California State University-Chico

California State University, Chico (also referred to as Chico State) is the second oldest institution in the California State University system, and is located in Chico, California. Enrolling approximately 16,500 students, Chico State offers 126 bachelor's degree programs, 35 master's degree programs, and four teaching credential programs.

Several of Chico State's programs are highly regarded in the academic community, including its science, technology, communication, engineering, computing, environmental studies, business, and theatre arts programs. The university is organized into seven colleges and four schools. All together, there are over 150 undergraduate degrees available through the university's 50+ departments.

Through the Chico Distance & Online Education division students can pursue fully accredited online courses and degrees without ever setting a foot on campus. Distance learning online degrees include the BA in Social Science, (Multidisciplinary & Specialization Studies Options), BA in Liberal Studies, BA in Sociology, MS in Nursing and Career & Life Planning Certificate.

U.S. News & World Report named Chico State the 6th Best Public Master's Level University in the West.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (530) 898-6116
Address: First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Large ( 14,000+ undergrad, 1,100+ grad )
Award Levels: Batchelor's, Master's
In-State Tuition N/A
Out-of-State Tuition $ 11,232
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 25 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS
Agriculture Operations and Sciences
Agricultural Business and Management
Animal Sciences
Architecture and Related Services
City, Community and Regional Planning
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Botany Plant Biology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Communication and Journalism
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Information Technology
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education and Teaching
Educational Instructional Technology
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology Technician
Engineering Industrial Management
Engineering-related Fields
Industrial Technology Technician
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Rhetoric and Composition
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
Asian Studies
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
Latin American Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Health Services Allied Health Health Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Safety Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Humanities Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences
Geology Earth Science
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
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