College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Future Wildcats

A Message from Dean Butts

Tracy Butts, Dean HFA

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 2022, I would like to invite you to join me and my colleagues on campus for Choose Chico Day on Saturday, April 9, 2022. This event is a campus wide open house. The College of Humanities and Fine Arts will host our Academic Showcase in the Arts and Humanities building courtyard from 9:30AM till 11:00AM.

Check your email and register now for this and other Choose Chico events. 

HFA faculty, staff, and students will be present to answer any questions you might have about your academic plans; our college, academic programs, curricular offerings, and co- and extra-curricular activities; HFA student advising; as well as the campus and student life. You will also have an opportunity to tour some of our spaces during Choose Chico.

We encourage you to discover more about HFA and your major here on our “Future Wildcats” page, where you can also schedule an advising appointment, declare your intent to enroll in Chico State, browse the links to any of our seven departments, and arrange to chat with one of our HFA Student Ambassadors. We hope to see you on April 9th 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

Apply Now!