California State University - Chico

Chico, CA

CSU-Chico says, "General Education is what creates a common intellectual experience for students in all majors, helping you discover that knowledge in one field is connected to knowledge in another, that there is always more to know, and that what you know affects the way you live. Beginning in fall 2012, the new General Education Pathway Program offers students not only an integrated learning experience across the University's academic disciplines, but also the opportunity to earn an interdisciplinary minor in one of ten subjects." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:16,710
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:26%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,348 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$19,228 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Humanities" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Societal Institutions" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative Reasoning" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    California State University - Chico uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/05/2018


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