The Guided Pathways Initiative was developed in 2016 through the CSJ Learning Collaborative, with input from faculty, division chairs, and the registrar’s office. Pathways were created for all academic majors, each detailing both required and elective courses semester by semester to promote on-time graduation.
CSJ Guided Pathways provide students with a model to avoid wasted credits, while allowing flexibility for courses in topics of interest outside their chosen major.
An additional benefit of this CSJ academic pathways model is that two-year associate degree milestones are included in each degree path.
All Guided Pathways were designed so that general education and required courses for each major are taken early on, making changing majors easier for students.
Guided Pathways and other initiatives developed by the CSJ Learning Collaborative are supported by CSJ’s Title III Part A: Strengthening Institutions federal funding investment.