Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year!
As a university, we are committed to helping you complete your degree in a timely manner and ensuring that you depart with the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your life and career.
To that end, the SJSU Academic Catalog is designed with your educational aspirations in mind. Used in parallel with advisor support and other resources, the catalog is meant to help you plan your path to graduation.
Within these pages, you will find a detailed overview of the extensive degree and certificate programs currently offered by San José State. You will see that we offer more than 140 degrees at the bachelor’s level, nearly 100 master’s programs, three doctoral programs and a variety of credential, certificate and other programs. No matter your academic and career goals, I am confident you will find our course offerings to be robust, varied and well-suited to your needs.
Whether you are the first in your family to attend college or are continuing a college-going legacy, we are delighted to have you here as a student at San José State. As always, the members of our superb faculty and staff are available to offer advice, answer questions about the university and help continue to guide you to become actively engaged at SJSU.
As a Spartan, you are part of our university’s long legacy of academic achievement, spirit of innovation and social and civic engagement. Collectively, those attributes led Money magazine to rank SJSU the Most Transformative University in the nation. We are proud of that and other distinctions and accolades !
SJSU sends more college graduates into the Silicon Valley workforce than any other institution, and this is largely due to the variety and quality of programs we offer in a wide range of disciplines. This includes business, engineering and science, education, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Our Academic Catalog is just one of countless resources we offer our students. We want to help you discover your passions and direct you to all that is available to help you learn and engage with your classmates and faculty members, so we offer more than 400 student-recognized clubs and organizations, for example, as well as opportunities for you to sharpen your leadership skills and become an actively engaged SJSU Spartan. I encourage you to make the most of these opportunities.
I hope you will familiarize yourself with the contents of our Academic Catalog, bookmark it or take advantage of the useful My Favorites tool for easy reference in the future. You will be glad you did!
Dr. Mary A. Papazian