insurance. Part of the tuition fees will also be reimbursed (up to EUR 4600).

Requirements

To participate in the semester program, students must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma. Proof of sufficient knowledge of English must be provided based on

a minimum score in a standardized language test such as the IELTS or TOEFL. The values ​​given correspond to undergraduate courses. Alternatively, the CSU Monterey Bay also accepts a DAAD language certificate in combination with a letter of recommendation from your home university.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate postgraduate
DAAD language test C1 level in all areas in combination with letters of recommendation from your home university C1 level in all areas in combination with letters of recommendation from your home university
Duolingo 90 90
IELTS 6.0 6.0
TOEFL (internet based) 61 61

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.

  • California State University Monterey Bay Application Requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinematic Arts & Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Collaborative Health & Human Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Collaborative Health & Human Services – Community Health
  • Bachelor of Arts in Collaborative Health & Human Services – Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Collaborative Health & Human Services – Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – Africana Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – American Multicultural Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – Chicano Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – Creative Writing and Social Action
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – English Subject Matter Preparation Program
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – History, Oral History and New Media
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – Journalism and Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – Literary and Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – Peace Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – Practical and Professional Ethics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – Pre-Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – Women’s Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication – Writing and Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music – Contemporary Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music – Music Recording Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences – Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences – Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences – Geographic Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences – History / Social Science Teaching Track
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences – Native American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences – Political Economy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences – Social History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences – Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Public Art – Murals and Painting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Public Art – Museum Studies and Arts Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Public Art – Photography and Digital Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Public Art – Sculpture Installation and Performance Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in World Languages ​​& Cultures – Japanese
  • Bachelor of Arts in World Languages ​​& Cultures – Spanish
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Teacher Preparation
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management & International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Design – Interactive Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Design – Visual Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Design – Web Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Game Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Network and Security
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Technology & Policy – Applied Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Technology & Policy – Natural Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Technology & Policy – Watershed Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies – Environmental Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies – Science for Sustainable Communities
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Wellness (Minors?)
  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics – Pure Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics – Teacher Preparation
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Hospitality Management – ​​Sustainable Ecotourism Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Hospitality Management – ​​Sustainable Hotel, Resort & Event Management
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Minor in Biology
  • Minor in Business Administration
  • Minor in Chemistry
  • Minor in Chicana/o Studies
  • Minor in Cinematic Arts
  • Minor in Communication Design
  • Minor in Community Health Education
  • Minor in Computer Science
  • Minor in Creative Writing & Social Action
  • Minors in Education
  • Minor in Environmental Health Policy
  • Minor in Environmental Science
  • Minor in Environmental Studies
  • Minor in Global Studies
  • Minor in Health & Wellness
  • Minor in Hispanic Cultures & History
  • Minor in Human Communication
  • Minor in Human Development
  • Minor in Human Movement
  • Minor in International Health Policy
  • Minor in Japanese Culture & History
  • Minor in Japanese Language & Culture
  • Minor in Journalism and Media Studies
  • Minor in Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics minor
  • Minor in Music
  • Minor in Nonprofit Management
  • Minor in Peace Studies
  • Minor in Pre-Law
  • Minor in Psychology
  • Minor in Service Learning Leadership
  • Minor in Social Work
  • Minor in Sociology
  • Minor in Spanish Language & Hispanic Cultures
  • Minor in Statistics
  • Minor in Visual & Public Art
  • Minor in Writing & Rhetoric

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Arts in Education
  • MSc in Applied Marine & Watershed Science
  • Master of Science in Instructional Science & Technology
  • Master of Science in Marine Science
  • Masters of Social Work

Campus

The sprawling campus of CSU Monterey Bay is on the site of the former Ford Ord military base in California. Much of the past has been preserved. This is why, for example, the Visual & Public Art Department has set up shop in a former aircraft hangar.

The student quarters also show some of the site’s previous function, being housed in the old officers’ quarters and therefore considerably more spacious than a standard student room.

And so you can find traces of earlier military times here and there on the entire site, but also some dilapidated buildings that are just waiting to be demolished. In contrast, there are also many brand new, modern buildings here.

The beach at picturesque Monterey Bay is just a mile away. 80 kilometers away is the large city of Santa Cruz.

  • California State University Monterey Bay campus maps

Housing

Most of the students live on campus. Here you can choose between different types of accommodation.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus

The university town of Seaside

The Californian city of Seaside is located in Monterey County on the west coast of the USA and has around 33,000 inhabitants. Despite its relatively small size, it has a university and a college. Both are located on a former military site. There are also two well-known golf courses that are also part of the world-famous PGA Tour.

A special highlight is the Message Mountain, a large sand dune on which people write messages such as birthday greetings or marriage proposals with ice flowers. On US National Day, July 4th, people climb to the top to watch the fireworks. Other names for the giant dune are “The Big Dune” or “The Big Sand Hill”.

Due to the optimal location on the coast, you can do all kinds of water sports such as sailing, diving, swimming, rowing and much more. The beaches are also very picturesque and offer a lot of relaxation. Its unique panoramas in particular make the area unmistakable, and the quality of life is extremely high.

Visitors can enjoy many local activities, from wine tasting to whale watching. There are also many opportunities to celebrate, shop and eat out. An interesting event is, for example, the recognized concert series “Blues in the Park” with free admission.

California State University Monterey Bay