With preparations being made for upcoming transitions from quarter to semester system for both San Bernardino and Palm Desert Campuses, students remain fervent. Many students have been informed about this upcoming transition for a little over two years at both campuses.
Some students are excited and thrilled about the fast-approaching transition this fall while others are disappointed about the systems being changed because of added weeks to the semester system. Senior of Communication Studies at the Palm Desert Campus Alex Aparicio, stated, “I’m glad to graduate before the upcoming transition because of originally transferring from College of the Desert and adapting into our current quarter system.”
Many freshmen are currently attending CSUSB in our current quarterly system and will have to transition into a semester system. The difference of ten weeks versus the upcoming change into fifteen weeks will lengthen our current classes and allow the opportunity for many to study and given time to complete their assignments. Alfred Castro, Junior Psychology Major, stated, “I will be remaining on campus for one more year for the initiative beginning of this transition and am interested in the distinction between both system semester and quarter system as everyone has mentioned around campus.”
Students like Castro will be on campus for only one year during this transition with added change for a short time to complete their necessary remaining credits to graduate from either campus.
Many professors have advised students about upcoming changes to various Senior Projects and course titles moving into a new era of studies that are being updated to meet current standards. One example is Communication Studies Concentrations will be changed, such as Public Relations into Strategic Communications. This change of course titles has brought surprise among various students and faculty with preparation from professors for students to comprehend for the upcoming year.
Local community colleges are excited about the upcoming change. “Many of us are excited about the upcoming transition for our local university to match our current community college(s) on semester level when transferring over to complete their undergraduate or masters program,” said Troy Tureau, Professor of Communication Studies at College of the Desert.
Tureau further stated, “This transition is an opportunity of growth and transparency between colleges and for their students and faculty within all majors.”
Many students at local community colleges are thrilled and looking forward to this upcoming transition as they prepare to soon transfer as future students at the San Bernardino campus and Palm Desert campus.
“As I look forward to transferring to CSUSB Palm Desert Campus to major in Psychology the transition of not having to adapt to five weeks less than my current system here at College of the Desert is a relief and smooth transition as I continue toward my goals and aspirations,” said College of the Desert Freshman, Isaac Nicholson.