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    “The affordability and accessibility were huge for me, along with the flexible, self-paced format within the semester. Without all this, I simply would not have been able to make my degree happen, at least at this stage in my life.”

    Justin L., MS in Psychology, 2020

    CalSouthern has been educating learners since 1978. In 2005, CalSouthern implemented its own proprietary learning management system that extended online educational opportunities to all learners. We are one of the few institutionally accredited universities to combine 100% online programs in psychology, business, education and criminal justice with experienced faculty, monthly course-starts and a personal touch highlighted by one-on-one guidance.

    At CalSouthern, we assist working professionals who want to realize the benefits of a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree but have been held back by finances, geographic isolation, job, family and other constraints.

    Discover what thousands of students and alumni already know: CalSouthern has the people and proprietary online programs to help you achieve your academic goals.

    Areas of Study

    • Behavioral Sciences / Psychology 
    • Business & Management
    • Criminology & Criminal Justice
    • Education
    • Nursing

    Degree Programs

    • Bachelor’s
    • Master’s
    • Doctoral
    • Course-by-Course Learning

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    Find out how we create a collaborative, engaging online learning experience designed to help you learn, understand and apply course material to your personal and professional life.

    Why Choose CalSouthern?

    Your Degree
    on Your Time

    Our online programs allow you to learn and study when it's convenient for you. And monthly course starts enable you to take courses at your own pace.

    Courses Mentored by Industry Professionals

    Our degree and certificate programs are centered around experience-based curriculum and are taught by qualified faculty mentors who are actively working in the field.


    Backed by 40 Years of Experience

    We've embraced remote learning from the beginning, and we've been perfecting our craft ever since. We have proven that a quality education does not require four walls.


    "The faculty mentors were very knowledgeable, and available when you needed assistance. My learner support specialist was very helpful and ensured that I stayed on track throughout the entire process. Attending CalSouthern was a great experience!"

    Geneva N., DBA, 2020



    Can I transfer my credits?

    We accept most course credits awarded by other appropriately accredited institutions. Professional evaluators will review your credits and determine what may qualify for transfer1.


    When can I start?

    Immediately. At CalSouthern, new courses start every month instead of every quarter or semester. Register by this month’s deadline to start courses next month on the 1st.


    Who will support me?

    While you may study on your own, you will never be alone. You will have access to Learner Support Services with a team of diverse staff, faculty mentors, and school-specific academic teams who are available to assist you throughout your academic journey at CalSouthern.

    1Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

    California Southern University is a member of the American InterContinental University System. The System is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    CalSouthern’s Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Business Administration degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs at CalSouthern are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

    CalSouthern cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. Not all programs are available to residents of all states. CalSouthern does not accept applications from residents of Massachusetts, New York, and certain foreign countries.

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