The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at California State University, Los Angeles, prepares students for leadership by educating them for professional public and community service within a diverse and dynamic urban environment. The program, which is housed in CSULA's Department of Political Science, serves as an important resource for government and non-profit agencies seeking graduates with public administration skills, including effective organizational, human resource and financial management; problem-solving and decision-making; and the representation of the public interest.
Accounting is the process by which financial data are gathered, analyzed and communicated for use in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Accounting information is used to indicate the relative financial position of an organization at any given point in its business cycle and to indicate how well the organization has done in the past and how well it expects to do in the future. The demand for qualified accountants exceeds the current supply. Projections indicate that accountants will continue to be in great demand because of society’s concern with financial accountability in both business and government. This option prepares students for careers in either Public Accounting, serving clients professionally in the areas of financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, taxes and systems; or Managerial Accounting, dealing with the functions of the controller in a business firm, or an institutional or governmental agency; or internal auditing.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is dedicated to providing a high-quality education in the disciplines of chemistry and biochemistry in an environment that encourages hands-on research participation by students. The Bachelors of Science degree (B.S.) in Chemistry is a well-designed program that gives students the opportunity to get the best practical learning experience. A major strength of the department is the commitment of the full-time faculty to research involving undergraduate and graduate students. This research commitment is an integral part of the teaching. Nearly 100 students are currently participating in independent research programs under the direction of chemistry and biochemistry faculty.