California State University, Sacramento offers life-changing possibilities for students, preparing them to be leaders in their careers and communities. Its professors are known for their dedication to great teaching, and direct interaction with students helps to create extensive learning and research opportunities. Sacramento State's location in California’s capital city also provides access to internships and job opportunities with some of the nation's most influential public and private institutions. Students can choose from numerous fields of study. The university offers a strong and diverse academic curriculum that includes nearly 60 undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs, as well as two doctorates. In addition, numerous offerings, such as the Honors Program, help students pursue excellence, meet others with similar interests and develop strong ties with professors. The university have one of the largest cooperative education programs in California, placing students in paid positions where they receive academic credit. Hundreds of other students participate in internships in business and government. One third of Sacramento State students works as volunteers many through a service-learning project in class gaining valuable work experience while helping their community. The Career Center helps students with identifying a career interest, developing interview skills and finding jobs through the extensive Hornet Career Connection, a partnership with local and global employers. Numerous academic programs also have direct links to employers that recruit directly on campus.Outside the classroom, Sacramento State students lead active lives. Campus-sponsored arts programs, speeches, debates, comedy shows and concerts enrich the community throughout the year, and there are abundant cultural and entertainment options in the surrounding area. More than half the University’s students join at least one of 250 student organizations, and thousands participate in the intramural sports program. About 400 intercollegiate athletes compete at the NCAA Division I level.The beautiful 300-acre campus is surrounded with lush landscaping and more than 3,500 trees. Sacramento State also has recently completed the two greenest buildings in the history of the University. The American River Courtyard is a suite-style residence hall on campus that offers amenities such as private bedrooms, kitchenettes and in-suite bathrooms for students. The WELL, a state-of-the-art recreation and wellness center, combines gym space, fitness equipment, medical facilities, an indoor track and a large rock-climbing wall. Both buildings are LEED Gold certified for their energy-saving and sustainability features. Miles of riverfront trails for runners and bicyclists stretch along the adjacent American River Parkway, linking the campus and student housing with recreational areas such as Folsom Lake and Old Sacramento.