Summer Session For New Students

Dive into summer. Get ahead. Graduate sooner.

Get a head start on your coursework at San Diego State University and attend summer session this year! New students with a complete Intent to Enroll have the opportunity to take classes at SDSU this summer.

Courses for New Transfer Students

View the classes offered by your college to see which courses are available to you this summer. If you are interested in enrolling in summer courses at SDSU, you must complete the Steps to Become Eligible for Summer Session Registration for Transfer Students before a summer 2019 registration time can be assigned.

Summer Session Classes Offered by College

Visit the Undergraduate Majors & Minors page if you are not sure which college your academic program is in.

Course Session Title Location
AMIND/ANTH 451 S1 AMERICAN INDIAN IDENTITY Online
ANTH 349 S2 ROOTS OF CIVILIZATION Online
ANTH 350 S1 CULTURES AROUND THE GLOBE Online
ANTH 402 S1 DYNAM BIOCULT DIVERSITY Online
ECON 321 S1 INTERMED MICROECON THEORY Online
ECON 380 S1 LABOR ECONOMICS Online
HIST 445 S2 CALIFORNIA HISTORY (C) On campus – AL 101
HUM 409 S1 THE FUTURE Online
PHIL 329 S2 SOCIAL ETHICS Online
PHIL/SUSTN 332 S1 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS Online
REL S 325 S1 CHRISTIANITY Online
REL S 339 S2 RELIGIONS OF INDIA Online
REL S 390A S1 RELIG & AMER INSTITUTIONS Online
SOC 410 S2 SOC PSY MIND SELF & SOCIETY Online
SOC 433 S1 WEALTH, STATUS & POWER On campus – AL 105
SOC 442 S1 HOMICIDE IN AMERICA Online
SOC 443 S1 CRIME AND SOCIETY Online
SOC 445 S2 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE Online
WMNST 325 S2 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN Online
WMNST 341A S1 WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY Online
WMNST 360 S2 WMNS SEXUALITY AND BODY Online
WMNST 360 S1 WMNS SEXUALITY AND BODY Online
Course Title How This Course Fits Into Your Academic Plan
ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting Fundamentals One of the required courses for admission to a business major.
FIN 240 Legal Environment of Business One of the required courses for admission to a business major.
MIS 301 Statistical Analysis for Business Degree requirement for the following majors: Accounting, Management, Information Systems, and Marketing.
FIN 321 Managerial Economics Required course for finance majors.
BA 310 Foundations of Business in a Global Environment Core course that all business majors must complete.
BA 350 Management and Organizational Behavior BA 350 is a core course that all business majors must complete; completing BA 350 over the summer will enable you to take upper-division management courses this fall.
BA 360 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management BA 360 is a core course that all business majors must complete.
Course Title How This Course Fits Into Your Academic Plan
ARP 404 LEADERSHP INTERN & CAREER This course is a part of the Leadership minor, but can also be used for other community service experiences.
ED 451 Introduction to Multicultural Education This course is a prerequisite for the teaching credential program for multiple and single subjects. This is a high demand course during the academic year.
CFD 335 INTRACT CULT DVRS FAMLIES
CFD 370 RESEARCH/EVAL CHILD/FAM
CFD 375A HUM DEVL LRN INFNT TODDLR
CFD 375B HUM DVL LRN MID CHLDHD
CFD 375C HUM DEV LRN ADOLES ADULT
CFD 378A LAB INFANTS TODLERS
CFD 378B LAB PRESCHOOL KINDERGARTN
CFD 437 VIOLENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS

Please visit the Summer Class Schedule for a list of courses offered during the summer.

Course Title How This Course Fits Into Your Academic Plan
ENS 303 APPLIED KINESIOLOGY A major course that is a prerequisite for subsequent courses in Kinesiology and Athletic Training degree programs
ENS 304 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE A major lecture course that is required of all majors in ENS and are prerequisite for subsequent courses in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Athletic Training degree programs
ENS 304L EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY LAB A major laboratory class [can be taken concurrently with ENS 304 lecture] that is required of majors in ENS and are prerequisite for subsequent courses in Kinesiology and Athletic Training degree programs
ENS 331 EXER & NUTR FOR HLTH & FIT Upper division GE that satisifies Explorations in Natural Sciences
NURS 350 WOMENS HEALTH ACROSS LIFE Upper division GE that satisifies Explorations in Natural Sciences
P H 353 HUMAN SEXUALITY & DISEASE Upper division GE that satisifies Explorations in Social & Behavioral Sciences
P H 362 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH Upper division GE that satisifies Explorations in Social & Behavioral Sciences
Course Title How This Course Fits Into Your Academic Plan
JMS 210 Social Media in the Digital Age This course is required prep-for-the major for advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations. This course is a GE course in Area B, Social and Behavioral Sciences (starting the Fall 2019 semester, this course will satisfy GE Area E, Life-long Learning).
COMM 300 Conceptualizing Communication This course is required for the majors in communication and health communication.
COMM 321 Introduction to Health Communication This course is required for the health communication major.
COMM 350 Investigating Communication This course is required for the majors in communication and health communication.
COMM 371 Intercultural Communication This is a popular elective course for communication, health communication and many other majors. The course is an upper-division GE course.
CJ 301 Law in Society This course is required for the major in criminal justice.
CJ 303 Criminal Justice and Social Control This course is required for the major in criminal justice.
JMS 315 Principles of Digital Media Design This is a required course for the majors in journalism and media studies.
JMS 410 Media and Sexuality This is a popular elective course open to all upper-division students.
PA 301 Concepts and Issues in Public Administration This course is required for the major in public administration, emphasis in city planning.
PA 310 Management of Urban Governments This course is required for the major in public administration, emphasis in city planning.
RTM 404 Cross-cultural Perspectives on Tourism This is a GE course that satisfies the cultural diversity requirement. The course is required for majors in HTM and RTM.
Course Title How This Course Fits Into Your Academic Plan
CHEM 365 Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Fulfills a Biology Major Requirement
Bio 436 Human Physiology Lab Fulfills a Biology Major Elective
Bio 560 Animal Physiology Fulfills a Biology Major Elective
Chem 498 Senior Project with W. Tong Fulfulls a Chemistry Major Requirement of 1 unit of Chem 498
Chem 300 Forensic Science Fulfills Chemistry Major Elective
CS 310 Data Structures Fulfills a Computer Science Major Requirement
CS 320 Programming Languages Fulfills a Computer Science Major Requirement
ENV E-355 Environmental Engineering Fulfills an Environmental Science Major requirement
PSY 407 Health Psychology Option to fulfill a Psychology Major Requirment in Group 3 catergory
STAT 350B Statistical Methods Fulfills a Statistics Major Requirement
CS 514 Database Theory Implement Fulfills a Major Requirement for Emphasis in Data Science

Steps to Become Eligible for Summer Session Registration for Transfer Students

  1. Double check the following requirements and make sure that you have:
    • Completed three of the four Golden Four General Education (GE) courses with a "C-" or higher grade by the end of fall 2018. The fourth Golden Four General Education course may be in-progress in spring 2019, and a "C-" or higher grade must be earned. The Golden Four courses include GE Oral Communication, GE Written Communication, GE Critical Thinking and GE Mathematics.
    • Completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester (or 90 or more quarter) units by the end of the spring 2019 term. Summer 2019 will not be used to meet this requirement.
    • Met and maintained the overall cumulative GPA requirement for the major that you were admitted to.
    • Have completed the Intent to Enroll process.
  2. Check your residency status in the SDSU WebPortal on the Admission Status screen. If your residency status shows, "Undetermined," then you must complete the Residency Clarification form, which was sent to you in April, prior to submitting the Summer Session Registration Request form. Once the residency determination has been made, you may submit the Summer Session Registration Request form.
  3. Complete and submit the Summer Session Registration Request form below. Once the form is submitted, the Office of Admissions will verify your admission eligibility through a review of your official documents. Please keep in mind that admission decisions were based on self-reported information from your Supplemental Application. The Office of Admissions will verify your reported information upon receiving your official transcripts and test scores. All courses required for admission must be passed with a "C-" or higher grade and you must also maintain the grade point average reported on your application. Note: If the admission requirements are not met, the offer of admission may be withdrawn.

Once the Office of Admissions verifies your admission eligibility through a review of your official documents, you will receive an email informing you of the status of your summer session registration request. If eligible, information regarding your assigned summer registration date and time will be available in your SDSU WebPortal.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (619) 594-6336 or [email protected].

Summer Session Registration Request Form

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Courses for New Freshman Students

Review the Summer Class Schedule to see which courses are available for you to take this summer.