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California State University, Fresno

California - United States

Overview

The University

California State University, Fresno was founded as Fresno State Normal School in 1911, became a teacher's college in 1921, and has offered advanced degrees since 1949. The university's popular nickname is "Fresno State." Our mascot is the Bulldog.

Affiliation

Fresno State is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University, one of the largest systems of higher education in the world.

Accreditation

The university is accredited by the California Board of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It has 26 nationally accredited departmental programs, among the highest number within the CSU system.

Enrollment (Fall 2013)

The university enrolled more than 20,000 students, and approximately 4,900 students completed work for bachelor's, master’s and doctoral degrees by Commencement 2013. (Information provided by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.)

Faculty and Staff

2,200 full- and part-time; 96 percent of the tenured faculty hold doctoral or other terminal degrees in their areas of study.

Location

Fresno State's 388-acre main campus and its 1,011-acre University Farm are located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. The surrounding San Joaquin Valley is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world, and Fresno is the fifth largest city in California. The university is within an hour's drive of many mountain and lake resorts and within a three- or four-hour drive of both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Academic Schools and Divisions

Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology; College of Arts and Humanities; Craig School of Business; Kremen School of Education and Human Development; Lyles College of Engineering; College of Health and Human Services; College of Science and Math; College of Social Sciences; Division of Graduate Studies; Continuing and Global Education.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester: late August through December. Spring semester: mid-January through mid-May. The university also offers shorter sessions in summer.

Mission

California State University, Fresno powers the New California through learning, scholarship, and engagement.  The University faculty, staff, and administrators work together to:

Make student success our first priority;

Embrace a culture of diversity, internationalization, and inclusion;

Advance our established distinction in liberal arts and sciences, professional programs, and community engagement;

Produce transformative scholarly research and creative works that target regional issues with global significance;

Exemplify the ethical stewardship of capital and human resources; and,

Develop institutional, community, and intellectual leaders.

Vision

California State University, Fresno will become nationally recognized for education that transforms students and improves the quality of life in the region and beyond; for leadership that drives economic, infrastructure, and human development; and for institutional responsiveness that fosters creativity, generates opportunity for all, and thrives on change.  Drawing from the rich human diversity of experiences, values, world views, and cultures that make up the fabric of the Central Valley, we will power the New California through the 21st century.


Faculties

Africana Studies

Agricultural Business

Agricultural Education

Animal Sciences

Anthropology

Art

Art (Graphic Design)

Athletic Training

Biology

Business Administration (Accountancy)

Business Administration (Management)

Business Administration (Finance and Business Law)

Business Administration (Computer Information Systems)

Business Administration (Marketing)

Chemistry

Child Development

Cognitive Sciences

Communication

Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies

Computer Science

Construction Management

Criminology

Engineering - Civil

Engineering - Computer

Engineering - Electrical

Engineering - Geomatics

Engineering - Mechanical

English

Enology

Environmental Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

Food and Nutritional Sciences

French

Geography

Geology

Health Science

History

Industrial Technology

Interior Design

Kinesiology

Latin American Studies

Liberal Studies

Linguistics

Mass Communication and Journalism

Mathematics

Music

Natural Science

Nursing

Philosophy

Physics

Plant Science

Political Science 

Psychology

Public Administration

Recreation Administration

Social Work

Sociology

Spanish

Theatre Arts

Viticulture

Women's Studies


English Requirements

Undergraduate:

IELTS - 6.0

TOEFL - 61

Graduate:

IELTS – 6.5

TOEFL - 80


Scholarships


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