Welcome, StraighterLine Students

California Southern University is honored to be an educational partner of StraighterLine and to serve its students by providing them with greater access to affordable, quality online higher education.

Students at CalSouthern enjoy many benefits including 100-percent online learning, one-on-one faculty mentoring, flexibility and affordable tuition.

California Southern University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates in psychology, business, criminal justice and law. The faculty will work with students one-on-one to help them take the concepts they learn and apply them to real-life challenges in their field of interest, leveraging their professional experience.

Calsouthern also works to maximize the value of past coursework, saving students time and money. A maximum of 90 transfer credits may be applicable towards bachelor’s programs for StraighterLine courses and relevant undergraduate coursework from an appropriately accredited institution.

CalSouthern is committed to being the school of choice for professionals who are seeking the very best in online education, while maintaining its commitment to making its courses and programs accessible and affordable to those with busy schedules and tight budgets.

Watch the video above to learn more about the university’s mission, its educational methodology, its culture and total commitment to meeting the needs of its students.

CalSouthern Advantages:

Academic Excellence

CalSouthern’s curriculum is accredited, rigorous and constantly updated to reflect the latest trends and developments in the field. CalSouthern utilizes a proprietary, state-of-the-art online learning platform that’s extremely robust, yet intuitive and simple to use.

One-On-One Faculty Mentoring

The faculty is comprised of gifted educators who are experienced, highly regarded professionals in their areas of specialty. They will work with students one-on-one to help them apply the concepts they learn to meet real-world challenges in their field of interest.

Flexibility and Convenience

Coursework is 100-percent online with no group study requirements. Students study on their own time and schedule without compromising their professional and personal lives. With monthly course starts and no entrance exams, students can get started right away.

Affordable, Locked-In Tuition

Tuition is reasonably priced and “locked in” when a student enrolls. That means tuition will never increase as long as continuous enrollment is maintained. Affordable tuition, combined with the outstanding curriculum, makes CalSouthern a rare value in higher education. Multiple interest-free payment options are offered to meet the needs of students.

CalSouthern: An Online University With A Vision

CalSouthern is an accredited, 100-percent online university founded in 1978 with the vision of making career-relevant education of exceptional quality affordable to non-traditional students who are often working adults.

With this focus, CalSouthern has educated adult learners worldwide with practical certificate and degree programs in psychology, business, criminal justice and law, with concentrations that directly impact professional performance.

CalSouthern utilizes a proprietary, state-of-the-art online learning platform that is exceptionally user-friendly and intuitive. The CalSouthern curriculum is constantly enhanced and updated, and the faculty is comprised of gifted and dedicated educators who are also experienced, practicing professionals in their areas of expertise.

CalSouthern serves students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, and offers an unparalleled level of personalized guidance and support.

For more information about CalSouthern, please visit www.calsouthern.edu.

A unique online university

Affordable, “Locked-In” Tuition and Convenient, Interest-Free Payment Plans

CalSouthern was founded in 1978 with a vision: make education of exceptional quality affordable and convenient for non-traditional students—students who are often adults juggling career and family obligations.

CalSouthern offers an unmatched value in education with affordable tuition that will never increase as long as continuous enrollment is maintained. Use the tuition calculator below to view tuition costs. Convenient, no-interest payment plans are available.

Finally—an alternative to soaring tuition and accumulating debt!

Please contact CalSouthern today to learn more about degrees offered, transfer credits, estimated total cost, and interest-free payment options. Enrollment advisors are available to answer any questions.

Degree Type

Tuition Per Credit

BA, BBA, BSAT, and BSCJ $250
MBA, MA, MS, MSLEEL and MSL $350
DBA $395
PsyD $395
JD $295
Single Subject Courses $395

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Degree and Certificate Programs


Associate Degree Program
AALS | Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies
Bachelor's Degree Programs
BA | Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
BSAT | Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology
BSCJ | Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration
Master's Degree Programs
MA | Master of Arts in Psychology
MS | Master of Science in Psychology
MBA | Master of Business Administration
MSLEEL | Master of Science in Law Enforcement Executive Leadership
MSL | Master of Science in Law
Doctoral Degree Programs
PsyD | Doctor of Psychology
DBA | Doctor of Business Administration
JD | Juris Doctor


Business Certificates
CBM | Management
CBFM | Financial Management
CBHRM | Human Resources Management
CBIB | International Business
CBPM | Project Management
Psychology Certificates
CPAS | Addiction Studies
CPACD | Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency
CPHCS | Healthcare Services
CPIP | Industrial Psychology
CPPS | Pastoral Counseling
CPSP | Sports Psychology
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