Current Students

You had many options when choosing a university. We are very pleased that you chose Chico State and a major in the College of Natural Sciences. The faculty and staff in our college are deeply committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. Our goal is to make sure you take full advantage of all your college has to offer, so take a look at the information below. It will give you a better sense of all the marvelous things happening here.

Degrees Offered

Check out our degrees for undergraduate, pre-professional, and graduate students. We have high placement rates for our graduating biologists, chemists, environmental scientists, geologists, mathematicians, nurses, nutritionists, physicists, and statisticians.

Student Organizations

Student organizations are a great place to meet others with similar interests. Our student organizations provide out-of-classroom support, donate to college scholarships, participate in community service projects, and provide a place where you can relax and have fun.

Facts and Highlights

We have a dedicated and accessible faculty with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research in the College of Natural Sciences. Our programs are designed to help our students develop professional creativity, scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills, and ethical orientation necessary to advance scientific frontiers and promote sound decision-making that benefits society. Twenty Reasons (.pdf) to Major in Math or Science at Chico State.

Financial Aid

Financial aid begins with you. Here is your complete guide to the financial aid process.

Scholarships

Find out how you can receive one of the more than 80 student scholarships and awards that the college gives out each year. The most competitive and prestigious is the Floyd L. English Natural Sciences Scholarship.

Admissions

If you are not enrolled, find out how to become a Chico State student.

Advising

Academic Advising can help with General Education requirements, major exploration, graduation requirements, and academic probation and disqualification.

Career Services

The Career Planning and Placement Office offers guidance to undergraduate, graduate, re-entry students, and alumni through all phases of the career planning process.