Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Every year, the college offers scholarships to students within CSBS. For more information regarding scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page.

You may find a professor's contact information in the Campus Directory at or you may contact the department in which your professor teaches in the College Directory or call the department:

Anthropology (909-537-5502)
Criminal Justice (909-537-5506)
Economics (909-537-5511)
Geography/Environmental Studies (909-537-5519)
History (909-537-5524)
Political Science (909-537-5535)
Psychology (909-537-5570)
Social Work (909-537-5501)
Sociology (909-537-5541)

Students majoring in or taking classes within CSBS are able to bring writing assignments for tutoring to the CSBS Writing Lab (SB-354). To schedule an appointment, please contact the Writing Lab at csbswl@csusb.edu or call (909)537-7539.

If you need information for your major, please call your major's department. You may find your major's department telephone number below:

Anthropology (909-537-5502)
Criminal Justice (909-537-5506)
Economics (909-537-5511)
Geography/Environmental Studies (909-537-5519)
History (909-537-5524)
Political Science (909-537-5535)
Psychology (909-537-5570)
Social Work (909-537-5501)
Sociology (909-537-5541)

Undergraduate students who are full-time and have earned a GPA of 3.5 or above in a certain quarter, qualify to be in the Dean's Honors List. The Dean's Honors List is posted outside the Dean's Office (SB-207) every new quarter. Only students, who earned a GPA of 4.0 in a particular quarter, will receive letters in the mail. Part-time and Graduate students are not eligible.

Students majoring in Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology may call the Mentor Advising Center (The MAC) at (909)537-5518 to set up an appointment. Any other majors falling within CSBS, please call your major's department. You may find your major's department telephone number:

Anthropology (909-537-5502)
Criminal Justice (909-537-5506)
Economics (909-537-5511)
Geography/Environmental Studies (909-537-5519)
History (909-537-5524)
Political Science (909-537-5535)
Psychology (909-537-5570)
Social Work (909-537-5501)
Sociology (909-537-5541)

 

Students may be able to add or drop a class after the Census Day only with a "Petition to Add After The Census Date" or a "Petition to Drop a Class After The Census Date" form. These petitions may be found at the office of Records, Registration, & Evaluations (UH-178), the department of your major, or at CSBS Dean's Office (SB-207).

When a student takes more than their allowed units per quarter, it is said that the student is Overloading. Freshmen, sophomores, or juniors have a 17.0 unit limit per quarter. Seniors have a 19.5 unit limit per quarter. If a student goes above their unit limit, they need to fill out a "Course Overload Permit." Course Overload Permits may be found at the office of Records, Registration, & Evaluations (UH-178), the department of your major, or at CSBS Dean's Office (SB-207).

  • Are there any holds in your account?
    • Holds must be cleared first before adding any classes. For an advising hold, please call the department of your major. For a financial aid hold, please call the Financial Aid Office at (909)537-5227. Any other types of holds, please call CSBS at (909)537-7500 in order to direct you to the right department.
  • Are you trying to add a class that is or isn't closed during the first or second week of school?
    • A student trying to add a class during the first and second week of school will need to fill out an "Add Slip." Add slips may be found at the office of Records, Registration, & Evaluations (UH-178), the department of your major, or at CSBS Dean's Office (SB-207).