You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $2,982
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $4,704
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
Campus Location - CSUMB rests of sand dunes, landscaped with native plants, including acres of scrub oaks and open space. Great for biking, hiking, and getting away from it all. The climate is temperate - foggy, cool.
Helpful Information - Science classes can be difficult to secure because of the strict requirements and rigorous courses. Come with a flexible academic needs and please do not "require" a specific class in order to do the exchange. We'll do everything we can to help you get your classes but at times, it's simply not possible to get every class needed. Our faculty are very friendly, love what they do and very student-focused. Most are on a first name basis with their students and happy to help when asked.
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology
Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Comparative American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Popular Culture
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Computer Graphics, Design Technology, Digital Arts, Graphic Design, Media Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts
Athletics: Coaching, Fitness and Sports Science, Movement Studies, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration
Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Human Biology
Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Small Business Management
Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Communication Technology Management, Electronic Media, Film, Graphic Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Mass Communication, Print Media, Radio and Television Studies, Telecommunications, Visual Communication Technology, Visual Design/Web Media
Computer Science: Computer Game Design, System Administration
Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Science
Economics: International Economics
Education: Child Care, Child Development, Communications, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Mathematics, Music, Preschool Education, Science, Special Education
Electronics: Electronic Commerce
English: Business Writing, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, Rhetoric, Writing
Environmental Studies: Coastal Environmental Studies, Economic Policy, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Biology, Environmental Education, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Ecology
Food Science: Nutrition
Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Japanese, Language and Culture, Spanish
General Studies: Humanities, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature
Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Health Science, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology, Mental Retardation, Public Health, Wellness
Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management
Information Studies: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Systems Programming
International Studies: International Relations, International Studies
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Marine Studies
Mathematics: Mathematics, Pure Math, Statistics
Museum Studies: Museum Studies
Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Jazz Composition, Music, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Production
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Religious Studies
Political Science: American Political Science, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Peace Studies, Political Economy
Psychology: Child Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Psychology
Recreation: Non-Profit Programs Management, Outdoor Recreation Management, Sports Management
Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Community Services, Social Science, Social Service, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies
Technology: Computer Technology, Information Technology, Technology Studies
Theater: Performance and Directing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
Figures are current as of 11/16/2012.
Important Notes: Some classes,such as photography, surfing, and kayaking, have activities fees attached to the class. Usually, these fees are under $50, sometimes as low as $5.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
NSE students must live on campus. Students must complete their housing application in a timely manner or risk the cancellation of the exchange. Married or students over 22 may living in East Campus, as space allows. The application for housing is required for all living communities on campus.
Meal Plans Per Semester
Please check the csumb.edu website for up to date costs an a sample menu. All students who lives on campus, except those in the Strawberry Apartments must purchase the meal plan. There are no exceptions.