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    Discover the CalSouthern Difference
    Founded in 1978, California Southern University provides quality online education,
    with a personal touch.
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    Graduate without student loan debt
    With affordable, locked-in tuition and flexible, no-interest payment plans
    you can start to enjoy the benefits of your education sooner.
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    Online Learning
    Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to earn your degree around your schedule,
    without compromising your work or family life.
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    Experienced Faculty Mentors
    Our faculty mentors are experienced professionals in the
    fields they teach and will mentor you one-on-one.


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, a regionally accredited university offering undergraduate and graduate online education degree programs and certificates.

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CalSouthern is a different kind of online university. Its academic programs are rigorous and robust, constantly updated to reflect the latest trends and developments in the field. Its proprietary online learning system is sophisticated, yet intuitive and easy to use.

But what most distinguishes CalSouthern is its unique, student-centered culture, its “personal touch” and its total commitment to delivering a superior learning experience. It’s the CalSouthern Difference. It’s what the university community prides itself on, and it’s what distinguishes CalSouthern from your other educational options.

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  • Up-to-date, practical knowledge and skills designed to be applied in today’s workplace.
  • One-on-one faculty mentoring from practicing specialists delivering online education that fits your personal and professional goals, as well as your learning style.
  • 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.

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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.


  • Conveniently schedule your coursework toward one of our online education degrees - new classes begin on the first of each month.
  • Take courses anytime at your convenience - our online education programs let you take multiple courses simultaneously.
  • 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.
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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.

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CALSOUTHERN LECTURES - Watch free lectures from leading experts

Empowering Employees and Enhancing Customer Service to Drive the Bottom Line

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Therapy in an Age of Digital Attachment

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The Basics of Good Project Management

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