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Colleges / San Jose State University

SJSU Academics

San Jose State University requires a minimum of 120 units to complete a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program at SJSU, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

SJSU does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, SJSU has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

SJSU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at SJSU?

SJSU has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at SJSU

When choosing a major, SJSU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at SJSU below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. SJSU does not require a senior project for all students.

Does SJSU Offer Learning Disability Services?

SJSU 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.

Does SJSU Offer Online Classes?

SJSU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does SJSU Give Credit for AP Classes?

SJSU 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.

Does SJSU Have An Honors Program?

SJSU offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does SJSU Require Internships?

SJSU does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

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.

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.

SJSU 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 SJSU include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at SJSU

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

SJSU does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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SJSU Majors & Subject Areas

Behavioral Sciences
Natural Sciences
International/Global Studies
Human Computer Interaction
Marine Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Sciences, General
Anthropology
Economics, General
Geography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Urban Studies/Affairs
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Dance, General
Industrial and Product Design
Interior Design
Graphic Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Public Health, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Dietetics/Dietitian
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Business Administration and Management, General
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Accounting
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Taxation
History, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
African-American/Black Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Journalism
Radio and Television
Public Relations/Image Management
Advertising
Computer Science
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Engineering, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Engineering/Industrial Management
Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Library and Information Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Microbiology, General
Zoology/Animal Biology
Entomology
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

32,563

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

67%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,852

Out-of-State

$17,356

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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