Spring 2019 Extended U Schedule of Classes

Summer 2019 Extended U Schedule of Classes

Location: Sage Hall, Room 2109
Telephone: 805-437-2748

Extended University responds to important needs in the community for access to quality higher education.  It provides direct support to the University's commitment to lifelong learning through academic enrichment.  Extended University serves local professionals throughout their career with offerings from job skills training to bachelor completion programs to master’s degrees to professional certifications. Programs utilize a convenient mix of evening and weekend schedules, online offerings, and classroom locations throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. For community members seeking to take a few undergraduate courses at CSUCI without formal admittance to the University, we offer the Open University program. 

Certificate Programs


  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Social Business
  • Certificate in Chemistry
  • Certificate in Technical Writing
  • Certificate in Digital Media Art
  • Certificate in Pest Control Advisement
  • SHRM PHR/SPHR Certification Exam Preparation Program
  • SHRM Essentials of HR Management

Degree Programs


For admission and course schedule information on the following special session degree programs, contact Extended University at 805-437-2748 or: http://ext.csuci.edu/spotlight/attend-information-session.htm


  • Dual MS Biotechnology/MBA Degree
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
  • Master of Science in Computer Science


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN, ADN-BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Business (Online)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) was created in 2004 to offer University-quality courses to mature adults over 50 years of age seeking intellectual stimulation and enhancement. Courses do not carry college credit, and thus do not entail tests or grading. About thirty courses are offered during each of the eight-week fall, winter, and spring semesters. Courses meet on weekday mornings and afternoons on the CI campus, and on occasion in Ventura, Ojai, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and in Camarillo on weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. For a nominal fee, those 50 and better may become a member of the Institute for a single semester, or for the entire year. Annual membership entitles seniors to course enrollment all year, attendance at speaker series, participation in day trip programs, and on campus library privileges. Members also have the opportunity to serve on committees which determine curriculum and many other aspects of the program.

Courses are taught by CI faculty, retired area university faculty, and persons with special expertise. Each semester a balanced and varied program of courses is offered in the arts, music, social and natural sciences, english and literature, and history.

The fall session begins the third week in August. The winter session begins in late January, and the spring session begins in late March. Registration opens in July, for the fall session, in November for the winter and in February for the spring session. To enroll, call 805-437-2748.

Open University


Open University provides an opportunity for those people who are not currently admitted to CI to enroll in courses offered by the regular University.

  • Begin Working Towards a Degree: Have you missed the deadline for admission? Do you want to improve your grade point average to better qualify for admittance?
  • Sample a Field or Possible Career: Are you thinking of a career change? Do you want to examine a new field before enrolling in a degree program?
  • Professional and Personal Enrichment: Do you want to update your professional training in specific fields? Interested in learning more about a particular subject for your own personal growth?
  • Need a Second Chance? Open University provides past CSUCI students who have been academically disqualified with an opportunity to raise their GPA to apply for reinstatement.

The CSU Channel Islands Open University program allows enrollment in regular University undergraduate credit classes on a "space available" basis, subject to the approval of the instructor and Academic Affairs. Check the CI Schedule of Classes for class meeting times and location. The registration process is easy. Admission to the University is not required, and the same fees apply to everyone.

Students may apply up to 24 units taken through Open University toward a baccalaureate degree. Grades received through this program will be factored into your grade point average at CSUCI. Units earned through Open University may not be applied toward the 30 unit residency requirement.

We cannot guarantee a space nor ensure that you will be permitted to enroll in any class. Instructors are not required to accept Open University students even if space is available.

Open University is NOT available to:

  • Matriculated students (those admitted for the current semester)
  • Non-matriculated international students with a score of less than 450 on the TOEFL examination or its equivalent; and
  • International students on F-1 or J-1 visas without proper authorization.

Please check the Open University website for the latest information on pricing and registration.

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