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CSU San Marcos Academics

CSU San Marcos is a dynamic university with a global vision. Guided by a perspective that transcends borders, our four academic areas offer numerous programs of study from which to choose, and are continuously adding new programs to meet demand.

Our distinctive features are:

  • an emphasis on liberal learning, including critical thinking, intensive writing, and lifelong learning skills and attitudes;
  • concern for diversity and multiculturalism;
  • an infusion of global approaches, including a higher level language requirement;
  • and the incorporation of demonstrated competencies in technology.

With a tradition of hands-on learning, our students are able to closely interact with tenure-line professors — 100% holding the highest degree in their field.

Our most popular undergraduate majors are Business Administration, Liberal Studies, Communications, Psychology, Pre-nursing, Sociology, Service Sector Management, Human Development, Biology, and Literature & Writing Studies.

Can’t decide? See a complete list of all our majors and minors.