You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $3,665
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $6,717
PLAN A, PLAN B
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
With approximately 40 percent of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the California State University system. The SSU educational experience fosters intellectual, cognitive, social and personal growth.
Residential Life department and the Center for Student Leadership, Involvement & Service organize a wide variety of social and educational activities to ensure there activities for students.
Campus Location - Located in California's premier wine country, Sonoma State University is 1 hour north of San Francisco.
Helpful Information - Check out our online exchange student handbook!
Overseas campus programs, Chemistry, Nursing, or all credential programs.Limitations
Communications, Hutchins School (Liberal Studies), and Wine Business are all high demand majors. Students wishing to study Biology must have advising meetings with Biology adviser, (over the phone, internet, or other prior submitting course requests.)Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice are all impacted majors and courses may be limited for NSE students.Notable Academic Programs
Unique Academic Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies, Evolutionary Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology
Area Studies: American Multicultural Studies, Art Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, European Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, Hispanic Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies, Multi-Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, Popular Culture
Art/Design/Fine Art: Applied Art, Art, Art History, Arts Administration, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Commercial and Advertising Art, Computer Graphics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts
Athletics: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching, Movement Studies, Physical Education
Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Zoology
Business: Accounting, Administrative Office Management, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Labor Studies, Local Public Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Organizational Studies, Public Administration, Wine Business
Communications: Audio Production Technology, Broadcasting, Communication, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Mass Communication, Newspapers, Organizational Communication, Print Media, Radio and Television Studies, Television, Writing/Editing
Computer Science: Computer Network Security, System Administration
Criminal Justice: Administration of Justice, Corrections, Crime and Society, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences, Systems of Justice
Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Physical Sciences, Planetary and Space Sciences, Science
Economics: Applied Economics, Economics, International Economics
Education: Child Development, Early Childhood
English: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Language and Literacy, Linguistics, Literature, Writing
Environmental Studies: Coastal Environmental Studies, Conservation, Ecology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Biology, Environmental Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Environmental Technology, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Renewable Natural Resources, Resource Recreation Management, Sustainability Studies
Food Science: Nutrition
Foreign Language: English as a Foreign Language, French, French as a Foreign Language, German, Language and Culture, Languages, Spanish
General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Individualized Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature
Geography and Urban Studies: Environmental Planning, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Planning
Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Science, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Wellness
Information Studies: Applied Computer Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Information Technology, Systems Programming
Interdisciplinary Studies: Popular Culture
International Studies: International Relations, International Studies
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Marine Studies, Oceanography
Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics, Pure Math, Statistics
Performing Arts: Ballet, Choral Music, Dance, Design/Technical, Jazz Composition, Modern Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Theory and Composition, Music Therapy, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Technical Theater, Theater Arts Administration, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Production
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Humanistic Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies
Physics: Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Physics
Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Peace Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies
Psychology: Behavioral Science, Child Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Psychology
Recreation: Outdoor Education, Parks Administration and Management, Recreation, Recreation Leadership
Sociology/Social Work: Community Services, Gender Studies, Social Change and Development, Social Science, Social Service, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies
Technology: Computer Technology
Theater: Performance and Directing
Figures are current as of 6/3/2015.
Important Notes: Please visit this website, http://www.sonoma.edu/registration/fees and scroll down to 'List of campus-based fees' to view the breakdown of each one.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Housing contracts are signed for a full year. Students who are staying for only one semester must hand in the "Petition to Vacate" by November 15 to avoid a $250 fee. For on-campus housing information: http://www.sonoma.edu/housing/
Meal Plans Per Semester
A description of the meal plans available is listed here: http://www.sonoma.edu/culinaryservices/mealplans.html