San Francisco State University offers bachelor’s degrees in 77 academic areas and master’s degrees in 63. It also has 16 credential programs, 57 certificate programs and doctorate, Ph.D. and clinical doctorate programs. Wherever your future lies, San Francisco State can get you there.

From San Francisco State, You Can Go Anywhere

San Francisco State was ranked in the top 25 for U.S. universities on Payscale and CollegeNet’s Social Mobility Index. That means we’re among the best at making it affordable for our students to graduate and obtain good-paying jobs. Our graduates are now leaders in fields from journalism, creative writing and film to technology, science, business, government and education.

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Enjoy The Journey

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Passionate Faculty

Our professors are passionate leaders in their fields and devoted teachers. San Francisco State’s 1,826 faculty are shaping the conversation in the arts, culture, technology, health care and science.

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Hands on Experience

Whatever you choose to study, you will gain real-world experience — whether it’s from a variety of internship opportunities, fieldwork or more than 500 courses that combine learning with volunteering locally.

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Student Success

With over 200 student organizations, including a national network through Greek life, San Francisco State fosters a supportive community where students can explore, grow and acquire essential skills for the journey ahead.

Learn About Our Colleges

The Lam Family College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with areas of concentration in accounting, decision sciences, finance, information systems, international business, management, and marketing. In addition, the college offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSHM) degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Labor and Employment Studies. Emphasis is placed on business ethics and sustainability throughout the curriculums. 

Through the College of Professional & Global Education, we also offer a BSBA (concentration in General Business) Online Degree Completion program. Students with at least 60 college credits can finish their BSBA degree through this 100% online degree completion program. 

Established in Fall 1969, the College of Ethnic Studies grew from the 1968 Black Student Union/Third World Liberation Front Student Strike through the a coalition of faculty-scholars, student-activists and community members.

Founded on principles of community-based research and teaching, student leadership, and activism, the college continues in its journey towards liberation via self-determination and collectivism. Our community is transnational, multi-generational and fluid and is inclusive of emerging racial, ethnic, sexuality, gender, class, ability and other identities as expressed through myriad academic disciplines in liberation studies and beyond.

The college consists of five departments: Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, American Indian Studies and Race and Resistance Studies.

The College of Health & Social Sciences comprises a wide range of departments, programs and schools with a shared commitment to equity and social justice. Our offerings include 14 undergraduate majors and 10 graduate degree programs.

At our college you'll develop your ability to make a significant, meaningful impact on your community and society. Through classroom learning and practical experience, you'll receive professional preparation in a variety of fields promoting health, well-being and quality of life. 

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts is composed of 21 academic departments and schools in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and nine research centers and institutes. The college offers 33 B.A. and B.S. degrees, 27 M.A. degrees, and has 7,400 majors, minors and graduate students, in addition to supporting much of the University’s general education program.

The college has over 250 tenured and tenure-track faculty, over 300 full- and part-time lecturer faculty, and over 90 staff. College faculty and staff are located primarily in four buildings, including the University’s newest academic building, the George and Judy Marcus Hall for the Liberal & Creative Arts. The college supports a thriving undergraduate research program, a generously funded faculty research program, and provides extensive cultural offerings to the campus and community at large.

The College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE) — formerly the College of Extended Learning — offers a wide variety of continuing adult education courses and programs to prepare you for career advancement, career change or personal growth. We offer weekend, evening and online courses, online degree completion, international education and access to thousands of transferable degree-credit University classes.

The college taps a combination of San Francisco State faculty and expert practitioners from the community to teach our courses. Because we can offer programs to meet the demands of the marketplace, we create and deliver opportunities for high-quality, reasonably priced and accessible learning experiences to a broad segment of the larger community.

The College of Science & Engineering offers students supportive academic experiences of thinking, learning and doing by providing them with engaging instructional programs, research-enriched experiences and inspiration to participate in and lead the workforce of the future.

We envision an environment which reflects the ethnic, economic, and cultural diversity of the region; develops the intellectual capability, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving ability of our students to prepare them for the future workforce, while also increasing the scientific literacy of all graduates of San Francisco State University to pave their way for success in a world that is influenced by rapidly changing technologies.

The Graduate College of Education (GCOE) is home to a dedicated group of faculty, staff, and students whose focus is on serving the students and families of the Bay Area, and whose commitments are to social justice and change for good. Through our undergraduate, credential, and graduate programs, we prepare the professionals who consistently make a positive difference in education and in students’ lives and whose impact is meaningful and lasting.

We are a college with deep roots. The oldest college on the campus, the GCOE was founded in 1899 as the San Francisco State Normal School and became San Francisco State Teachers College in 1921. Those deep roots ground us in long-standing relationships with districts, clinics, agencies, and schools where our candidates connect with a diverse population of students and families, and where our alumni have long careers.