In addition to supporting the Mission, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes of the Chico State Mathematics & Statistics Department, Developmental Mathematics courses focus on preparation for college level math courses and development of lifelong learning strategies.

The CSU determines placement for general education math courses through multiple measures of academic proficiency that includes high school mathematics grades, high school GPA, grades in collegiate courses, and test scores (ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SAT subject tests, and the Smarter Balanced Assessment/Early Assessment Program) and to determine the need for Early Start.