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| While I can't speak for all of the programs the sociology and criminal justice are a complete joke. If you are a white male then be prepared to feel the brute force of people scorned. There is very little exploration of society as a whole and rather a whole 4 years of looking at African American struggles a few quick issues looking at Hispanic cultures. Teachers are condescending and WILL talk down to you just because you don't have years of research or a masters minimum. |
|Jul 16 2013|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| I am a Biology major with a emphasis in physiology and a minor in chemistry. I am premed and I am applying to medical school next summer (2014). My professors have really helped me on my path and I have learned a ridiculous amount of information throughout my college career. I am currently studying for the MCAT and I feel as though my classes at CSUSM have really prepared me for the test. |
There are great opportunities that I have made sure to take advantage of at CSUSM. I do research for a professor on campus which has really helped me on my journey. My research deals with locating a specific gene in bacteria that is responsible for biosynthesis of a particular hormone of intrest.
If you are a science major, there is extensive support to help you achieve success in your classes. There is a supplemental instructor assigned to notoriously difficult classes. This instructor sets up multiple meeting times per week to discuss and practice what has been taught in class. Furthermore, there is a STEM center which is a place you can go from 9-5 every day to receive help in physics, biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, math, computer science, etc. You do not need an appointment, all you have to do is show up with your questions and be ready to work. I am a tutor at this center and I myself receive help here which has really helped me in my classes. This is a great school that not too many people really know about. I would definitely recommend this school, especially for prospective STEM majors. Although one of the few problems I have with CSUSM is it is still some what of a commuter school. I still have had a great social life with plenty of fun.
|May 30 2013|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| Cal State San Marcos is an absolute front. When visiting this school, they pride themselves on being in a "great area" and having "lots to do". FALSE. This is a commuter campus. Might as well have been a junior college. The education is absolutely easy and a joke. No employers will ever take my degree from here seriously. CoBA (College of Business Administration) tries to tell you how their school compares to BIG universities (like Harvard), when it's all a bunch of lies. There is NOTHING to do in San Marcos. All the bitter San Diego State rejects go here, and on the weekends they have to go to SDSU (about 30 mins away) to party, because San Marcos offers NOTHING. Greek life is a joke. The fraternities and sororities advertise on campus and don't do any activities. Nobody parties. AS for living on campus, the RA's are STRICT. Their goal is to write up as many people as possible. Although it's a commuter school, the people who DO live in the dorms, go home every weekend anyways, because people aren't mature enough to make college friends. The sports are abysmal, and a joke. They play at a local JC two cities away because we don't have any facilities on our own campus. THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE! |
|Dec 20 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2016 |