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San Jose State University

San Jose State University
San Jose State University
1 Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192

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



Screen last updated on: December 18, 2016

Academic Calendar

Semester/term begin dates:
in late August.
Calendar system:
semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held:
Orientation for new students held in May, June, July, August, November, and December.
Number and length of summer sessions:
Two summer sessions, one of six weeks and one of 10 weeks.

Academic Experience

Majors with the highest enrollment:
library/information sciences, psychology, electrical engineering
Majors with the lowest enrollment:
earth science, interdisciplinary studies, marine science
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year:
Student:Faculty ratio:
Total faculty:
861 men, 894 women, 1,755 total
Full-time faculty:
347 men, 340 women, 687 total
Part-time faculty:
514 men, 554 women, 1,068 total
Graduation rate:
57% 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:

Programs Offered

Special programs offered:
student-designed majors, double majors, dual degrees, independent study, honors program, pass/fail grading option, internships, distance learning
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:
Many minors offered.
Preprofessional programs offered:
pre-law, pre-medicine
Education certifications are offered:
Education certifications:
early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education, bilingual/bicultural
Cooperative programs are offered:
Cooperative education programs:
engineering, technologies
Graduate schools/programs are offered:
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes:
Study abroad opportunities:
Study abroad in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay.
Other special or unique academic programs:
Faculty-led programs abroad.
Army ROTC:
offered off-campus at Santa Clara U.
Navy ROTC:
not offered
Air Force ROTC:
offered on-campus

List of Majors

Bachelor's Degrees:
  • Accounting
  • Accounting/Information Systems
  • 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
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • 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
  • Creative Arts Teacher Education
  • Criminology
  • 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
  • French
  • French Teacher Education
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Global Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Sciences
  • 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
  • Music Performance
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Natural Science Teacher Education
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Packaging
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Pictorial Art
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Radio/Television/Film
  • Recreation
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Teacher Education
  • Spatial Art
  • Special Major
  • Specialized Administration
  • Studio Practice
  • Studio Practice Teacher Education
  • Systems Physiology
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre Arts Teacher Education

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