California State University San Marcos

Category: Large public | State: CA

About California State University San Marcos

CSUSM is a California State University (CSU) located in the city of San Marcos in northern San Diego County. CSUSM enrollment is over 17,000 and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. CSUSM offers 31 Bachelor Program majors, 37 minors, 11 Master's program and 1 joint doctoral program with UC San Diego. Military connected students comprise 12% of the student body—more military connected students per capita than any other California State University.

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Military Student Support & Retention

Why you should attend?

CSUSM uses a "whole person, high touch" approach to get to know each and every one of our military connected students so that we can facilitate their success. We have a stand-alone Veterans Center that functions as our students' home away from home. We offer priority registration for our student veterans so that they get the classes they need to graduate in a timely manner. All new student veterans are enrolled in a Transfer Success Seminar especially designed to facilitate their success in college and beyond. We offer the following dedicated support to our student veterans: professional development, career counseling, peer-mentoring, academic advising, financial aid, and paid internships.


Top Degrees


A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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