Courses & Degree Programs

Chico State Special Sessions

Professional & 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 

If you live outside of California, please verify our online programs are available in your state. There are approximately nineteen states where it is cost prohibitive for Chico State to offer online courses and degree programs.  

Degree Completion Programs in Redding

In partnership with Shasta College, Chico State offers 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 directly to your computer, providing maximum flexibility and access for our off-campus students. 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...