Welcome to the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at San Diego State University! I am proud that PSFA educates a diverse group of students in our 10 schools and departments, and offers our community the unique instructional opportunity and research of our 14 research centers and institutes. The mix of professional majors with the creative and performing arts allows PSFA to offer a wide range of experiences to its students and the community. Diverse offerings and a communal commitment to innovation define the PSFA experience.
PSFA’s commitment to the community is rooted in the innovative programs of the College. Our more than 5,000 majors are uniquely connected to the community through internship opportunity, professional mentoring, service learning experience and executive-in-residence programs; all of these serve as a connection to the professional community for PSFA students.
Faculty of the College, pride themselves on creating a classroom that is a stepping stone to the global community. PSFA is the only College to offer an International Studies minor. Students are encouraged to include study and research abroad as part of their PSFA experience. Faculty maintain professional relationships and conduct research in their respective industries, allowing students to participate in meaningful, real-world service learning opportunities around the world.
As a College that is uniquely tied to the San Diego Community, PSFA nurtures its roots in the region and beyond. With the support of the largest alumni group at the University, PSFA bridges the college experience by providing students access to professional opportunity through internships and contact with industry professionals in the classroom and the community. Our alumni serve as key advisors provide a critical link to the professional community.
The PSFA experience links college, community and career. Preparing students to engage in the world-wide community through creativity, involvement, leadership, and innovation is the hallmark of the PSFA experience.
Dean Joyce Gattas