SJSU faculty and staff are dedicated to achieving the university’s mission: enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship. San Jos State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San Jos and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision — a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service and the arts. The College of Applied Sciences and Arts programs offer unique hands-on training, with many of our majors providing internship opportunities so students are prepared to start a career as soon as they graduate. Watch the College of Applied Sciences and Arts informational video to see some of our students and faculty in action.