Dean’s Message

Dr. Terry L. Rizzo
A message from Terry Rizzo, PhD., Interim Dean of CSUSB’s Office of Undergraduate Studies

Welcome to Undergraduate Studies (UGS) at CSU San Bernardino (CSUSB. I invite you to explore our website to learn about UGS, its academic support programs, and their dedicated and exceptionally qualified professional staff members. Each of us is committed to providing the academic support services that will facilitate your individual educational pathway to graduation by creating and overseeing programs that nurture rich intellectual relationships between CSUSB faculty members and students. Our focus is to help you establish and maintain connections within the university that will help transform pursuing a degree into actualizing an education. Throughout your undergraduate career – from the initial years of intellectual exploration, through the process of discovery and pursuit of an academic specialization – UGS will guide, serve, and support you.

Our specialized student-support programs include, but are not limited to: Advising and Academic Services; Coyote First Step (CFS); Early Assessment Program (EAP); Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Renaissance Scholars Program; First Year Seminar; a Student Mentoring Program (SMP); Student Assistance in Learning (SAIL); and the University Honors Program. Enrichment services for these programs include, but are not limited to: tutoring and supplemental instruction for numerous courses on campus; testing; and support for all writing projects and assignments at the CSUSB Writing Centers, where one-to-one personalized writing conferences are available to students. Interactions with UGS staff members and CSUSB’s many resources are designed to help guide you to make well-informed educational decisions and plans, thereby creating the most meaningful educational experiences for yourself. Our goal is to help prepare you to become a critical thinker, effective communicator, collaborative employee and a colleague who will be a future leader in a rapidly evolving world.

If you visualize yourself in a university with a dynamic faculty and staff, personalized classrooms, a comprehensive educational foundation fused with experiential learning and opportunities to make connections in our vibrant community, CSUSB is for you. Come here, graduate, and go anywhere.

Direct your inquiries about CSUSB or UGS to our office at 909.537. 5032.  In addition, we welcome you to visit our campus and meet with any of our campus constituents.