College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Future Wildcats

A message from Dean Butts

Dean Butts

Greetings and Welcome to the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Chico State! If you are visiting this page, you are likely applying to universities and looking for information about academic programs, faculty, and student engagement opportunities.  Or, you have been accepted as a major in one of the disciplines in the college.  If the latter, congratulations!  Either way, you are on the brink of making some important decisions regarding your academic future.  It is my hope that our “Future Wildcats” page will prove useful to you in your decision-making. 

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts (referred to on campus as HFA) is home to seven academic departments: Art and Art History, Comparative Religion and Humanities, English, History, International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Music and Theatre, and Philosophy.

If you have been offered admissions to Chico State for Fall 2021, I would like to invite you to join me and my colleagues on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:45 pm on Zoom for the HFA Choose Chico presentation(opens in new window).  You will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and students to learn more about all your major, the college, and Chico State have to offer. The HFA Choose Chico presentation will include:

  • Brief welcome remarks from me, the Dean of the College;
  • A welcome from Kylee Sharp, the HFA Advising and Retention Specialist who will orient you to the various advising resources on campus;
  • An information session with faculty, staff, and students in your major department who can answer your questions about coursework, co-curricular activities, and your academic plans.
  • A panel discussion with our HFA Student Ambassadors who can give you an insider’s perspective on all things Chico State.

 Register now for this and other Choose Chico events(opens in new window).

In the meantime, we encourage you to discover more about HFA and your major on our “Future Wildcats” page, where you can also schedule an advising appointment, declare your intent to enroll in Chico State, and arrange to chat with one of our HFA Student Ambassadors. We hope to see you on April 12th and in the fall.


Tracy R. Butts, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Professor of American and African American Literature

Contact us:

Phone: 530-898-5351

Arrange to chat with one of our HFA Student Ambassadors:

Email: or schedule a zoom advising appointment

Schedule an Advising Appt

Declare intent to Enroll