The Class of 2022 includes a diverse group of students from across departments on campus including mechanical engineering, psychology and criminal justice.
This month, San Diego State University congratulates 11,229 graduates on their achievement as they become proud SDSU alumni.
The top 10 most popular degrees of 2022 are:
No. 10: Business Administration – Management
These 200 graduates have a strong understanding of a variety of organizational topics, including entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and strategic management. They will be able to provide consultation, analysis and counsel in any major sector as they move into the workforce.
No. 9: Mechanical Engineering
Breaking into the top 10 list of degrees this year, these 206 graduates have spent their college careers finding solutions to make processes and products more efficient. They are prepared to address a vast variety of problems requiring the integration of design and analytical skills.
No. 8: Business Administration – Accounting
The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy will graduate 221 students into the workforce this year. Located within the Fowler College of Business, the school prides itself on preparing graduates for careers in corporate or public accounting, tax preparation, financial planning and auditing.
No. 7: Computer Science
These 236 graduates have a fundamental understanding of modern computing methodology and programming practices along with a complementary knowledge of hardware. They have received basic preparation in programming, data structures and architecture as well as more advanced fundamentals and specializations.
No. 6: Business Administration – Marketing
These 279 graduates have gained a strong understanding of buyer and seller behavior. They know how products and services are developed, priced, promoted, distributed and sold, which prepares them for careers as brand, market or sales managers, analysts and account executives.
No. 5: Kinesiology – Pre-Physical Therapy
These 297 graduates are prepared for jobs in a full range of medical, commercial and educational environments. They also meet the academic requirements necessary for entry to postgraduate education for physical therapy, chiropractic, and podiatry schools.
No. 4: Business Administration – Finance
These 312 graduates are prepared for career opportunities with business and nonprofit organizations, financial management, protection of assets, financial and estate planning along with wealth management and real estate.
No. 3: Criminal Justice
These 365 graduates are prepared for careers in federal, state and local law enforcement and have gained an in-depth knowledge of all facets of crime, delinquency and crime control, as well as a foundation for critical, balanced, responsible and effective administrative responses.
No. 2: Interdisciplinary Studies (Three Departments)
These 367 graduates are leaving SDSU with a custom degree individually designed with guidance from educational advisers. This degree allows students to combine classes from three different departments and is ideal for students whose career goals or academic interests are not fully addressed by an existing major or major/minor pattern at SDSU.
No. 1: Psychology
These 501 graduates studied human behavior and mental processes and participated in hands-on field experiences, internships and undergraduate research. They can pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including law enforcement, scientific research, government agencies and healthcare.