California State University, Sacramento requires at least 120 units to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. CSU Sacramento accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, CSU Sacramento has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 56% of students who start college at CSU Sacramento finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
CSU Sacramento offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: CSU Sacramento may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
CSU Sacramento has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with CSU Sacramento directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, CSU Sacramento students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at CSU Sacramento.
Student Designed Majors
CSU Sacramento allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
CSU Sacramento does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at CSU Sacramento
CSU Sacramento offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ CSU Sacramento offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ CSU Sacramento has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ CSU Sacramento offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ CSU Sacramento offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ CSU Sacramento studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the California State University, Sacramento Library.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
CSU Sacramento does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does CSU Sacramento have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
CSU Sacramento has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at CSU Sacramento include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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