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In this video, university president Dr. Caroll Ryan gives a short introduction to CalSouthern, describing the university’s mission, its educational methodology, its culture and CalSouthern’s total commitment to meeting the needs of its learners.


CalSouthern’s wide variety of certificate programs in business and psychology are a terrific choice for learners who want to develop specialized, master’s-level expertise in a specific subject area such as international business, human resources, chemical dependency or sports psychology, to name just a few.

It’s also a great way to get a feel for the graduate school experience, without committing to a degree program. If you choose to continue your studies, your completed coursework can be applied to your master’s degree, giving you a jump start on your graduate program.

CalSouthern gives you the option of enrolling in any of its online courses without committing to a degree program. Explore individual courses and certificate programs.

In this video, Academic Advisor Kathleen Hawks discusses some of the individual courses offered through the School of Behavioral Sciences which meet the educational requirements for MFT and LPCC licensure. We welcome you to explore the many individual courses available which can be taken as a single course.

CalSouthern was founded in 1978 with a vision: to make education of the highest quality convenient and affordable for non-traditional students who are often working adults. To achieve that vision, we offer reasonable tuition that will never increase as long as you are enrolled.

In addition, CalSouthern offers a variety of convenient, interest-free payment options so that, after you earn your online education degree, you’re free to pursue your personal and professional goals without the worries of paying off accumulating debt. Click here to review all of CalSouthern’s interest-free payment options.

In this short video, founder Dr. Donald Hecht discusses the value of a CalSouthern degree and the university’s position on federal financial aid.

Lectures that Inspire and Inform

Each month, CalSouthern’s Master Lecture Series features presentations from some of the leading scholars, authors and practitioners in psychology and business. CalSouthern offers these lectures to the public in the spirit of scholarship and academic achievement.

Browse our Archives

The Master Lecture Series is now in its fifth year, and the archives are a treasure trove of information that CalSouthern makes available to the public at no charge. View dozens of past lectures from some of the leading minds in psychology, as well as executives from iconic businesses like IBM, Oracle and Marriott.

1/15/16 – Out of the Blue: Six Non-medication Strategies for Relieving Depression
12/4/15 – Counseling and Technology: A Meeting of the Minds
11/20/15 – The New Science of Romantic Love: What You Understand, You Can Shape
11/6/15 – The 2015 Police Leadership Forum
10/16/15 – The Use of Video and Social Media in Psychotherapy and Psycho-education

Meet our Graduates

The graduates of California Southern University are a diverse and successful group of accomplished individuals. They represent a wide variety of professions and educational experiences, and they also share the challenges of balancing their careers, personal lives and educational aspirations. Read interviews

The CalSouthern Alumni Directory

Click below to view just some of CalSouthern’s noteworthy alumni who are making a difference in their professions and in their communities.

More than a Job: A Conversation with Associate Dean Dr. Toby Spiegel
Legal Affairs: A Conversation with Mike Neff
A Renaissance Man for the Digital Age
In Memory of the 33: Reflecting on the Experience of Empathy
A Childhood Dream, Fulfilled: Virginia Marsh’s Long Road to the Practice of Law
Go Inside Online Education

Online education is a great way for working professionals to continue their education, but what is it really like and what can you expect?

The CalSouthern Connection is a terrific resource for anyone considering going back to school to earn a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree online. It’s an entertaining and informative magazine that explores online education from the inside out, debunking myths and misconceptions, as well as offering first-hand perspectives, tips and advice from students and faculty, as well as from nationally respected authorities on online education.

Online Education at CalSouthern
Are you ready to finish what you started and complete your undergraduate degree? Are you thinking about enhancing your career potential with an advanced degree? Imagine earning your degree through online education without ever driving to a classroom.

Take control of your academic and professional goals at CalSouthern, an accredited university offering undergraduate and graduate online education degree programs in business, psychology, criminal justice, applied technology and law.

At CalSouthern you will receive:

1. Up-to-date, practical knowledge and skills designed to be applied in today’s workplace.

2. One-on-one faculty mentoring from practicing specialists delivering online education that fits your personal and professional goals, as well as your learning style.

3. Outstanding value with CalSouthern’s combination of outstanding online education degree programs, affordable tuition, and a choice of interest-free payment options.

Begin earning your online education degree at CalSouthern and access your courses from anywhere, anytime! As a leader in the field of online education degree programs, California Southern University provides the tools and techniques you need to successfully complete your online education degree, and achieve your educational goals.

Set Your Own Pace
We understand that working professionals and busy parents have obligations that may prevent them from reaching their goal of earning a degree. By offering online education courses, CalSouthern brings the courses directly to you, enabling you to study at your convenience and on your schedule.

At CalSouthern, you can enroll in an online education degree program that doesn’t interfere with your schedule, your career or your personal life. There’s no commuting, no classrooms, and no parking hassles. These conveniences help make our online education degrees work for people like you.

It's easy to get started:
We understand that working professionals and busy parents have obligations that may prevent them from reaching their goal of earning a degree. By offering online education courses, CalSouthern brings the courses directly to you, enabling you to study at your convenience and on your schedule.

1. Conveniently schedule your coursework toward one of our online education degrees - new classes begin on the first of each month.
2. Take courses anytime at your convenience - our online education programs let you take multiple courses simultaneously.
3. Consult with your enrollment advisor - our advisors are committed to helping you find a program that will suit your goals and needs and help you put a plan in place for earning your online education degree.

Achieve Your Full Potential
As you take a closer look at CalSouthern's online education degree programs, you will see how earning your degree can become a reality. We are committed to helping you reach your educational goals without the high costs and hassles usually associated with higher education.

Unlike some traditional and other online education college programs, online education programs at CalSouthern do not require any residency or attendance at lectures or group study sessions as part of an online education degree program – you complete your coursework on your schedule.

We have a wide a variety of degrees and certificates in many areas of study including business, criminal justice, psychology and law. We welcome you to explore our bachelor's, master's and doctoral online education degrees and learn about the CalSouthern difference.