San Jose State University is a destination for dreamers, innovators and high achievers. SJSU sees countless new discoveries every day—from faculty members cutting-edge research to students who discover new passions in the classroom. San Jose State University is located in Silicon Valley, one of the most innovative regions in the world. SJSU is ideally positioned to address 21st-century challenges such as clean energy, healthcare technologies, smart transportation and cyber security. SJSU offers its 33,000 students 145 areas of study with an additional 108 concentrations, including many highly ranked and nationally recognized programs. Quality teaching and small classes are a priority at SJSU, where tenured professors teach introductory as well as advanced courses. San Jose was recently ranked the number one college destination among mid-sized metro areas.

Research opportunities may be available to students who are proactive about seeking them out.

Check out five reasons to study abroad in California!



Housing and Meals are not included, but SJSU staff can assist students in finding housing on campus, and purchasing a meal plan.

Course Description

Fall course schedules are typically posted in April; Spring course schedules are typically posted in October.

Having difficulty finding course information? Contact your ISEP Student Advisor whose contact information can be found in your ISEP Dashboard.

Website for Course Availability

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San Jose State University

San Jose State provides a comprehensive university education and offers 145 areas of study with an additional 108 concentrations. Quality teaching and small classes are a priority at SJSU, where...

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(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture

    Urban Planning

  • Area Studies:

    African-American Studies Asian Studies European Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Economics Entrepreneurship Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Management Information Systems Marketing

  • Communication:

    Intercultural Communication Mass Communication/Media Studies Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education:

    Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership and Administration Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education

  • Engineering:

    Aeronautical Engineering Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Systems Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Chinese Language and Literature Comparative Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Italian Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Linguistics Portuguese Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy

  • History

    American History (United States)

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Hospitality Management

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • International/Global Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics


  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Astronomy Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Chemistry Geochemistry and Petrology Physics

  • Psychology

    Developmental and Child Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Dance Drama and Theatre Arts Film Studies Photography Studio Arts

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 71
  • IELTS Score: 6.5

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

San Jose State University requires all non-native English speakers to submit English assessments such as IELTS or TOEFL.

The following fields of study are closed to ISEP participants: nursing, animation, some art and design courses (especially digital media art), advanced computer graphics.

Graduate courses are not available to ISEP participants.

Please note that exchange students holding U.S. citizenship are not eligible to study at this institution.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA: All non-U.S. citizens will be required to obtain a visa. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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