What is a Specialization?

A Specialization is a well-defined area of study that you can select based on your interests and/or career goals. The Specialization will appear on your transcript with your major and can be used when marketing yourself on your resume.

At CSU-Global, MOST graduate students are required to choose a specialization to complete along with their major courses. Each graduate specialization is comprised of four courses. Visit the Graduate Specializations article to find more specific information about your program and see which specializations are available.

While not required, undergraduate students might also benefit from adding a specialization. Each specialization is made up of five courses. Credits from undergraduate specializations fulfill 15 required elective credits. You can find a list of undergraduate specializations here.

Specialization availability is based on the catalog in effect during the time of your enrollment.  Be sure to contact your Student Advisor to discuss these options or to officially add a specialization.