California State University, Chico

Category: Large public | State: CA

About California State University, Chico

Founded: 1887 Student/Faculty ratio: 23 to 1 Average Class Size: 30 Campus Acreage: Main campus 119 acres; University Farm 800 acres; Ecological Reserves 2,330 acres Location: 90 miles north of Sacramento; 174 miles northeast of San Francisco School Mascot: Wildcat School Colors: Cardinal and White CSU, Chico has 7 colleges, 5 schools, and 29 centers and institutes 36 Bachelor of Arts Programs 30 Bachelor of Science Programs 89 BA and BS Options (within Major) 14 Master of Arts Programs 11 Master of Science Programs 106 Minors 25 Certificate Programs 15 Professional Education Credentials Other Programs Offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts Master of Business Administration Master of Fine Arts Master of Public Administration Master of Social Work Also Pre-Professional Programs Local area recreational activities year-round.

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Why you should attend?

Chico provides a comprehensive success-oriented program for student veterans by creating an atmosphere that far exceeds the basic need for educational benefits. Our Student Veteran Organization (SVO) was founded in 1967 by veterans of the Vietnam Conflict and is one of 20 founding chapters of the Student Veterans of America. SVO is the key stakeholder of VEST (Veteran Educational Support Team), that consists of 12 service professionals on campus that collaborate with agencies in the community to promote a successful transition for our student veterans. We created a Student Veteran Center on our campus in 2010 that is exclusively for student veterans to enjoy their unique culture in a safe environment. The campus celebrates several times each year with public events to promote this culture.


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A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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