California State University, Fresno (Fresno State)

Fresno, CA

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Business and Management
Animal Sciences
Environmental Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
General Music
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic Design


Major Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education
Other Education
Special Education and Teaching


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Disorders
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Cognitive Science
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Physical Sciences

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
Political Science and Government
School Psychology
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Survey Technology/ Surveying


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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Fresno State Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

100% of students gave California State University, Fresno 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

We have average professors. Some are amazing and some are below average. The workload all depends on the professor but I haven't had anything too overwelming. Class sizes are perfect. Some classes are really small and sone are huge.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2002

Academics Rating

I had a great department. The professors were excellent, especially Laurel Hendrix who was phenomenal. The class sizes were appropriate and beneficial. The workload was challenging. The classrooms were conducive to learning.

Fresno State Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.70
Retention Rate 83%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June and July.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Other: public administration, family/consumer sciences, rehabilitation counseling, political science

Class Sizes at California State University, Fresno

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 18%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 8%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 71%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 18%
50 - 100 Students 8%
20 - 49 Students 71%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 68
  • Asian: 12
  • Latino: 11
  • Unknown and Other: 6
  • African American: 4
Caucasian 68
Asian 12
Latino 11
Unknown and Other 6
African American 4

Faculty at California State University, Fresno

Total Faculty 1,191
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 26
Full-Time Professors 1,509
Male Faculty 631
Part-Time Professors 588
Women Faculty 560

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