College of Professional & Global Education

The College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE) — formerly the College of Extended Learning — offers a wide variety of continuing adult education courses and programs to prepare you for career advancement, career change or personal growth. We offer weekend, evening and online courses, online degree completion, international education and access to thousands of transferable degree-credit University classes.

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Online Degree Completion

Finish your bachelor's degree 100% online

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Take an online course or earn a certificate online

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Courses and certificates to get your start, change careers or advance

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Virtual Open House

Virtual Open House: July 29 - August 2

Virtual Open House features online information sessions where you can learn about the College of Professional & Global Education. RSVP to attend and find out about our programs.

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Online Degree Completion: Apply Now

Do you have at least 60 college credits and want to finish your degree? Apply now to complete your bachelor's degree 100% online.

► Business Administration (BSBA)
► Criminal Justice Studies
► Psychology


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Register Now for Summer 2024
Registration Now Open Register now for both professional development and Open University summer 2024 courses. Professional…
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SF State Closed for Independence Day, July 4
SF State will be closed for Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2023. 🇺🇸
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Pre-Health Post-Bac: Change in Fees for SCI Classes
Starting in fall 2024, all Pre-Health Post-Bac program courses will be offered at a cost of $600 per unit. The only courses…
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Paralegal Studies: Apply for Fall by August 1
Start in Fall: Apply by August 1 Take the first step toward a rewarding career in the legal field, and apply to our ABA-appr…

Center for Global Engagement

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Center for Global Engagement provides international students and professional groups unparalleled access to pursue rigorous academic education, cutting-edge professional development and enriching cultural exploration at an American university. 

What Students Say

Read what students say about how College of Professional & Global Education courses and programs have helped them achieve their goals.

International Business Certificate Graduate, Sota Watanabe

International Business

Sota Watanabe
Student from Japan

“SF and Silicon Valley are amazing places for people who are involved in the IT space. Through the internship and daily activities, I learned a lot and enhanced my skills. After returning to Japan, I founded my own startup…[and became] a global leader.”

Constructional Professional Student, Kelly Sevier

Construction Professional

Kelly Sevier

“I think the biggest thing I will take from this class is the ability to speak and understand in general terms what types of equipment are used on a project, how they operate and how they affect cost, schedule and profit.”

Erik J. Pelayo

Human Resource Management

Erik J. Pelayo

“The high-caliber education and professional instructors at SF State have always challenged me to keep growing as a person and as a professional in the ever-competitive job market.”

Jen Hua You, Student from Taiwan

San Francisco Discover

Jen Hua You
Student from Taiwan

“This program improved my English speaking and listening skills and gave me more chances to travel around San Francisco including places that are not just tourist attractions. [It let us] both learn and travel as part of the program, and I think it was worthwhile.”

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