The mission of the Office of the Provost is to provide academic leadership to the University and to ensure quality undergraduate and graduate education through service and support to the campus community.

As such, the Office of the Provost strives to serve as a central resource for the campus community, ensuring quality academic programming and fostering partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders to promote and support student success.

The Office of the Provost achieves this by empowering faculty, staff, administrators and students with the knowledge and support necessary so that we can each carry out our individual roles in fulfilling our university’s mission.

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Academic Programs

Stanislaus State is comprised of four colleges offering 45 undergraduate programs and 14 master's programs, one doctoral program, and six credential programs. Students are encouraged to take courses to give them a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences in their first two years so they can make an informed choice of specialization.

Our Four Colleges


Stanislaus State received its first full accreditation in 1965 and full re-accreditations in 1999 and 2010 from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). For more information, visit the Accreditation website.

The following programs are accredited by their specialty organizations:

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College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The Public Administration, Art, Music, and Theatre programs are respectively accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

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College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. It is the hallmark of excellence in management and business administration education.



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College of Education, Kinesiology & Social Work

Accreditation is a voluntary quality assurance process that assists institutions in developing and maintaining the highest educational standards. Since 1963, Stanislaus State has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, each of the colleges has earned accreditation for their individual programs.



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College of Science

The Genetic Counseling program is accredited by American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc. The Nursing program is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Board of Registered Nursing.

Updated: February 22, 2024