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Cal State LA Downtown academic degree programs are designed to give students a clear edge in the job market and a strong rate of return on their investment. Apply now to an advanced degree program or bachelor’s degree program that begin in fall 2022. Several Financial Assistance opportunities are available to students.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Employment in communication occupations is projected to grow in the next 10 years. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program, with an option in Organizational Communication, is designed for individuals and working professionals with an interest in obtaining a degree in a broad, but growing field. The curriculum also makes it applicable to students seeking advancement in any career.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Employment of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is projected to grow due to demand for services in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, and social service agencies. Psychologists experienced an increase in demand due to the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on many individuals’ mental health. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Program prepares students for advanced study and those who may already be working in related fields.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Career options for business majors is, by far, the most popular field of study among undergraduates. Of the nearly 2 million bachelor’s degrees conferred in 2017–18, over half of the number degrees were conferred in the fields of business. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program prepares students for globalization; a growing economy; a complex tax and regulatory environment; data and market research; and evaluation of marketing strategies.

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services

To prepare for the economic recovery and new jobs, the Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality, Wellness and Leisure Services Program is organized to provide knowledge and skills in the areas of restaurant and lodging, wellness, revenue and cost controls, human resources, cultural competencies, and customer expectations. Students may also prepare for graduate study in hospitality management. 

Fully Employed MBA

Corporate recruiters’ project robust hiring demand for business school graduates post-COVID, with 9 in 10 projecting hiring to increase or remain stable in the next five years. The Fully-Employed MBA program allows students to earn their degree in 16 months. The program allows working executives and professionals to build upon their experience, enhance their management, leadership, analytic, and communication skills, and make an impact on their careers in an increasingly global economy.

Master of Public Health

The need to extend to the public health workforce has expanded during the pandemic. The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program includes a focus on urban community health serving diverse populations in areas like L.A. Students will understand how to improve health outcomes at the population level and how a variety of factors can impact the health of local communities. The program allows both recent bachelor’s degree recipients and seasoned public health professionals to learn the intricacies of this growing field.

For more information, visit the Cal State LA Downtown website.

Building housing the Cal State LA Downtown Campus on 801 S. Grand Ave.
Photo by J. Emilio Flores/Cal State LA

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