Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

What’s New?


New Degrees (5)

New Concentrations (3)

New Minors (3)

New Certificates (4)

New Authorizations (1)

Major Program Revisions (17)

General Education Program

Per Amendment C to University Policy S14-5, the General Education Program was revised to create a 3-unit GE Area F Ethnic Studies  and reduce the GE Area D Social Sciences  unit requirement from 9 units to 6 units to bring SJSU in alignment with California Education Code 89032. Amendment D to University Policy S14-5 replaced the Area D language and added the Area F language in the 2014 GE Guidelines.

Area A:
Area A3: Critical Thinking and Writing (formerly Critical Thinking)

​Area B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (formerly Mathematical Concepts)

Area C2: Humanities (formerly Letters)

​Area C/E/US123:

Area F:

Area R: Earth, Environment, and Sustainability (formerly Earth and Environment)

​Area S/V:

Area V: Cultures and Global Understanding (formerly Culture, Civilization & Global Understanding)

Writing in the Disciplines (WID) (formerly Area Z: Written Communication II)

Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars Programs (9)

Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars programs are combined bachelor’s and master’s programs at SJSU (per University Policy F19-1). Sometimes they may also satisfy the requirements for a credential. Students in these programs pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. These programs allow students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

SJSU Online (3)

​The mission of SJSU Online is to expand higher education access and degree attainment for learners requiring a fully online degree pathway. These upper division degree completion programs are offered through a special session that requires a separate application process. If interested, please contact one of our Enrollment Counselors for more information.

New Courses (144)

Effective Fall 2022 (unless otherwise indicated).




Health and Human Sciences

Humanities and the Arts


Social Sciences

Undergraduate Education