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International Year One - Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering is committed to providing superior scientific, engineering, and mathematical education in the context of a major urban university with a liberal arts tradition.


The mission of the College of Science and Engineering at San Francisco State University is to provide an encouraging environment to develop the intellectual capacity, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving ability of its students so that they may become honourable, contributing, and forward-thinking members of the science and engineering community of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, to foster a conducive environment for scholarly and creative activities so that new knowledge or solutions to problems are discovered or created, and to provide science education to all students in the University so that they may be equipped to succeed in the modern world.

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific
modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge
for your chosen field of study.

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Subject Specific Modules

Living in San Francisco

Learn about the historical, geographic, and environmental, socio-cultural, and political context of the SF Bay Area that draws people to this place.

Writing the First Year: Global Perspectives of Multilingual Speakers Stretch II

Students will need to have achieved a C- or better in the first term of this class. The second semester of this class will allow extra time to revisit and practice reading and writing strategies to improve English fluency.

Critical Thinking and the Ethnic Studies Experience (Credits: 3)

Basic skills involved in understanding, criticizing, and constructing arguments by using materials reflective of experiences of ethnic/racial groups in the U.S.

Key Information



4 Years:1 Year Pathway + 3 Years Degree


Start Dates

January 2024August 2024


Pathway Tuition Fee

$25,000.00 – $30,000.00