The Humanities Program at CSU, Chico is a great place to receive frequent one-on-one time with your academic advisor. In order to ensure that students are progressing in the major, are aware of new course offerings, and have been given the most up-to-date information about the upcoming course schedule, the Humanities Program utilizes mandatory advising. At about the sixth or seventh week of each semester, students are required to make an appointment with their advisor. E-mail reminders will be sent to each student. Students who do not participate in mandatory advising will be unable to register for classes for the next semester until they meet with their advisor.
The Humanities Program advisor is Jed Wyrick, who also serves as the coordinator of the Humanities Program and the chair of the Department of Religious Studies.
As part of their undergraduate education, students in humanities are encouraged to study abroad. You may be able to complete your foreign language study during this time. Other students travel abroad after graduation, teaching English in China, Japan, or Taiwan, or joining the Peace Corps.
Jobs and Internships
In order to prepare themselves for finding jobs after graduation, students are encouraged to pursue internships in organizations in which they would most like to work. Internships can be sought in private companies and corporations, governmental agencies, and non-for-profit organizations, and may involve fields such as the media (print, film, news, television, website), mediation, social services, or human rights.
Students in humanities often pursue graduate study in fields such as art history, area studies, classics, comparative literature, English, film studies, folklore, history, philosophy, religious studies, theatre, and languages and literatures. Some students complement their BA in humanities with advanced degrees in professional fields like business administration, management, education, law, medicine, public administration, international relations, and tourism. For more information on graduate school opportunities, speak with your advisor and individual faculty in the field you would like to pursue.