Required courses for the major: 
44  54 Units 

 Required Core Courses. Students must complete core courses plus one CSU, Chico Option below  
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 110 or one year of high school chemistry,  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  51 hours Lecture / 102 hours Lab  This course introduces students to the basic principles of chemistry with a quantitative emphasis. Topics include atomic theory, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, intermolecular forces and solutions. This is the first semester of a oneyear course in chemistry intended for majors in the natural sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics, premedicine), mathematics, and engineering. The twosemester sequence of CHEM 1 and CHEM 2 provides the basic chemical background needed for further investigations into our physical environment. (CID CHEM 110/120S).Graded Only. 

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 42, MATH 40 (or concurrent enrollment)  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  51 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  An introduction to the analysis, construction and measurement of electrical circuits. Use of analytical techniques based on the application of circuit laws and network theorems. Basic use of electrical test and measurement instruments including multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and function generators. Use of circuit simulation software. Interpretation of measured and simulated data based on principles of circuit analysis for Direct Current (DC), analysis, transient, and sinusoidal steadystate Alternating Current (AC) conditions containing resistors, capacitors, inductors, dependent sources, operational amplifiers and /or switches. Elementary circuit design. Practical considerations such as component value tolerance and nonideal aspects of laboratory instruments. Construction and measurement of basic operational amplifier circuits. Natural and forced responses of first and second order RLC circuits; the use of phasors; AC power calculations; power transfer; and energy concepts. (CID ENGR 260/260L). 

Prerequisite(s): MATH 20 and MATH 26 or collegelevel precalculus  Recommended Prep: Four years of high school collegepreparatory Mathematics and Reading Level IV  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  85 hours Lecture  A first course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable: functions, limits and continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Primarily for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Majors. (CID MATH 210). 

Prerequisite(s): MATH 30  Recommended Prep: Reading Level IV  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  68 hours Lecture  A second course in differential and integral calculus of a single variable: integration; techniques of integration, infinite sequences and series, polar and parametric equations, applications of integration. Primarily for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Majors. For students who have no knowledge of or access to a symbolic math program (such as MAPLE, Mathematica, Derive, or the TI89,) the mathematics department offers instruction in MAPLE (MATH 31A), which may be taken concurrently with MATH 31. (CID MATH 220). 

Prerequisite(s): MATH 31  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  68 hours Lecture  Vector valued functions, calculus of functions of more than one variable, partial derivatives, multiple integration, Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem, divergence theorem. (CID MATH 230). 

Prerequisite(s): MATH 31  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  68 hours Lecture  The course is an introduction to ordinary differential equations including both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as applications from a variety of disciplines. Introduces the theoretical aspects of differential equations, including establishing when solution(s) exist, and techniques for obtaining solutions, including, series solutions, and singular points, Laplace transforms and linear systems. (CID MATH 240). 

Prerequisite(s): MATH 30  Recommended Prep: High school physics  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  51 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course, intended for students majoring in physical sciences and engineering, is part of a threesemester course whose contents may be offered in other sequences or combinations. Core topics include an introduction to kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, gravitation and simple harmonic motion. It is highly recommended that students also enroll in PHYS 51. (CID PHYS 205).Graded Only. 

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 41, MATH 31  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  51 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course, intended for students majoring in physical sciences and engineering, is part of a threesemester course whose contents may be offered in other sequences or combinations. Core topics include electrostatics, magnetism, DC and AC circuits, and Maxwell’s equations. It is highly recommended that students also enroll in PHYS 52. (CID PHYS 210).Graded Only. 

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 41, MATH 31  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  51 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course, intended for students majoring in physical sciences and engineering, is part of a threesemester course whose contents may be offered in other sequences or combinations. Core topics include optics and modern physics. (CID PHYS 43).Graded Only. 
 Civil Engineering Option at CSU, Chico  
Prerequisite(s): MATH 20 or high school trigonometry  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  The course applies theory and principles of plane surveying: office computations and design; operation of surveying field equipment; and production of engineering plans/maps. Topics include distances, angles, and directions; differential leveling; traversing; property/boundary surveys; topographic surveys/mapping; volume/earthwork; horizontal and vertical curves; land description techniques; and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Extensive field work using tapes, levels, transits, theodolites, total stations, and GPS. (CID ENGR 180). 

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 3  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course introduces students to civil engineering design standards, concepts and procedures related to transportation engineering and construction management. Topics include the standards and design of horizontal curves, vertical curves and earthwork related to transportation projects in addition to survey staking, state plane coordinates, geographic information systems and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) related to project surveying. The laboratory portion of the course includes the application of 3dimensional graphic modeling software requiring creativity in design, development of construction plans, and operation of modern surveying equipment, such as total stations and GPS. 

Prerequisite(s): MATH 31, PHYS 41  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  A first course in engineering mechanics: properties of forces, moments, couples and resultants; two and threedimensional force systems acting on engineering structures in equilibrium; analysis of trusses, and beams; distributed forces, shear and bending moment diagrams, center of gravity, centroids, friction, and area and mass moments of inertia. Optional additional topics include fluid statics, cables, Mohr's circle and virtual work. (CID ENGR 130). 

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 41, CHEM 1  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  51 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course presents the internal structures and resulting behaviors of materials used in engineering applications, including metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and semiconductors. The emphasis is upon developing the ability both to select appropriate materials to meet engineering design criteria and to understand the effects of heat, stress, imperfections, and chemical environments upon material properties and performance. Laboratories provide opportunities to directly observe the structures and behaviors discussed in the course, to operate testing equipment, to analyze experimental data, and to prepare reports. (CID ENGR 140). 

Recommended Prep: Reading Level IV; English Level III; Math Level III  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course introduces students to basic drafting concepts using both freehand sketching and AutoCAD, an industrystandard computeraided drafting (CAD) application. It is intended for drafting majors, engineering majors, interior design majors and prearchitectural students. Topics include line and geometric shape development, freehand sketching, basic AutoCAD commands, text commands, file management, orthographic and pictorial projection, dimensioning, sectioning, auxiliaries, and architectural drawings using sketching and a twodimensional (2D) drafting application. Document reproduction, printing and plotting will be introduced and practiced. 
 Computer Engineering Option at CSU, Chico  
Prerequisite(s): CSCI 20  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course is an introduction to the organization and behavior of modern computer systems at the assembly language level. Topics include numerical computation, the internal representation of simple data types and structures, data representation errors, and procedural errors. Students will learn how to map statements and constructs of highlevel languages onto sequences of machine instructions. (CID COMP 142). 

Recommended Prep: Reading Level IV; English Level IV; Math Level IV and CSCI 4  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course is an introduction to the discipline of computer science, with a focus on the design and implementation of algorithms to solve simple problems using a highlevel programming language. Topics include fundamental programming constructs, problemsolving strategies, debugging techniques, declaration models, and an overview of procedural and objectoriented programming languages. Students will learn to design, implement, test, and debug algorithms using pseudocode and a highlevel programming language. (CID COMP 122). 

Prerequisite(s): CSCI 20  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This is a software engineering course, focused on the application of software engineering techniques for the design and development of large programs. Topics include data abstraction, data structures and associated algorithms, recursion, declaration models, and garbage collection. Students will learn to design, implement, test, and debug programs using an objectoriented language. (CID COMP 132). 
 Electrical/Electronic Engineering Option at CSU, Chico  
Prerequisite(s): CSCI 20  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course is an introduction to the organization and behavior of modern computer systems at the assembly language level. Topics include numerical computation, the internal representation of simple data types and structures, data representation errors, and procedural errors. Students will learn how to map statements and constructs of highlevel languages onto sequences of machine instructions. (CID COMP 142). 

Recommended Prep: Reading Level IV; English Level IV; Math Level IV and CSCI 4  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course is an introduction to the discipline of computer science, with a focus on the design and implementation of algorithms to solve simple problems using a highlevel programming language. Topics include fundamental programming constructs, problemsolving strategies, debugging techniques, declaration models, and an overview of procedural and objectoriented programming languages. Students will learn to design, implement, test, and debug algorithms using pseudocode and a highlevel programming language. (CID COMP 122). 
 or Mechanical Engineering Option at CSU, Chico  
Recommended Prep: Reading Level IV; English Level III; Math Level III  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This is a computerbased engineering graphics course that introduces students to graphical design and problem solving using freehand sketching and a solid modeling application. Topics include sketching and modeling using extrudes, sweeps, and lofts. Additional topics include assemblies development and detail drawing output. Graphics standards including American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Y14.5 and international standards application will be introduced and practiced. 

Prerequisite(s): MATH 31, PHYS 41  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  A first course in engineering mechanics: properties of forces, moments, couples and resultants; two and threedimensional force systems acting on engineering structures in equilibrium; analysis of trusses, and beams; distributed forces, shear and bending moment diagrams, center of gravity, centroids, friction, and area and mass moments of inertia. Optional additional topics include fluid statics, cables, Mohr's circle and virtual work. (CID ENGR 130). 

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 41, CHEM 1  Transfer Status: CSU/UC  51 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  This course presents the internal structures and resulting behaviors of materials used in engineering applications, including metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and semiconductors. The emphasis is upon developing the ability both to select appropriate materials to meet engineering design criteria and to understand the effects of heat, stress, imperfections, and chemical environments upon material properties and performance. Laboratories provide opportunities to directly observe the structures and behaviors discussed in the course, to operate testing equipment, to analyze experimental data, and to prepare reports. (CID ENGR 140). 

Prerequisite(s): DFT 2  Transfer Status: CSU  34 hours Lecture / 51 hours Lab  In this computerbased engineering graphics course students who have already completed the learning objectives of DFT2: Engineering Graphics I will be introduced to the use of a solid modeling application for simulation of parts and assemblies using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methodology. Students will model parts and assemblies and will test them using simulation and engineering analysis. Topics include static, frequency, thermal, vibration and drop test analysis methods. The use of simulation to generate engineering reports will be introduced and reports will be generated. 
 CSU, Chico also offers an option in Mechatronic Engineering. Visit www.assist,org for more information  
