Academic Programs and Graduate Studies

The Offices of Academic Programs and Graduate Studies provides administrative leadership in developing and implementing academic policies  for a broad range of degree programs and support services to better serve faculty, students, and staff.

Areas of responsibility and departments:

Office of Graduate Studies

This office provides information and guidance for prospective and current graduate students about a broad range of academic programs and support services.


The Articulation Officer develops and maintains articulation agreements between CSU East Bay community colleges and other four year universities. Articulation agreements are formal documents agreed upon by institutions that allow students to achieve a degree program by transferring courses to Cal State East Bay from other institutions.


The online university catalog is produced under the auspices of the Academic Programs and Graduate Studies office.

Curriculum and Policies

This office provides general oversight on the procedure to approve new courses or programs being created, modified or discontinued. Documents citing the academic policies governing curricular proposals are outlined in the Curriculum Procedures Manual.

General Education

General Education is the program of courses undergraduates complete as part of the bachelor’s degree. These humanities, social science, and sciences courses provide a broad education designed to provide a foundation to the bachelor’s degree.

Program for Accelerated College Education – PACE

The Program for Accelerated College Education enables adult working students the opportunity to make accelerated progress towards a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies, Human Development, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, or Recreation through a carefully structured course sequence and alternative methods of delivery.

Interdisciplinary Studies Major and Certificate

The purpose of this program is to allow students, with the advice and approval of knowledgeable faculty and administrators, to design their own academic programs tailored to their unique needs and interests.

Student Grade Appeal and Academic Grievance

The Grade Appeal Officer oversees the procedures for students who have filed petitions alleging grading unfairness. The Grade Appeal Officer is a liaison to the Grade Appeal and Academic Grievance Committee, comprised of faculty and student representatives, who make the determination of whether the petition is granted a hearing.  A hearing panel renders the final decision.

Testing Office

The Testing Office administers a number of different tests for students and provides evaluation and other services to faculty, staff, and members of the campus community.

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program provides outstanding students the opportunity to be challenged academically by taking special courses and sections for honors credit and participating in an honors seminar.

University Thesis

The Academic Programs and Graduate Studies Student Services Office assists with the style, format, and binding of the University Thesis.

Contact information

Office of Academic Programs and Graduate Studies 
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Student Services and Administration Building, Suite 4500
Hayward, CA 94542

Tel: (510) 885-3716
Fax: (510) 885-4777

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