Sonoma State University is a public, coeducational business and liberal arts college affiliated with the California State University system. The main campus is located in Rohnert Park, California, and lies approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Santa Rosa and 50 miles (80 km) north of San Francisco. Commonly called SSU, Sonoma State, the university is one of the smallest of the 23 state university campuses in California.
The SSU educational experience fosters intellectual, cognitive, social and personal growth. The faculty and staff provide close mentoring relationships and an education that fosters ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. Many classes average fewer than 40 students, allowing close interaction between students and faculty.
SSU has a commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and ethically and can effectively use information technology. There is a strong move to develop a global perspective in much of the curriculum to prepare students for the needs of the 21st century workplace.
The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended Education, Social Sciences and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors and 48 minors at the bachelor’s level and 15 at the master’s level. The University offers a joint master’s degree in mathematics with San Francisco State University and a joint doctorate in educational leadership with the University of California, Davis. There are nine credential programs and eight undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. SSU also offers one of the only Wine Business Institutes in the country. Its location in California’s premier wine country allows the school to offer unique courses in the study of Wine Business and viticulture. While other universities have programs that emphasize grape growing and wine making, Sonoma State’s program offers a specialized curriculum targeted on the business challenges of the wine industry. Courses are offered in Wine Marketing, Wine Finance and Accounting, Human Resources Management, Wine Business Strategies and Wine Production, Operations & Distribution
With approximately 40 percent of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the CSU system.
- Excerpt from the California State University Consortium’s website.
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