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San Diego State University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

San Diego, CA

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atomic/Molecular Physics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Communication
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
  • Islamic Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Statistics, General
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 16% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Library Available on Campus
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of City Planning

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Design
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • History
  • Interior Design
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Ecology
  • Engineering Design
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Science Education

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