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CSU Chico

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

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

Website: www.csuchico.edu


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Screen last updated on: February 19, 2015
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: industrial technology, instructional media, linguistics
Average freshman GPA: 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 86%
Student:Faculty ratio: 24:1
Total faculty: 461 men, 439 women, 900 total
Full-time faculty: 255 men, 186 women, 441 total
Part-time faculty: 206 men, 253 women, 459 total
Graduation rate: 57% within six years

CSU Chico
REQUIRED UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: not required for graduation
Physical education is required: no
There are religious requirements for graduation: no

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: yes
Education certifications:
early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education, adult education, bilingual/bicultural
Cooperative programs are offered: yes
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: yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes: yes
Domestic off-campus semester-away programs: UN Semester
Study abroad opportunities:
Study abroad in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and Turkey.
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
  • 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 Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Concrete Industry Management
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • 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

ADVANCED CREDIT/PLACEMENT
Credit placement options:
  • credit and/or placement for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 3 or higher)
  • neither credit nor placement for CLEP general
  • credit and/or placement for CLEP subject
  • credit for Regents College Exams (RCE)
  • neither credit nor placement for ACT PEP
  • neither credit nor placement for DANTES
  • credit and/or placement for school's own challenge exams
  • credit for relevant military experience
  • credit and/or placement for relevant life experience
  • credit and/or placement for international baccalaureate
Restrictions on CEEB Advanced Placement options:
scores of 3 or higher will be granted up to 8 semester hours of college credit.

 
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