Career Center & Student Employment

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.

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

List of Majors
MajorOptions & Certificates
Agricultural Business 

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

Animal ScienceOption: Pre-Veterinary

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

Applied Computer GraphicsAnimation Production, Game Development.
Options: Art Education, Art History, Art Studio, Interior Architecture
Asian Studies 
Biological ScienceOptions: Cellular & Molecular Biology, Ecological, Evolutionary & Organismal Biology, Plant Biology
Biological SciencesFor students pursuing single subject matter preparation in science with a concentration in biological sciences
Business AdministrationOptions: 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 SystemsOptions: Management Information Systems, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Certificate: American Chemical Society
Child Development 
Civil Engineering 
Communication DesignOptions: Graphic Design, Mass Communication Design, Media Arts
Certificate: Web Design and Publishing
Communication StudiesOptions: Organizational Communications, Communication and Public Affairs
Communication Sciences & Disorders 
Computer Animation and Game DevelopmentOptions: Animation Production, Game Development
Computer Engineering 
Computer Information SystemsOption: Formal Business
Computer Science
Concrete Industry Management 
Construction Management 
Criminal JusticeCertificate: 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 
EngineeringCivil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering.
EnglishOptions: English Education, English Studies, Literature
Certificates: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Graduate level only), Teaching College-Level Writing (Graduate level only)
Environmental ScienceOptions: Applied Ecology, Atmosphere and Climate, Energy and Earth Resources, Hydrology
Certificate: Hydrogeology
Exercise Physiology 
Fine ArtsOptions: 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
GeosciencesOptions: Physical Science Education, Science Education with a Concentration in Geosciences
Health ScienceOptions: Health Education, Health Services Administration
HistoryOption: Social Science Pre-Credential
Certificates: Public History, Advanced Study in History (Graduate level only)
HumanitiesOptions: Cultures of Asia, Africa and the Americas, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Interdisciplinary Studies
Instructional Design & TechnologyEnrollment Currently Suspended
Interdisciplinary Programs and Special MajorOptions: Bachelor of Science in a Special Major, Bachelor of Arts in a Special Major
International Relations 
International StudiesAfrican Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, International Languages, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Self-Instructional Language Program.
JournalismOptions: News, Public Relations
KinesiologyOptions: Movement Studies, Outdoor Education, Physical Education Teacher Education
Certificates: Sport and Human Performance
Latin American Studies 
Liberal StudiesOptions: 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
MathematicsOptions: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Education - Credential Program, Statistics
Mechanical Engineering 
Mechatronic Engineering 
MicrobiologyOption: Clinical Laboratory Science, General Microbiology
Multicultural and Gender StudiesOption: Women's Studies
MusicOptions: Music Education, Music Industry, Recording Arts
Certificates: Keyboard Pedagogy, Vocal Performance and Pedagogy
Musical Theatre 
NursingOption: Advanced Placement for RN to BSN
Certificate: Public Health Nursing
Nutrition and Food ScienceOptions: Food and Nutrition Communication, General Dietetics, Nutrition Management
PhilosophyEthics, Philosophy, Pre-Graduate Study, Teaching Critical Thinking.
PhysicsPhysics, Professional Physics, Science Education (Science Credential).
Political ScienceOption: Legal Studies
Certificate: Paralegal
PhilosophyCertificate: Teaching Critical Thinking
PhysicsOption: Professional Physics
Pre-Professional ProgramsOptions: 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, Hospitality, and Parks ManagementOptions: Community and Commercial Recreation and Tourism, Event Management, Parks and Natural Resource Management, Recreation Therapy, Resort and Lodging Management
Certificate: Outdoor Education
Religious StudiesCertificate: Interreligious and Intercultural Relations
Single Subject Matter Preparation ProgramsOptions: 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
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.