California ေကာလိပ္/တကၠသိုလ္ ပညာေရးစနစ္အေၾကာင္း/ University System in California (English Sub)

September 25, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Hello Everyone, welcome to my channel. Today, we are going to talk about California School System My name is Chit Wai Yan and this is my friend, May. I am currently attending CSU East Bay majoring in Health Science and I am in my 4th year. I am currently in my last semester at Ohlone Community College and I am going to transfer afterwards. I am still deciding if I am going to transfer to a CSU or a UC. I am studying Computer Science! This video is made to help those who are trying to study in California. In this video, I am going to include the cheapest way and the most efficient way to complete university. There are many states in California and each state has different school systems. We go to school in California so we will mainly discuss about California University System. We don’t claim to be experts on this topic but we will share with you through our personal experience. California school system consists of 1) Community College 2) University of California 3) California State University and 4) Private University Those are the 4 types of schools and we will explain each of them. You are able to get Associate Degree at Community Colleges as well as the process to transfer to a 4-Year University. At 4-Year Universities, you will be able to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. Afterwards, you have the option to pursue Masters, PhD etc., To obtain a Bachelor’s degree, You will have to complete both General Education and your major classes no matter what major you’re studying. Under General Education, you will have to take classes from each of these categories. Under each of these categories, there are many classes and I will give you examples for each of them. Under English, there will be Literature classes and Critical Thinking classes. Under Maths, there will be classes like Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Linear Algebra and Discrete Math. Under Arts, there is usually Music, Theatre and Dance, etc., For Humanities, there will be Philosophy and Journalism classes. Under Social Science category, there are Sociology and Psychology classes. Under Physical Science category, there are Physics and Chemistry classes. For Biological Science, there will usually be classes related to Biology. Foreign Language will include Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and even French. Also, don’t forget American Sign Language! Last but not least, there is US History/ Government category which involves American History and Political classes. After General Education, there will be your Major Classes depending on your major. If you’re a business student, you’ll do Accounting classes and Economic Classes. If you’re a computer science student, you’ll need coding classes like Java, Python and C++. You only need to take the amount of classes required under each category. If you only need 2 classes under Humanities, you can pick your favorite two classes. If you need more information about what classes to take, it is available on your school’s website. You can also get information from your school’s counselors! Counselors will guide you to reach your academic goals and support you. To earn a Bachelor’s degree, you are required to go to a 4-Year University. There are two ways to go about it. The first option is to go to Community College and complete your General Education classes first. Then, take your Major Classes after you transfer to a 4-Year University. Second option is to take both General Education classes and Major classes at a 4-Year University. We both took the first option and completed General Education classes at Community College THEN completing Major classes after Transferring to 4-Year University. The reason is that Tuition is affordable and class schedules are more flexible which makes it convenient for us work-study students. 1) It is closer to home.
2) Tuition fees are cheaper at Community College.
3) More flexible class schedules. Community Colleges are almost in every city. CSU is short for California State University. A few of the CSUs are East Bay, San Jose State, San Francisco State, CSU Los Angeles San Diego State and Sacramento State. UC stands for University of California. There are 9 UCs overall. Starting with Davis, Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Santa Cruz, Riverside and Merced. Private Universities include the famous Stanford, Santa Clara and USC (University of Southern California) We’ve talked about an overview of University System in California. Thank you for viewing my channel and special thanks to May! If you have any questions or concerns, as well as topics you want us to cover, leave a comment and we will try our best to assist you. Thanks for watching and I hope we helped you!