This month, San Diego State University congratulates 10,815 graduates on their achievement as they become proud SDSU alumni.
The top 10 most popular degrees of 2021 are:
No. 10: Business Administration – Management
These 203 graduates have a strong understanding of various organizational topics, including entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and strategic management. They will be able to provide consulting, analysis and counsel in any major job sector they choose.
No. 9: Business Administration – Accounting
The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy will graduate 214 students into the workforce. Located within the Fowler College of Business, the school prides itself on preparing graduates to take the Certified Public Accountant exam, qualifying them for careers in corporate or public accounting, as well as tax preparation, financial planning and auditing.
No. 8: Liberal Studies Elementary Education
These 217 graduates are prepared to pursue a career that requires an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree or aspire to teach at the elementary or middle school level.
No. 7: Computer Science
These 233 graduates have a fundamental understanding of modern computing methodology and programming practices along with a complementary knowledge of hardware. They have received basic preparation in programming, data structures and architecture as well as more advanced fundamentals and specialized electives.
No. 6: Business Administration – Marketing
These 288 graduates are leaving SDSU with an understanding of buyer and seller behavior. They know how products and services are developed, priced, promoted, distributed and sold, which prepares them for careers as brand, market or sales managers, analysts and account executives.
No. 5: Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy
These 295 graduates are prepared for jobs in a full range of medical, commercial and educational environments. They also meet the academic requirements necessary for entry to postgraduate education for physical therapy, chiropractic, and podiatry schools.
No. 4: Business Administration – Finance
These 311 graduates are prepared for career opportunities with business and nonprofit organizations, financial management, protection of assets, financial and estate planning along with wealth management and real estate.
No. 3: Criminal Justice
These 380 graduates are prepared for careers in federal, state and local law enforcement and have gained an in-depth knowledge of all facets of crime, delinquency and crime control, as well as a foundation for critical, balanced, responsible and effective administrative responses.
No. 2: Interdisciplinary Studies (Three Departments)
These 410 graduates are leaving SDSU with a custom degree individually designed with guidance from educational advisers. This degree allows students to combine classes from three different departments and is ideal for students whose career goals or academic interests are not fully addressed by an existing major or major/minor pattern at SDSU.
No. 1: Psychology
These 451 graduates studied human behavior and mental processes and participated in hands-on field experiences, internships and undergraduate research. They can pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including law enforcement, scientific research, government agencies and health care.
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