What Can I Do With My Major

If you are having difficulty deciding what major to choose, the Career Center has resources to help. You may consider a career assessment and/or talking to a career advisor . To further assist you in choosing a major, we have provided a list of majors available at CSU, Chico, linking to lists of possible occupations and resources for further research.

Chico Majors: What Can I Do With This Major?

Click on the alphabet letter or scroll down to a major to link to the catalogue and career descriptions.

A-B      C-F      G-K       L-P      R-T

MajorsOptions & Certificates
Agricultural Business

Options: Agriculture Science and Education; Crops, Horticulture and Land Resource Management
Certificate: Plant Protection

Animal Science Option: Pre-Veterinary

Options: Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Museum Studies
Certificates: Applied Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Resource Management, Forensic Identification, Museum Studies

Applied Computer Graphics Animation Production, Game Development.
Options: Art Education, Art History, Art Studio, Interior Architecture
Asian Studies
Biological Science Options: Cellular & Molecular Biology, Ecological, Evolutionary & Organismal Biology, Plant Biology
Biological Sciences For students pursuing single subject matter preparation in science with a concentration in biological sciences
Business Administration Options: Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Project Management
Certificates: Enterprise Information Systems (Graduate level only), Information Technology, Professional Management Consulting, Professional Sales, Professional Accounting, International Business (Graduate level only)
Business Information Systems Options: Management Information Systems, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Certificate: American Chemical Society
Child Development
Civil Engineering
Communication Design Options: Graphic Design, Mass Communication Design, Media Arts
Certificate: Web Design and Publishing
Communication Studies Options: Organizational Communications, Communication and Public Affairs
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Computer Animation and Game Development Options: Animation Production, Game Development
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems Option: Formal Business
Computer Science
Concrete Industry Management
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Certificate: Paralegal

Certificate: Community College Faculty and Adult Education (Graduate level only)
Teaching Credentials: Multiple Subject; Single Subject; Bilingual, Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development Authorization; Multiple and Single Subject Internship Programs; Education Specialist Credential with emphasis in Mild/Moderate Disabilities; Education Specialist Credential with emphasis in Moderate/Severe Disabilities; Education Specialist Internship Program; Integrated Teacher Education Core BA/Multiple Subject (with Bilingual Authorization Optional); Education Specialist Credential Program; Adapted Physical Education; Agriculture Specialist; Administrative Services; School Psychology; Language, Speech and Hearing
School Personnel Credentials: Administrative Services; School Psychology; Language, Speech and Hearing

Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Engineering Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering.
English Options: English Education, English Studies, Literature
Certificates: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Graduate level only), Teaching College-Level Writing (Graduate level only)
Environmental Science Options: Applied Ecology, Atmosphere and Climate, Energy and Earth Resources, Hydrology
Certificate: Hydrogeology
Exercise Physiology
Fine Arts Options: Art Studio, Interior Architecture
Options: Human Geography & Planning, Physical & Environmental Geography
Certificates: Geospatial Technology, Land Use and Environmental Planning
Applied Ecology, Atmospheric Science, Earth Resource Science, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Geosciences, Hydrological Science, Hydrogeology, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Physical Science Education, Science Education (Science Credential).
Certificate: Hydrogeology
Geosciences Options: Physical Science Education, Science Education with a Concentration in Geosciences
Health Science Options: Health Education, Health Services Administration
History Option: Social Science Pre-Credential
Certificates: Public History, Advanced Study in History (Graduate level only)
Humanities Options: Cultures of Asia, Africa and the Americas, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interdisciplinary Studies
Instructional Design & Technology Enrollment Currently Suspended
Interdisciplinary Programs and Special Major Options: Bachelor of Science in a Special Major, Bachelor of Arts in a Special Major
International Relations
International Studies African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, International Languages, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Self-Instructional Language Program.
Journalism Options: News, Public Relations
Kinesiology Options: Movement Studies, Outdoor Education, Physical Education Teacher Education
Certificates: Sport and Human Performance
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies Options: Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Pre-Credential, General Pre-Credential, General Online Pre-Credential, Integrated Teacher Education Core: Blended Program, Integrated Teacher Education Core: Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Blended Program, Liberal Arts
Mathematics Options: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Education - Credential Program, Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronic Engineering
Microbiology Option: Clinical Laboratory Science, General Microbiology
Multicultural and Gender Studies Option: Women's Studies
Music Options: Music Education, Music Industry, Recording Arts
Certificates: Keyboard Pedagogy, Vocal Performance and Pedagogy
Musical Theatre
Natural Science Options: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Human Biology, Physical Science
Nursing Option: Advanced Placement for RN to BSN
Certificate: Public Health Nursing
Nutrition and Food Science Options: Food and Nutrition Communication, General Dietetics, Nutrition Management
Philosophy Ethics, Philosophy, Pre-Graduate Study, Teaching Critical Thinking.
Physics Physics, Professional Physics, Science Education (Science Credential).
Political Science Option: Legal Studies
Certificate: Paralegal
Philosophy Certificate: Teaching Critical Thinking
Physics Option: Professional Physics
Pre-Professional Programs Options: Pre-Business (Business), Pre-Dentistry (Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biology), Pre-Forensic Science (Anthropology), Pre-Law (Political Science and Philosophy), Pre-Medicine (Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry), Pre-Nursing (Nursing), Pre-Optometry (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Pre-Pharmacy (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Pre-Physical Therapy (Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Biology Chemistry or Biochemistry), Pre-Theology (Comparative Religion and Humanities), Pre-Veterinary (Biology)
Public Administration
Recreation Administration Options: Community and Commercial Recreation and Tourism, Event Management, Parks and Natural Resource Management, Recreation Therapy, Resort and Lodging Management
Certificate: Outdoor Education
Religious Studies Certificate: Interreligious and Intercultural Relations
Single Subject Matter Preparation Programs Options: Agriculture, Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Spanish, Liberal Studies (Multiple Subjects), Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Social Science
Social Science and Special Programs
Options: Multidisciplinary Studies, Specialization Studies
Social Work
Certificate: Gerontology
Sustainable Manufacturing
Theatre Arts

Explore a Major through Chico State Coursework

A great way to explore a major of interest is to take a class in the discipline you are considering:

  • Major Exploration - Taking one (or more) of the classes listed may help with your career exploration.