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SDSU will be hosting May 2021 commencement ceremonies at Petco Park from May 25-27. SDSU will be hosting May 2021 commencement ceremonies at Petco Park from May 25-27.

Top 10 Degrees Among 2021 Graduates

The Class of 2021 includes a diverse group of graduates from across departments on campus including psychology, computer science and criminal justice.
By Lainie Fraser

This month, San Diego State University congratulates 10,815 graduates on their achievement as they become proud SDSU alumni.

As announced in April, after conducting numerous student surveys and focus groups and after close consultation with county public health officials and in adherence with county and state guidelines, SDSU will be hosting May 2021 commencement ceremonies at Petco Park from May 25-27. These ceremonies are open to December 2019, May and August 2020, and May  and August 2021 graduates. The ceremonies will be livestreamed for those who cannot or choose not to attend. The university will also offer virtual ceremonies for our graduates and their families. Additional information can be found on the SDSU Commencement site.

The top 10 most popular degrees of 2021 are:

No. 10: Business Administration – Management

These 203 graduates have a strong understanding of various organizational topics, including entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and strategic management. They will be able to provide consulting, analysis and counsel in any major job sector they choose.

No. 9: Business Administration – Accounting

The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy will graduate 214 students into the workforce. Located within the Fowler College of Business, the school prides itself on preparing graduates to take the Certified Public Accountant exam, qualifying them for careers in corporate or public accounting, as well as tax preparation, financial planning and auditing.

No. 8: Liberal Studies Elementary Education

These 217 graduates are prepared to pursue a career that requires an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree or aspire to teach at the elementary or middle school level.

No. 7: Computer Science

These 233 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 specialized electives.

No. 6: Business Administration – Marketing

These 288 graduates are leaving SDSU with an 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 295 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 311 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 380 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 410 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 451 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 health care.