A Titan education is defined by experiential learning amid a rich diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. Internships, collaborative research, study away and study abroad, service in the community, and a vibrant co-curricular life keep students engaged and empowered on their way to a degree. These high-impact experiences yield high-impact people.
In addition to learning alongside 3,158 international peers from 86 nations, students benefit from such resource centers as African American, Asian Pacific American, Chicana and Chicano, LGBT Queer, Titan Dreamers, Veterans and WoMen’s and Adult Reentry — centers that promote social consciousness and support an inclusive campus environment.
CSUF study-abroad experiences rose by 97 percent from 2013 through 2016.
From fall 2016 to summer 2017, students completed 11,479 internships — high-impact academic experiences and real-world applications that complement students’ studies.
The Latino Communications Institute develops an industry-ready workforce through courses and certificate programs in Latino-focused communication studies. In addition, Univision’s on-campus Orange County news bureau provides a unique partnership between industry and education.
Students take a lead role in CSUF centers that serve as resources for championing regional businesses, including the Center for Entrepreneurship, Family Business Council and Small Business Institute. CSUF also is home to the region’s lead center of the Small Business Development Center Network, focused on empowering small business by advancing job creation, job retention and business expansion through expert consulting, effective training and access to resources. In addition, the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship operates a business incubator in Placentia and at CSUF’s Irvine location.
CSUF’s NCAA Division I program across eight sports provides lessons students will benefit from for a lifetime. The university has produced 18 individual championships and 12 national titles — four of them by the Titan baseball team.
Beyond the classroom, students engage in scientific research at the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, a partnership between Cal State Fullerton and OC Parks; Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Silverado, operated by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and the Desert Studies Center, a field station of the CSU in the Mojave National Preserve.
CSUF’s Grand Central Art Center, a cornerstone of Santa Ana’s Artists Village, provides studio, living and exhibition space to students as part of its artist-in-residence program.
The Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History trains students to create and preserve oral histories while maintaining the largest regionally focused oral history archive in California.