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San Jose State University

San Jose State University
San Jose State University

Official telephone: (408) 924-1000
Fax number: (408) 924-2050

Website: www.sjsu.edu


Screen last updated on: September 1, 2014

Academic Calendar

Semester/term begin dates:
Spring 2012: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Fall 2012: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
For other terms, see
Calendar system:
semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held:
Orientation for new students held April-July for the fall term.
Number and length of summer sessions:
Two summer sessions of three to six weeks each.

Academic Experience

Majors with the highest enrollment:
Art and Design, Business Administration/Management, Business Administration/Marketing
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year:
Average class size:
32 in freshman lecture courses, 27 in upper-level/division lecture courses
Student:Faculty ratio:
Total faculty:
1,593 total
Full-time faculty:
640 total
Part-time faculty:
953 total
Graduation rate:
48% within six years
San Jose State University

Required Undergraduate Curriculum

General education/core curriculum is required:
Minor requirements:
required of some for graduation
Physical education is required:
There are religious requirements for graduation:
Minimum GPA required to graduate:

Programs Offered

Undergraduate studies homepage:
Graduate studies homepage:
Special programs offered:
student-designed majors, dual degrees, honors program, pass/fail grading option, internships, distance learning, external degree program, evening courses, adult education programs, online courses
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:
Many minors offered. For a complete listing, see
Preprofessional programs offered:
pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-theology, pre-optometry
Education certifications are offered:
Education certifications:
early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education, bilingual/bicultural
Cooperative programs are offered:
Cooperative education programs:
business, computer science, engineering, technologies
Graduate schools/programs are offered:
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes:
Study abroad opportunities:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Other special or unique academic programs:
SJSU offers faculty-led programs abroad that are three-six weeks during the summer and winter session. Previous program destinations have included: China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Zambia.
Army ROTC:
offered off-campus Santa Clara University
Navy ROTC:
not offered
Air Force ROTC:
offered on-campus

List of Majors

Bachelor's Degrees:
  • Accounting
  • Accounting/Information Systems
  • Actuarial Science/Economics
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • African-American Studies
  • Animation/Illustration
  • Anthropology
  • Applied/Computational Mathematics
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Athletic Training
  • Aviation
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Science Teacher Education
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Career Writing
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Child/Adolescent Development
  • Child/Adolescent Development Teacher Education
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Communication Studies Teacher Education
  • Communicative Disorders/Sciences
  • Community Change
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation/Organismal Biology
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Creative Arts
  • Dance
  • Design Studies
  • Dietetics
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics/Computer Technology
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • English
  • English Teacher Education
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Studies Teacher Education
  • Family
  • Finance
  • Fine Arts
  • Food Science/Technology
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • French Teacher Education
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Global Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Services Administration
  • History
  • History Teacher Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial/Systems Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • Japanese
  • Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Justice Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Kinesiology Teacher Education
  • Liberal Studies
  • Liberal Studies/Teacher Education
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics Teacher Education
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Composition
  • Music Performance
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Natural Science Teacher Education
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Packaging
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Radio/Television/Film
  • Recreation
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish Teacher Education
  • Studio Practice
  • Studio Practice Teacher Education
  • Systems Physiology
  • Theatre Arts

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