SF State offers professionally designed academic certificate programs in which F-1 visa students can enroll. Students in these programs are non-matriculated, and these programs do not lead to a degree.
The Hospitality & Tourism Management program is designed to provide students with a core of business education and professional hospitality and tourism management knowledge.
The International Business certificate program is designed to offer international students and non-matriculated United States residents the opportunity to acquire competencies in international business in two semesters.
The Paralegal Studies certificate program is approved by the American Bar Association. Students take five required courses, then choose electives in Corporate & Business Practice, Advanced Litigation and Estate Planning. A Field Experience/Internship course is also recommended.