California Southern University (previously called Southern California University for Professional Studies prior to June 2007) is a private American university that began its operations in 1978. The University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business, psychology, criminal justice, and law.California Southern University is located in Irvine, California.
The University was established in California on December 27, 1978, as a traditional distance learning and online school, and received its initial approval to offer degree programs from the California Department of Education. The University originally offered associate level programs, then expanded to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. During the 1990s, the University added distance learning programs in the fields of business, psychology and law.
The mission of California Southern University is to provide high quality, undergraduate and graduate degree programs to adult students throughout the world using an online education system. CalSouthern is dedicated to providing a rich and dynamic educational experience to those who choose the freedom and flexibility of distance learning to satisfy their educational and professional goals. CalSouthern is committed to cultivating an environment of academic integrity while stimulating intellectual curiosity through a respectful exchange of ideas with faculty mentors and fellow students.