Sep 26, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

San José State University

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 Mary A. Papazian 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. 

Campus and Information Resources

Accreditation | Colleges | Majors and Programs Statistics


San José State University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) - 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, 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 National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

  • Art and Design - National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • Advertising - Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Audiology - Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) - [Candidacy Status only]; Accreditation Commission on Audiology Education (ACAE) - [Developing Status only]
  • 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 - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietics (ACEND)
  • Education - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Engineering - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) [Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, Materials, and Mechanical]
  • Industrial Technology - Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Journalism - Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Kinesiology - Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) [Undergraduate]
  • Library and Information Science - American Library Association (ASA)
  • Music - National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Nursing - California Board of Registered Nursing and 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)
  • Public Relations - Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Recreation - Council on Accreditation of Park, Recreation, and Tourism Related Professions; Council for Higher Education
  • Social Work - Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Speech-Language Pathology - Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAAASLP)
  • Theatre Arts - National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
  • Urban and Regional Planning - Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Inc.; 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

141 Undergraduate Programs  

  99 Master’s Programs  

    3 Doctoral Programs  

    5 Online Programs

       As reported to IPEDS - Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. 

   9 Hybrid Programs

Non-Degree Granting Programs

    3 Added Authorizations  

  38 Certificates  

  11 Credentials  

134 Minors