World-class Faculty

Professor working with students  
Excellent student and academic programs are the hallmarks of a great university. Classes are taught by professors who have earned the highest degrees in their academic fields.

At Sacramento State, our professors are connected to our students.

Sacramento State students enjoy personal attention from teacher-scholars in smaller-size classes. Our professors have made superior teaching a top priority.

Choose a major and find excellent faculty who can help you discover your passion. We offer 60 undergraduate degrees and 40 graduate degrees, as well as one indipendent doctorate and one joint doctorate. Our larger programs include Teacher Education, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology and Communication Studies. And we have a new General Education Honors Program for highly motivated students.

Sacramento State offers rich academic programs that include extensive internship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in public service.

Among our programs linked to state government is the highly competitive and nationally recognized Capital Fellows Program, in which graduate students work as full-time staff in state government.

Sacramento State has expanded and changed in recent years, becoming more focused on science and technology, on the social and economic health of our region, and on linking our students, graduates and faculty into an ecosystem of collaborative learning with partners across education, government and industry.

From smart grids to stem cells, from archaeology to higher education policy, from nursing to neuroscience, and from string music to the intersection of quantum mechanics and philosophy, the faculty of Sacramento State are creating new platforms and pathways for student learning and research.

Preparing for a career is a vital part of a Sacramento State education. We have one of the largest cooperative education program in California, placing students in paid positions where they receive academic credit. Hundreds of other students participate in business- and government-related internships. One in three Sacramento State students volunteers in the community — many through a service learning project in class. Our Career Center helps students both with finding a career interest and with job searches, providing job databases and sponsoring an on-campus recruiting program.