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Colleges / California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico

Chico, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

CSU Chico Academics

California State University, Chico requires at least 120 units to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at CSU Chico, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. CSU Chico accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, CSU Chico does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 65% of students who start college at CSU Chico finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

CSU Chico offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: CSU Chico may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take At CSU Chico?

CSU Chico has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with CSU Chico directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at CSU Chico

When choosing a major, CSU Chico students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at CSU Chico.

Student Designed Majors

CSU Chico allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

CSU Chico does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at CSU Chico

CSU Chico offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About California State University, Chico

Does CSU Chico Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ CSU Chico offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does CSU Chico Offer Online Classes?

✅ CSU Chico has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does CSU Chico Offer Credit for AP Classes?

✅ CSU Chico offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does CSU Chico Have An Honors Program?

✅ CSU Chico offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at CSU Chico.

Does CSU Chico Require Internships?

🟨 CSU Chico does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.

Additional Information About California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico Library

The main library on campus is the Meriam Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at CSU Chico

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

CSU Chico does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


Does CSU Chico have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

CSU Chico does not have any ROTC programs.

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CSU Chico Majors & Subject Areas

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Campus Setting

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Application Deadline

Dec 15
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