Colleges & Departments

Dean: Royce W. Smith
Location: AS-115

The College of the Arts provides an environment for individual creative and academic achievement in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, cinematic storytelling, and design. Curriculum and classroom experiences are strategically crafted to honor and acknowledge tradition, history, and the evolution of art and design forms while also encouraging unique, singular voices, disruption of norms, and innovative creativity. At the core of their mission is an appreciation of all cultures, art forms, and acknowledgement of their lasting value to the quality of life. The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum and the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center are vital and鈥痠mportant campus and community partners 鈥 allowing students, the larger campus, and greater Long Beach communities access to world class experiences. The college is a regional resource for arts and cultural events, showcases, guest lectures, and accessible, innovative artistic expression. 


  • Bob Conservatory School of Music 
  • Dance 
  • Design 
  • Film and Electronic Arts 
  • School of Art 
  • Theatre Arts 

Dean: Mark Suazo
Location: COB-200 

The College of Business is one of 711 business schools out of nearly 16,000 world-wide that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Faculty and staff are committed to excellence in education, diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. The college鈥檚 continuous accreditation since 1972 remains a testimony to its team鈥檚 hard work and dedication. More notably, it offers the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration with eight options, seven undergraduate minors, four Master of Business Administration programs, and four Master of Science (MS) degrees. 


  • Accountancy
  • Finance 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Information Systems 
  • International Business 
  • Legal Business Studies 
  • Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Supply Chain Management 

Dean: Anna Ortiz 
Location: EED-1 

The College of Education provides undergraduate and graduate studies in education. It offers specific curricula focusing on the preparation of personnel for teaching and educational service in the pre-school, elementary, middle and high schools, community colleges, adult programs, and other educational agencies. In addition to three certificate programs and a variety of teaching and service credentials, the college offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, a Master of Arts in Education with various options, two Master of Science degrees in special education and counseling, and the Educational Leadership Doctorate. 


  • Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling 
  • Educational Leadership 
  • Liberal Studies 
  • Teacher Education 

Dean: Jinny Rhee 
Location: ECS-610  

The College of Engineering provides undergraduate and graduate studies in engineering and computer science. Its curricula covers a broad range of disciplines and provides applied, hands-on learning that prepares students for working in the field and continuing academic work. Across six departments, the college offers 11 Bachelor of Science programs, as well as a Master of Science in aerospace, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering, construction management, and computer science. The college also has a PhD program in Engineering and Computational Mathematics, which is jointly offered with .  


  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Civil Engineering & Construction Management 
  • Computer Engineering & Computer Science  
  • Electrical Engineering   
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 

Dean: Monica Lounsberry 
Location: ET-200  

The College of Health & Human Services accounts for approximately 25% of the student enrollment of our nationally leading student-centered university. CHHS degrees provide a quality, hands-on education that prepares students for careers upon graduation. Full-time undergraduate students can graduate within four years and graduate degrees can often be earned in two years or less. Our faculty are nationally and internationally renowned for research and come prepared from the world's most prestigious institutions including our own highly rated UCs as well as Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard. CHHS faculty are passionate educators, and their classes are designed to provide practical learning experiences. Most students complete field work and/or internships as part of their degree program. Under the leadership of Dean Dr. Monica Lounsbery, CHHS is driving educational innovation to advance transformational learning through interdisciplinary collaborations and community partnerships. 


  • Family and Consumer Sciences 
  • Health Care Administration 
  • Health Science 
  • Kinesiology 
  • School of Nursing 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Public Policy and Administration 
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies 
  • School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management 
  • School of Nursing 
  • School of Social Work 
  • Speech-Language Pathology 

Location: College of Liberal Arts Administration

The is 色中色鈥檚 largest college on campus, with 31 excellent departments and programs, several innovative centers, projects, over 685 outstanding faculty members, and over 74 individual staff members. The college faculty are among the best in the nation and have received a variety of national and international awards. CLA has 9,300 undergraduate students pursuing a variety of highly valued degrees through the college鈥檚 99 unique majors and minors. Additionally, 575 graduate students are also obtaining advanced degrees and special certificates in the college. With degrees ranging from humanities and foreign languages to social and behavioral sciences, CLA鈥檚 graduates are well-rounded citizens, effective communicators, and analytical thinkers who live knowledgeably, responsibly, and humanely. The invaluable skills gained through CLA鈥檚 degrees open countless career paths for graduates to follow. 


  • Africana Studies 
  • American Indian Studies 
  • American Studies 
  • Anthropology 
  • Asian and Asian American Studies 
  • ASLD 
  • Chicano & Latino Studies 
  • Classics 
  • Communication Studies 
  • Comparative World Literature 
  • Economics 
  • English 
  • Environmental Science and Policy 
  • Geography 
  • History 
  • Human Development 
  • International Studies 
  • Jewish Studies 
  • Journalism and Public Relations 
  • Latin America Studies 
  • Legal Studies 
  • Linguistics 
  • Philosophy 
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology 
  • Religious Studies 
  • Romance, German, Russian Languages, and Literatures 
  • Sociology 
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

Dean: Curtis Bennett 
Location: HSCI-160 

The is a national leader in integrating student research experiences with education. Their faculty鈥檚 cutting-edge research informs instruction and inquiry-based labs, develops understanding of the scientific method, and leads to student excellence. The college seeks to educate and mentor the next diverse generation of scientists and mathematicians. It also aims to establish a science-literate citizenry through inclusive teaching and research incorporated into its bachelor, master, and certificate programs. 


  • Biological Sciences 
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science and Policy 
  • Mathematics and Statistics 
  • Physics and Astronomy 
  • Science Education 

Location: FND-104 

The offers a of degrees, professional development certificates, and international education opportunities to enrich the lives of 色中色 students. Working closely with our campus, business, community, and international partners, CPaCE serves California鈥檚 workforce and economy by offering new and innovative pathways for students to achieve success. 


  • Certifications  
  • Online bachelor's degrees 
  • Online master鈥檚 degrees 
  • Personal Enrichment 
  • Professional Designation 
  • Professional Development 
  • University Credit 

Dean: Elizabeth Dill
Location: LIB-402 

The University Library supports 色中色鈥檚 educational mission of selecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating recorded knowledge in all its formats and manifestations. The library supports the instructional and research needs of the campus community through its breadth and depth of collections, exceptional library faculty and staff-led services, and innovative use of spaces. The library is a leader in the delivery of digital content and in marshaling technology to facilitate scholarly inquiry.