Explore Shasta College

Check out our 10 "Interest Areas". Still not sure what you're interested in? No problem! Below you'll find resources to help you identify what interests you and how this can translate to an exciting career path.

Academic Counseling Support

For additional support, please schedule a counseling appointment. Still not sure which direction but want to enroll in classes? Here are a few general paths.

Please note that these are samples and that you should confirm what classes are best for you by meeting with an academic counselor.

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Majors
Semester 1 (Fall)
  • ENGL 1A (4 Units)
  • MATH 3 A (4 Units)
  • HIST 17A or B (3 Units)
  • CHEM 1A (5 Units)
Semester 2 (Spring)
  • MATH 3B (5 Units)
  • CHEM 1B (5 Units)
  • PHYS 4A or BIOL 1 (4 Units)
16 Units Total 14 Units Total
30 units by the end of the 1st year
NON-STEM – Social Science or Arts Majors

Semester 1 (Fall)

- ENGL 1A - (4 Units)
- HIST 17A/B - (3 Units)
- CMST 54 or 60 (3 Units)
- PSYC 1A, SOC 1, ADJU 10, or ECON 1A (3 Units)
- SCIENCE NO LAB (3 Units)

Semester 2 (Spring)

- MATH 14 (4 Units)
- ENGL 1B or 1C (3 Units)
- HUM 4, HIST 2 or HIST 3 (3 Units)
- SCIENCE WITH LAB (4 Units)

16 Units Total 14 Units Total
30 units by the end of the 1st year
EDUCATION – Education Majors

Semester 1 (Fall)

- ENGL 1A (4 Units)
- CMST 54 or 60 (3 Units)
- HIST 17A or B (3 Units)
- SCIENCE WITH LAB (4 Units)

Semester 2 (Spring)

- MATH 41B (3 Units)
- SCIENCE WITH LAB (4 Units)
- HUM 2 (3 Units)
- POLS 2 (3 Units)
- ECE 1 or 9 (3 Units)

14 Units Total 16 Units Total
30 units by the end of the 1st year
CTE – Career and Technical Majors
Semester 1 (Fall)

- ENGL 1A (4 Units)
- CMST 10, 20, 30, 40, 54, or 60 (3 Units)
- GE–Natural Science (3 Units)*
- GE–Social Science (3 Units)*
- GE–Humanities (3 Units)*

Semester 2 (Spring)

- MATH 110 (3 Units)
- GE–Multicultural/Living Skills (3 Units)*
- GE–Multicultural  (3 Units)*
- Major Class (3 Units)**
- Major Class (3 Units)**

16 Units Total 15 Units Total
30 units by the end of the 1st year

*For Associate Degree – General Education (GE) area course options, please view the current Shasta College GE sheet located under the "Looking for Shasta College Associate Degree – General Education?" section of the following webpage: General Education for Transfer.

**For Major Class options, please select a class within a major you are interested in to fulfill this requirement.

Career Exploration

Not sure of your career goals? Check out the resources below for more information. 

Additional Educational Opportunities

Not sure Shasta College offers what you're looking for? First, connect with an academic counselor to see if Shasta College has the right degree or certificate for you. Also, check out the resources below with options that might better suit your academic and career needs.

  • Shasta College Community Education: Community Education offers you countless ways to benefit from the experience and expertise of our instructors and industry specialists who teach our classes. Please note that these include courses offered by private agencies and are not eligible for financial aid. They are not verified for accreditation and may not lead to valid certifications. 
  • Shasta College BOLD Program: The Shasta College Bachelor's Through Online & Local Degrees (BOLD) program is a way of earning your Bachelor's Degree without having to relocate. 

Transferring for Bachelor’s Degree

Ready to transfer for a 4-year university or college or want to stay local? Our Transfer Center and BOLD staff are here to guide you!