Academic Publications & Scheduling Services

About the University Catalog

The University Catalog is an online publication created and maintained by Academic Publications and Scheduling Services. The University Catalog is the source for authoritative information regarding academic program requirements. See the University Catalog Mission Statement.

It is published on a yearly cycle. The catalog's publication cycle is closely tied to the University's academic planning cycle.

APSS works with nearly every university department to:

  • create*, revise or omit catalog content,
  • ensure its visual representation upholds University web standards, and
  • maintain American Disabilities Act accessibility as well as 508 compliance

The University Catalog acts as the academic guide for students. It delineates University academic standards—

  • academic divisions,
  • academic degree programs,
  • academic course information,
  • requirements for obtaining a degree, and
  • CSU system mandated content copy**

—as well as University values—

  • community service,
  • sustainability, and
  • the primacy of learning.

* Content created for the University Catalog should conform to the University Writing Style Guide.

**The University Catalog contains the California State University system polices and regulations such as the student code of conduct, as well as policies on non-discrimination, immunization and determination of residency.

Election of graduation requirements and your catalog rights

As long as you maintain continuous attendance at CSU, Chico, or a combination of CSU campuses and California Community Colleges (CCC), your catalog rights are protected.

Webmasters Guidelines

The University Catalog serves a vital function by providing up-to-date program and course information. "College and department web page developers are encouraged to link directly to the program descriptions in the current online University Catalog" (EM 02-096).

Maintainers of campus websites can make sure that they are providing the most current academic program information by linking directly to the relevant catalog pages. Old versions of the catalog are also available, so site maintainers must be careful to avoid links to outdated catalog content.