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CSU Chico

CSU Chico
CSU Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0722

Official telephone: (530) 898-4636
Toll-free telephone: (800) 542-4426



Screen last updated on: January 27, 2016

Academic Calendar

Semester/term begin dates:
in late August and late January.
Calendar system:
semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held:
Orientation for new students held in June, July, November, December, and January.
Number and length of summer sessions:
Four summer sessions of varying lengths.

Academic Experience

Majors with the highest enrollment:
business administration, psychology, liberal studies
Majors with the lowest enrollment:
French, religious studies, special major
Average freshman GPA:
2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year:
Student:Faculty ratio:
Total faculty:
491 men, 478 women, 969 total
Full-time faculty:
260 men, 200 women, 460 total
Part-time faculty:
231 men, 278 women, 509 total
Graduation rate:
56% within six years
CSU Chico

Required Undergraduate Curriculum

General education/core curriculum is required:
Minor requirements:
not required for graduation
Physical education is required:
There are religious requirements for graduation:

Programs Offered

Special programs offered:
student-designed majors, double majors, independent study, honors program, internships, distance learning
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:
Certificate programs.
Preprofessional programs offered:
pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-theology, pre-optometry, forensic science, forestry, physical therapy, nursing
Education certifications are offered:
Education certifications:
early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education, adult education, bilingual/bicultural
Cooperative programs are offered:
Cooperative education programs:
agriculture, art, business, computer science, education, engineering, health professions, humanities, natural science, social/behavioral science, technologies, music technology
Graduate schools/programs are offered:
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes:
Domestic off-campus semester-away programs:
UN Semester
Schools with which domestic exchange programs are offered:
Domestic exchange programs with many colleges and universities.
Study abroad opportunities:
Study abroad in Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Gambia, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
Other special or unique academic programs:
Six-week Latin American studies immersion program (Merida, Mexico). Panetta Institute Congressional Internship.
Army ROTC:
not offered
Navy ROTC:
not offered
Air Force ROTC:
not offered

List of Majors

Bachelor's Degrees:
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Computer Graphics
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Sciences/Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Communications Design
  • Computer Animation/Game Development
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Concrete Industry Management
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geoscience
  • German
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Independent Major
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Multicultural/Gender Studies
  • Music
  • Music Industry/Technology
  • Musical Theatre
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition/Food Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation Administration
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Major
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Theatre Arts

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