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Academic Programs

200 Degree Choices

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97 Bachelor Degrees — from Marketing to Microbiology

SDSU is an academically comprehensive university that provides endless possibilities for students including bachelor’s degrees in 97 areas, master’s degrees in 84 fields, and 21 doctoral degrees (Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., DNP, and DPT). SDSU is the place for the best and brightest to study disciplines from biology and viromics to international business, and from entrepreneurship to musical theatre.

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Hands-On Learning

The combination of experiential learning opportunities and a unique blend of coursework enables students to adopt innovative thinking and develop the competencies they will need to succeed in today’s society.

Internship and Community Engagement

Experiential learning integrates academic work, giving back to the community, internships and career planning. You will engage in hands-on experiences beyond the classroom in a real world setting which are critical for your personal growth and career success.

Mentoring

The Aztec Mentor Program (AMP) pairs students in one-on-one mentorships with established alumni and professionals in San Diego and beyond. You will gain valuable guidance on a variety of career-related topics including networking, interviewing, and job shadowing.

Career Services

Through partnerships, education and programming, SDSU offers extensive career counseling services from choosing a major, networking with professionals and interview preparation to resume writing, career fairs and workshops.

Major Highlight

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Public Health

This degree prepares you to develop, implement, and assess public health programs conducted in a variety of settings from government agencies and international programs to hospitals, clinics, and private/voluntary agencies

 

You’ll explore the disciplines of epidemiology, environmental health, occupational health, health services administration, and behavioral science. You will also get the opportunity to study abroad to increase awareness of cross-culture issues, global health, economic, political, cultural, social services, and health challenges experienced by local populations in international environments.

 

Public Health Website
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Journalism

 With an emphasis on training news writers, reporters and editors, the journalism program gives you a working knowledge of the skills, concepts and values you’ll need to succeed as a professional communicator. Courses focus on factual and analytical writing, editing, producing and designing content; history; communication law, theory and responsibility; and ethics in the news media.

 

With an emphasis on training news writers, reporters and editors, the journalism program gives you a working knowledge of the skills, concepts and values you’ll need to succeed as a professional communicator. Courses focus on factual and analytical writing, editing, producing and designing content; history; communication law, theory and responsibility; and ethics in the news media.

 

Journalism Website
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Microbiology

At SDSU, you’ll have a rich variety of coursework in cellular, molecular biology, ecology, evolution and related fields, that includes access to a robust number of laboratory and field-based courses compared with biology departments at other institutions. As an undergraduate, you can also take advantage of significant opportunities to conduct research with internationally recognized faculty members.

 

Because of our emphasis on laboratory courses, hands-on activities and research opportunities, you will be uniquely prepared for a career in biology or the health professions, or postgraduate education.

 

Research Website
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International Business

International Business integrates coursework in business administration, a foreign language and regional/cultural studies for a truly interdisciplinary major. This renowned program ranks No. 4 in the nation among public universities and No. 8 overall among undergraduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.

 

You will engage directly with your region and language of emphasis through a semester abroad experience — either an approved study abroad program or an international internship customized to give you specific hands-on experience.

 

International Business Website
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Mechanical Engineering

Through an immersive curriculum, you’ll build on a foundation of basic sciences and combine theoretical and hands-on learning, culminating in a year-long capstone design experience where you work on a team project.

 

Join one of the department’s award-winning student clubs and organizations, utilize the multiple research laboratories and learn from internationally-renowned faculty who are leaders in cutting-edge research in the fields of bioengineering, design, energy, manufacturing, materials, mechatronics, and robotics.

 

Mechanical Engineering Website
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Sustainability

Motivated to take on the many pressing environmental issues facing the nation and the world? The SDSU sustainability program enables you to explore the interacting cultural, sociopolitical, and biophysical aspects of complex environmental problems and devise practical solutions.

 

As a sustainability major or minor you’ll learn concepts and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of environmental concerns.

 

Sustainability Website
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International Security and Conflict Resolution

 By being able to participate in simulations reflecting real world issues such as negotiations or discussing with other groups regarding other options towards nuclear proliferation that are happening currently, it has helped prepare me for situations that I may encounter when I graduate in my field of study.