Sacramento State: Academics

Academic Calendar

Semester/term begin dates:in early September and late January.
Calendar system:semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held:Orientation for new students held in June, July, and November.
Number and length of summer sessions:Five summer sessions of three to nine weeks each.

Academic Experience

Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year:80%
Student:Faculty ratio:26:1
Total faculty:790 men, 746 women, 1,536 total
Full-time faculty:354 men, 292 women, 646 total
Part-time faculty:436 men, 454 women, 890 total
Graduation rate:46% within six years

Required Undergraduate Curriculum

General education/core curriculum is required:yes
Minor requirements:not required for graduation
Physical education is required:no
There are religious requirements for graduation:no
Minimum GPA required to graduate:2.0

Programs Offered

Special programs offered: student-designed majors, double majors, dual degrees, independent study, accelerated program, honors program, Phi Beta Kappa, internships, distance learning
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered: Many minors offered.
Education certifications are offered:yes
Education certifications: early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education, bilingual/bicultural
Cooperative programs are offered:yes
Cooperative education programs: art, business, computer science, education, engineering, health professions, humanities, natural science, social/behavioral science, technologies
Graduate schools/programs are offered:yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes:yes
Army ROTC:offered off-campus at U of California--Davis.
Navy ROTC:not offered
Air Force ROTC:offered on-campus

List of Majors

Bachelor's Degrees:
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Art Studio
  • Asian Studies
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications Studies
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering/Computers
  • Engineering/Mechanical/General Motors
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family/Consumer Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Gerontology
  • Government
  • Government/Journalism
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Recreation Administration
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Major
  • Speech Pathology/Audiology
  • Theatre
  • Vocational Education