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Founded in 1959 on the original site of the first Calexico High School, SDSU Imperial Valley offers academic programming in several key disciplines, including 10 bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees, and a teaching credential program. Located just minutes from the Mexican border, SDSU Imperial Valley serves a diverse student population through a responsive curriculum and community engagement efforts concentrated throughout the cross-border region.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person components of this program have either been paused, rescheduled, or moved into a virtual format until further notice.

Please email Francisco Peraza at fperaza@sdsu.edu to learn how these changes affect your program.

SDSU will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of our local and federal health agencies.


SDSU Imperial Valley, in partnership with SDSU Global Campus, is proud to offer unique degree completion programs. Click below to view program details.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Applications Have Been Extended!
Fall 2021: Oct. 1, 2020-May 15, 2021

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With practical online courses that blend core topics with the latest trends and issues facing today’s business world, SDSU’s B.S. in Business Administration Online Degree Completion Program is designed to help you earn a business degree that works for you, on your schedule.

This online degree program is designed for:

  • Aspiring professional who want to enter the world of business with an edge on the competition
  • Working professionals who need a degree on their résumé to take the next steps in their career
  • Business owners who need solutions to the challenges their businesses are facing today

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$24,108-$27,060
Completion TimeCompletion Time
As short as 2 Years
Course Format Course Format
Online

Please Note — This information is only applicable to this version of this degree completion program.

With a curriculum designed by the renowned SDSU Fowler College of Business, you’ll gain a fundamental working knowledge of the business world. You’ll learn about the issues facing businesses today, and how all the different components of a business interact to contribute to the growth and success of that business in the private sector.

You’ll learn about a variety of business-related topics, including:

  • Marketing
  • Investments
  • Ethics
  • International Strategies
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Human Resource Management

Upon graduation, you’ll have earned the same degree as SDSU’s on-campus students: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

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Outcomes

Labor Analysis
B.S. in Business Administration Graduate — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
2,894,123

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+1.69%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$76,647

 

Admission Requirements

Below is a list of general admission requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration degree completion program.

We understand that every student's academic journey is unique, and we encourage you to contact an Admissions Advisor to find out what you'll need to successfully apply to the program.

  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (or 90 quarter) units by the end of the fall term prior to spring transfer and the end of the spring term prior to fall transfer, including:
    • 27 Lower Division Preparation Course Units:
      • Accountancy 201, 202
      • Economics 101, 102
      • Finance 240 (or an approved business law course)
      • Management Information Systems 180
      • Mathematics 120 (or an approved calculus course or an approved three-unit finite mathematics course)
      • Rhetoric and Writing Studies 290
      • Statistics 119 or Economics 201
        These courses should be complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better and cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/ NC)
    • Complete a minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
    • The Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
      • Oral Communication — complete a basic public speaking course or other communication course with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Written Communication — complete a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Critical Thinking — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Mathematics — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units. Mathematics 150, 151, and 252 will satisfy this requirement
  • Complete the American Institutions Requirement
    • The American Institutions requirement is designed to demonstrate that students have an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.
  • Satisfy the CSU mathematics and writing requirements
  • Have an overall 2.75+ college GPA
  • Pass the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10, or completed an approved upper division writing course with a grade of C (2.0) or better (to be completed in your first semester once admitted to the program)

Want to Learn More?

Our Admissions Advisor is available to answer any questions you may have.
Email: pjordan@sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-1227
Advising Session: calendly.com/pjtalley

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Bachelor of Science in Child Development

Applications Have Been Extended!
Fall 2021: Oct. 1, 2020-May 15, 2021

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The Bachelor of Science in Child Development Degree Completion Program can help you turn your passion for children and healthy childhood development into a rewarding career. Led by renowned faculty and lecturers from SDSU’s Department of Child and Family Development, this program is designed to help you understand the biological, cognitive, and social development of young humans. If you’re passionate about building stronger communities through our children, this program is for you!

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$31,682-$33,215
Completion TimeCompletion Time
As short as 2 Years
Course Format Course Format
Hybrid

Please Note — This information is only applicable to the version of this degree completion program.

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum that’s designed, developed, and delivered by SDSU’s Department of Child and Family Services
  • Virtual courses and labs taught by tenure-track faculty and lecturers with years of real-world professional experience
  • Field placement opportunities with our community outreach partners help you gain hands-on experience with children, families, and local childcare providers
  • Many career paths, including early child education, early intervention, teaching, social work, nonprofits, and healthcare
  • Unique professional development services, including networking, letters of recommendation, and career placement opportunities

The program examines how individuals develop throughout their lifespan, from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. You’ll learn about the different social contexts that children develop in, including schools and families. You’ll also learn about the role that special needs (e.g. developmental disorders), conflict, and family violence can play in development.

As a student in the program, you’ll focus a variety of topics, including:

  • Developmental perspectives
  • The development (physical, psychological, emotional, social) of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, adolescents, and adults
  • Family violence and child maltreatment
  • Building a developmentally-appropriate curriculum
  • Inclusion, team-teaching, interagency community networking, cross-discipline experiences
  • Atypical development
  • Advocacy and public policy
  • Parenting, coparenting, parent-child, and peer relationships
  • Early intervention skills
  • Community engagement and research skills

Most courses in the program are 100% online; however, several courses (CFD 378A, 378B, 578, 590) contain on-site* field experience components. You’ll also complete a 120-hour community-based learning experience over an eight-week period at the end of your program, where you’ll work with preselected child and family service providers in the San Diego community.

Please note that in order to complete the program, students living outside of San Diego County will need to travel to San Diego to fulfill these in-person requirements once in-person education resumes.

Upon graduation, you’ll have earned the same degree as SDSU’s on-campus students: a Bachelor of Science in Child Development from San Diego State University.

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Outcomes

Labor Analysis
B.S. in Child Development — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
Social Work - 36,897
Human Services - 25,582
Childcare Teachers and Directors - 7,124

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
Social Work - 14.2%
Human Services - 16.4%
Childcare Teachers and Directors - 10.8%


Source: BLS & Burning Glass Technologies, 2020

Job Postings

Social Work

36,897

Human Services

25,582

Childcare Teachers and Directors

7,124

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Admission Requirements

Below is a list of general admission requirements for the B.S. in Child Development degree completion program.

We understand that every student's academic journey is unique, and we encourage you to contact an Admissions Advisor to find out what you'll need to successfully apply to the program.

  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (or 90 quarter) units by the end of the fall term prior to spring transfer and the end of the spring term prior to fall transfer, including:
    • 27-28 Lower Division Preparation Course Units:
      • Child and Family Development 135
      • Child and Family Development 270, 270L
      • Child and Family Development 272
      • Child and Family Development 275
      • Child and Family Development 278
      • Biology 100
      • Psychology 101
      • Sociology 101
      • Psychology 280 or Sociology 201, or a three unit elementary statistics course
        These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC)
    • Complete a minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
    • The Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
      • Oral Communication — complete a basic public speaking course or other communication course with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Written Communication — complete a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Critical Thinking — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Mathematics — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units. Mathematics 150, 151, and 252 will satisfy this requirement
  • Complete the American Institutions Requirement
    • The American Institutions requirement is designed to demonstrate that students have an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.
  • Satisfy the CSU mathematics and writing requirements
  • Have an overall 2.4+ college GPA
  • Pass the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10, or Rhetoric and Writing Studies 305W or Linguistics 305W with a grade of C (2.0) or better in your first semester once admitted to the program. Please visit wpa.sdsu.edu for the latest information on this requirement
  • Background Clearance— you should successfully pass a background check in order to be placed in educational and community settings. Red flag issues which prevent placement may impede progression and successful completion of degree requirements.
  • Tuberculin Clearance— you should provide evidence of a negative tuberculosis test for community-based classes. Clearance statements may be secured from SDSU Health Services, private physicians or HMOs, or public health agencies.

Want to Learn More?

Our Admissions Advisor is available to answer any questions you may have.
Email: mgrzeskowiak@sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-0845
Advising Session: calendly.com/markgrz

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Is This Program Right for Me?

The SDSU Imperial Valley degree completion programs are designed to expand access to SDSU’s programming for many students in the Imperial Valley region. You can participate in these degree completion programs if:

  • You’re completing your Associate's Degree for Transfer at one of the California Community Colleges in the Imperial Valley region (e.g., the Imperial Valley Community College and the College of the Desert); or
  • You’ve completed or are near completion of your Associates Degree at one of the California Community Colleges in the Imperial Valley region (e.g., the Imperial Valley Community College and the College of the Desert) and meet the GPA and preparation for the major course requirements; or
  • You currently work or reside in the Imperial Valley region and have completed your Associate’s Degree for Transfer at one of the California Community Colleges; or
  • You work or reside in the Imperial Valley region and have completed or are near completion of your Associate’s Degree at one of the California Community Colleges in the Imperial Valley region (e.g., the Imperial Valley Community College and the College of the Desert) and meet the GPA and preparation for the major course requirements.

Imperial Valley Program Office Hours

Business Administration

Precious Jordan-Talley
Admissions Advisor
calendly.com/pjtalley

Child Development

Mark Grzeskowiak
Admissions Advisor
http://calendly.com/markgrz

Student Services Coordinators

Provide program information to prospective students

Admissions Advisors

Assist students through the entire application process, providing more in-depth advising

 

How to Apply

If you are a current or former student from SDSU Imperial Valley and have completed the minimum unit requirement (60 semester/90 quarter), you can complete our interest form and we will be in touch with you about requirements and next steps to apply.

In order to apply, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out form to the right (below on mobile), then
  2. Fill out the Cal State Apply application here
    1. Navigate to the "Apply" page
    2. Select a Term to Apply For
    3. Create your Account
    4. Complete your Profile
    5. Select the program you want to apply for
      • Select the Campus (San Diego State),
      • Start Term (for which you are applying for), and
      • Source (Extended Education).
    6. When asked for a major, select the correct program, e.g.
      • Business Administration - General Business (Online)
      • Child Development (Online)

*A $70 nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants at the time of application.

 

We are grateful for our partners who share in our commitment to ensure that qualified students — especially local community college students — have both degree access and the support needed to be successful.

- Adela de la Torre, San Diego State University President

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