SDSU Imperial Valley


By Victor Nava 

January 22, 2021


A four-year liberal arts degree will begin in Fall 2021, becoming the third full-time program the campus offers, along with psychology and criminal justice.

Through the latter, SDSU Imperial Valley has supported and grown the area’s law enforcement workforce, with many alumni advancing in their careers with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, California Highway Patrol, as well as local city and county law enforcement entities. Now they’ll have the opportunity to further grow their careers with a master’s degree program in homeland security, which also starts in fall.

“Our goal is to give local students a chance to attend and earn a four-year degree or graduate degree at a top-tier university without having to leave the valley,” Dean Gregorio Ponce says. “Offering these new degrees will help us achieve our goal of doubling our enrollment to 2,000 over the next few years. This academic year we had a record breaking headcount of 1,075.”

Banner photograph by Scott Hargrove.