San Diego State University (SDSU)

San Diego, CA

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San Diego State University

San Diego State University

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Christian Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Interior Design
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Product and Industrial Design
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion/Apparel Design
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Other Marketing
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Restaurant & Food Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technology/Technician
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Health Communication
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Radio and Television
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Bachelors Masters
Esthetician & Skin Care
Hair Styling & Hair Design
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Manicurist/Nail Specialist

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Bachelors Masters
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Music Teacher Education
Other Education
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education


Major Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Electrical Technician

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Communication Disorders
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage
Medical Insurance/Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nursing Administration
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems (Holistic Medicine)
Other Nursing
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Ultrasound Technician
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Court Reporting
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Atomic/Molecular Physics
Geology/Earth Science
Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Skilled Trades

Major Bachelors Masters
Aircraft Maintenance
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
European Studies/Civilization
Forensic Psychology
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Latin American Studies
National Security Policy Studies
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Other International Relations and National Security Studies
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Sport Psychology
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Other Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Network and System Administration / Administrator
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Telecommunications Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

Veterinary Medicine

Major Bachelors Masters
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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SDSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 12 Reviews

42% of students gave San Diego State University 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

Most classes are actually very helpful. Even if you believe general education is a waste of time it really does teach you to become more well rounded. Most professors are helpful. The workload in most classes are not too bad. Class sizes can range from a good small amount to large lecture halls filled with 200-300 students. I don't find much of a difference in either.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

the classes are impacted so its hard to get all the ones you want and class sizes are bigger. that doesn't mean they aren't fulfilling., the main way you are going to learn is be active in the class no matter how big it is. professors are good for the most part and the workload is manageable.

SDSU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.70
Retention Rate 89%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, and December.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • External Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Sea Semester

Class Sizes at San Diego State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 22%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 17%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 54%
  • 100+ Students: 7%
Fewer than 20 Students 22%
50 - 100 Students 17%
20 - 49 Students 54%
100+ Students 7%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 72
  • Latino: 9
  • Asian: 9
  • Unknown and Other: 6
  • African American: 4
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 72
Latino 9
Asian 9
Unknown and Other 6
African American 4
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at San Diego State University

Total Faculty 1,394
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 29
Full-Time Professors 2,282
Male Faculty 743
Part-Time Professors 685
Women Faculty 651

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