Common Acronyms

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This page provides listings of common acronyms used on the CSUMB campus.

Alphabetized List of Common CSUMB Acronyms

Acronym Full Name
AAC&U Association of American Colleges & Universities
A&F Administration and Finance
ACE American Council on Education
ADN Associates Degree in Nursing
ALA Assessment Leadership Academy (of WSCUC)
AVP Associate/Assistant Vice President
CACSS Center for Advising, Career, and Student Services
CAD Communication Across the Disciplines
CAHSS College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
CAMP College Assistance Migrant Program
CAT Center for Academic Technologies
CHSHS College of Health Sciences and Human Services
CIRP Cooperative Institutional Research Program
CLC Cooperative Learning Center
CO Chancellor's Office (of the California State University System)
COB College of Business
COE College of Education
COS College of Science
CSU California State University
CSUMB California State University, Monterey Bay
CSUMBES CSUMB Experience Survey
EO Executive Order (issued from the Chancellor's Office)
EOP Educational Opportunity Program
FAs Faculty Associates
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FTES Full Time Equivalent Student
FTF First-Time Freshman
FYS First Year Seminar
GE General Education
HCOM Humanities and Communication
HIPs High Impact Practices
HSI Hispanic Serving Institution
HWS Health & Wellness Services
IAR Institutional Assessment and Research
ILOs Institutional Learning Outcomes
IP International Programs
IPEDS Integrated Post-Secondary Data System
IT Information Technology
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LLP Living Learning Programs
LO Learning Outcome
MLOs Major Learning Outcomes (of degree programs)
NSSE National Survey of Student Engagement
OBE Outcomes Based Education
PaCE Professional and Continuing Education
PGCC Personal Growth & Counseling Center
OBIEE Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
OC3 Otter Cross Cultural Center
PGSC Post Graduate Studies Committee (of the Academic Senate)
PIP Program Improvement Plan
RFY Re-imagining the First Year
RTP Retention, Tenure, and Promotion
SBC Strategic Budget Committee
SCCC Senate Curriculum Committee Council
SELD Student Engagement & Leadership Development
SDR Student Disability Resources
SLI Service Learning Institute
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
TLA Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
TRiO Federal TRIO Programs - references Federally-funded student support services programs, including but not limited to: Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, and Student Support Services
UC or UCGS University College and Graduate Studies
UDT Upper Division Transfer
UP University Personnel
URM Underrepresented Minority
UROC Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center
VSA Voluntary System of Accountability

CSUMB Baccalaureate Programs and Their Abbreviations

Acronym Full Name
BIO Biology, BS
BUS Business Administration, BS
CINE or CART Cinematic Arts & Technology, BA
CHHS Collaborative Health & Human Services, BA
CD Communication Design, BS
CS or CS3 Computer Science, BS
ESTP Environmental Science, Technology, & Policy, BS
ENVS Environmental Studies, BA
GS Global Studies, BA
HCOM Humanities & Communication, BA
HDFS Human Development & Family Studies, BA
JAPN Japanese Language & Culture, BA
KIN Kinesiology, BS
LS Liberal Studies, BA
MSCI Marine Sciences, BS
MATH Mathematics, BS
Music or MPA Music, BA
NURS or BSN Nursing, BSN
PSY Psychology, BA
SBS Social & Behavioral Sciences, BA
SPAN Spanish Language & Hispanic Cultures, BA
STAT Statistics, BS
HOSP or BS-SHM Sustainable Hospitality Management, BS
VPA Visual & Public Art, BA

CSUMB Graduate Programs and Their Abbreviations

Acronym Full Name
ENVS-MS Environmental Science, MS
MAE Education, MA
MIST or IST Instructional Science & Technology, MS
MBA Master of Business Administration
MSCI-MS Marine Science, MS
MSW Master of Social Work
MS-PA Physician Assistant, MS
SPSY School Psychology, MS