CSU, Chico Degree, Certificate & Credit Courses

Courses & Degree Programs

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CSU, Chico Special Sessions

Regional & Continuing Education offers Special Session courses, which are approved Chico State courses offered in addition to the University’s regular semester schedule. Whether your goal is finishing a degree, completing a certificate, or simply earning credit while you learn, Special Sessions help you earn credit toward your goal with the flexibility you need. Read more to learn the benefits of Special Sessions.

Online Degree Programs 

Early Start Program

The Early Start Program (ESP) is an enrollment requirement for first-time freshmen who need help getting ready for college-level English and/or math. The goal of Early Start is to better prepare you in math and English before your first semester even begins so that you have a better chance of completing a college degree. Learn more…

Open University

Open University lets you take Chico State classes on a space-available basis, without requiring formal admission to the University. It provides an opportunity for the general public and disqualified/denied students to have access to regularly scheduled University classes without going through the admissions process. Learn more…

Chico Distance & Online Education

Using a variety of technologies and providing maximum flexibility, Chico Distance & Online Education offers a variety of fully-accredited online degree completion and certificate programs to students outside Chico. Learn more…

Chico State Courses in Redding

CSU, Chico is excited to offer degree programs to students in the Redding area at the Shasta College University Center in Downtown, Redding. Many courses are offered on site in Redding, and others are delivered online through Chico Distance & Online Education, providing maximum flexibility and access for our off-campus students. Learn more…