Complete Your Bachelor Degree!
CALMAT recognizes that some students may need to complete their bachelor degree prior to beginning a master program. To address that need CALMAT designed three bachelor degree completion programs for students who have already earned at least 60 college credits, have some professional experience, and plan to attend a graduate level program following completion of their undergraduate studies.
Each of these three undergraduate degree options follows the California State University General Education (GE) Policy and requires 39 to 60 additional credits to graduate. These GE courses must be completed at other institutions of higher education, particularly the community colleges of California. CALMAT does not directly offer general education courses, but offers these degrees to prepare students for advanced studies.
CALMAT offers a wealth of resources to facilitate student learning: courses and individual help are available to enhance writing, logic, and rhetoric skills; academic advisors and faculty mentors provide one-on-one counseling and direction; and The Writing Center helps students strengthen their writing skills to enhance their success in school and on the job.
General Studies Curriculum
Undergraduate degrees require 120.0 credits for completion (including the minimum of 60 credits required for admission).
Unlike many other universities, CALMAT accepts up to 40.0 extended education credits toward an undergraduate degree.
Coursework must be completed in five areas:
Area A ~ Communication and Critical Thinking (9.0 to 12.0 Credits)
One course from each subarea:
1. Oral Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Critical Thinking
Area B ~ Mathematics and Natural Sciences (12.0 to 16.0 Credits)
At least a course from three of the following subareas:
1. Physical Science
2. Biological Science
3. Laboratory Activity
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
5. Science and Technology Synthesis (Upper Division)*
Area C ~ Humanities (12.0 to 16.0 Credits)
At least one course from each subarea:
1. Visual and Performing Arts
2. Philosophy and Civilization
3. Literature and Foreign Language
4. Humanities Synthesis (Upper Division)*
Area D ~ Social Sciences (15.0 to 20.0 Credits)
1. U.S. History, Constitution, American Ideals
2. History, Economics, and Political Science
3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic, and Gender Studies
4. Social Science Synthesis (Upper Division)*
Area E ~ Lifelong Understanding and Self Development (3.0 to 4.0 Credits)
All credit requirements reflect semester credits, each quarter credit counts as two-thirds of a semester credit.
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS)
CALMAT designed the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program to be convenient enough to meet the needs of students from any age group and professional background, even non-traditional students. Students in the CALMAT BALS program have one thing in common: a strong desire to advance their understanding of the world and develop the skills they need to achieve their life goals.
Bachelor of Science in General Studies (BSGS)
The CALMAT BSGS focuses on the three competencies of success in technology professions: leadership, innovation, and project management. These competencies distinguish CALMAT from other universities. Our students build a solid foundation of skills in these areas to prepare them for their continued studies. The CALMAT BSGS offers students a wide range of directed studies courses that focus in one of several broad areas such as technology, management, humanities, arts, applied sciences, natural sciences, or social sciences.
Bachelor of Science in Technology Management (BSTM)
CALMAT designed the CALMAT Bachelor of Science in Technology Management to prepare students for advanced academic studies or a leadership position in the technology field. CALMAT BSTM students learn the fundamentals of business and technology including topics such as strategic management, business law, project management, basic accounting, financial analysis, marketing applications, and statistical analysis. Furthermore, students learn to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to efficiently solve problems and make informed management and technology-related decisions.