NOTE: Courses from the former CARRS Department, labeled as ACR courses, are now listed as CSUS courses. Some titles have changed slightly to reflect the new department name and focus, but the courses are essentially the same as previously.
If you have specific ACR courses on your program, simply enroll for the same course number, but with the CSUS alpha code. Instructions and forms for officially changing degree Program Plans are now available in the Graduate Handbook and in the “Forms” section of the CSUS Graduate website (Change in Program Plan).
If you are graduating in any semester from Fall 2014 forward and would like to change your degree title to “Community Sustainability” or “Sustainable Tourism and Protected Areas Management,” you may now do so. The same form used for changing courses or committee members (Change in Program Plan) can be used to change the title of your degree program. (Note that you must meet the requirements of the new degree program, and submit a new degree Program Form (MS degrees) or Program Planning Form plus Grad Plan (PhD) with the Change in Program form.) Please contact the Graduate Secretary for details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
policy, more than half of the credits of the total required for a master’s degree must be taken at the 800 and 900 levels, except as specifically exempted by the dean of CANR
. Courses at the 400 level may be applied to the master’s degree program; however, when both a 400- and 800-level course are available and cover the same content, the 800-level course should be selected if at all possible, and if the student has the content background for the 800-level course.
Doctoral students are expected to select 800- and 900-level courses, but may take 400-level courses when no comparable courses exist at the 800 or 900 levels. However, it is suggested that no more than nine (9) credits of 400-level courses be taken as part of the curriculum requirements of the PhD program; 300-level courses are not allowed in a PhD program.