Creative & Scholarly Excellence
A premiere comprehensive university, San Francisco State attracts world-class faculty dedicated to the pursuit of excellent teaching, the development of students' potential, and the advancement of discovery, understanding and expression. Winners of prestigious teaching awards, professional honors and competitive fellowships, our faculty advance teaching, research and society.
Faculty and staff have developed exemplary programs in the biosciences, film, broadcast, creative writing and journalism, along with excellence in business, teacher education, physical therapy, multimedia studies, and unique offerings in such areas as human sexuality and Jewish studies. Research, curriculum development and community service at SF State are supported by more than $53 million in external grants, contracts and awards.