San Diego State University

San Diego, California, United States
SDSU's College of Extended Studies offers a wide variety of lifelong learning classes, seminars, and certificate programs. Career advancement courses are offered in many areas of management, leadership, and quality improvement while self-enrichment courses range from accounting to web design. Additionally, the College offers more than 50 certificate programs, online courses, English language programs, and many other learning opportunities locally, regionally, and around the world.



Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.


Renowned for its academic excellence, the university is home to top-ranked graduate programs in business; engineering; public health; psychology; fine arts; biological sciences; public affairs; education; and speech, language, and hearing sciences. Ranked undergraduate programs include business, engineering and international business. Overall, San Diego State students can choose from 91 undergraduate majors, 76 master's programs and 23 doctoral degree programs.


Increasingly recognized for innovative research, SDSU is establishing itself as one of the leading public research universities. It is classified as a "research-high" institution by the Carnegie Foundation, and SDSU students pursue real-world challenges under the guidance of internationally recognized mentors in innovative on-campus labs, entrepreneurship centers and business incubators.


Through partnerships, education and programming, SDSU Career Services provides students and alumni with the opportunities to define, develop and realize their career potential.

SDSU Career Services fulfills this commitment by using technology to streamline processes and enhance the accessibility of services, by responding to and representing the diversity of SDSU and its community, and by providing a centralized campus resource that supports retention, academic success and the affiliation of alumni to SDSU.

Short Courses

Engineering & Technology (6)
Humanities (4)
Business & Management (3)
Education & Training (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Housing services

  • "Out-of-classroom" experiences to help students succeed both academically and socially.
  • Residential learning communities link the living environment with specific academic experiences, helping first-time freshmen students make connections between life inside and outside the classroom.
  • Thematic living communities focus on a particular area of interest, like Aztec Journey: Sophomore & Transfer Student Communities or Global Pathways.
  • Lifestyle options are floors or wings designated for a particular lifestyle or housing preference, such as extended quiet study or housing over the breaks.

Library services

Library Computing Hub.

Medical services

Student Health Services (SHS) is staffed by fully licensed and certified health professionals who are dedicated to the college community. No-cost or low-cost medical services include outpatient evaluation and treatment of common medical problems, preventive care, health counseling, immunizations and psychiatric treatment.

Student Life

Student clubs

Associated Students is student-directed not-for-profit auxiliary organization of San Diego State University. The programs and facilities A.S. manages are enjoyed by students, faculty, staff and the SDSU community.

A.S. aims to create, promote and fund social, recreational, cultural, and educational programs and facilities both on campus and in the community; advocate for student interests; provide leadership opportunities; and participate in shared governance.

San Diego, California, United States

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