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About San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University is a major public university serving students from the San Francisco Bay Area, across California and beyond, with nationally acclaimed programs that span a broad range of disciplines. San Francisco State offers bachelor's degrees in 77 academic areas with 48 areas of concentrations, master's in 63 academic areas with 41 areas of concentrations, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Programs offered jointly with University of California campuses include a Ph.D. in education with a concentration in special education with UC Berkeley, and a clinical doctorate, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with UC San Francisco. In addition, SF State offers 16 credential programs and 41 certificate programs. Nearly 30,000 students enroll at the University each year, and its more than 255,000 graduates have contributed to the economic, cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond. Through them — and more than 1,800 world-class faculty members — SF State proudly embraces its legacy of academic excellence, community engagement and commitment to social justice.

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism, located within the College of Health & Social Sciences, advances and advocates for the recreation, parks and tourism field through transformative education, scholarship and service. Bachelor’s and master’s degree programs prepare students to engineer experiences that engage, empower and educate. The department draws on the diversity and vitality of the San Francisco Bay Area as a hands-on classroom and living laboratory.

The College of Health & Social Sciences comprises a wide range of departments, programs and schools with a shared commitment to equity and social justice. Students at the college develop their ability to make a significant, meaningful impact on their communities and society. Through classroom learning and practical experience, they receive professional preparation in a variety of fields promoting health, well-being and quality of life.