Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

San José State University

Accolades | Administration and LeadershipAccreditation | Colleges | Majors & Programs Statistics


#1 Most Transformative University

Ranked by Money magazine in 2020 based on graduation rates, earnings and student loan repayment.

#3 Best Undergraduate Engineering ProgramThe SJSU President's Seal.

Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among Public Universities that offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees nationally.

#4 Top Public Schools

Ranked by U.S. News and World Report among regional public universities in the West.

Wall Street Journal (2023) - National Rankings

#1 Public University for Accounting Salaries for Graduates

#2 Public University for Marketing Salaries for Graduates

#4 Public University for Data Science Salaries for Graduates

#5 Public University for Engineering Salaries for Graduates

Administration and Leadership

A Shared Vision

Leadership at San Jose State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Cynthia Teniente-Matson and the university’s leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San Jose State.  

Learn more about SJSU. The University’s Mission and Institutional Learning Goals ​ are incorporated into this catalog. 


San José State University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) - 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001, one of the six major regional college accreditation agencies in the United States; the California State Board of Education; and by a number of other agencies in special fields. The Teacher Education programs of the University also are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

  • Art and Design - National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • Audiology - Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) - [Candidacy Status only]; Accreditation Commission on Audiology Education (ACAE) - [Developing Status only]
  • Biological Sciences - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • Business - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)
  • Chemistry - American Chemical Society, Committee on Professional Training (ACS-CPT)
  • Computer Science - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Dance - National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)
  • Dietetics - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Education - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) (includes programs in the Department of Counselor Education Department of Special Education , and Department of Teacher Education )
  • Engineering - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) [Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, Materials, and Mechanical]
  • Engineering Technology - Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Journalism - Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Library and Information Science - American Library Association (ASA)
  • Music - National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Nursing - California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Nutrition and Food Science - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Occupational Therapy - Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Psychology - Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Public Administration - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
  • Public Health - Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Recreation - Council on Accreditation of Park, Recreation, and Tourism Related Professions
  • Social Work - Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Speech-Language Pathology - Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAAASLP)
  • Urban and Regional Planning - Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Inc. (ACSP); Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)


Donald and Sally Lucas College and Graduate School of Business  

Connie L. Lurie College of Education  

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering  

College of Graduate Studies  

College of Health and Human Sciences  

College of Humanities and the Arts  

College of Professional and Global Education  

College of Science  

College of Social Sciences  

Majors and Programs Statistics 

Degree Granting Programs

146 Undergraduate Programs  

  98 Master’s Programs  

    4 Doctoral Programs  

  25 Blended programs (Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars   

    13 Fully Online Programs

       As reported to IPEDS - Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. 

Degree Completion

   17 Hybrid Programs 

Non-Degree Granting Programs

    5 Added Authorizations  

  42 Certificates  

  20 Credentials  

135 Minors