Areas of Study

Select an area of study from the accordion below for more information on the programs offered. Similarly, information about the programs offered within each discipline can be found on the Explore Degrees & Programs page. 

Areas of Study List

Acceptance of Registration and Admission 

Acceptance of registration by Colorado Mesa University and admission to any education program at the University does not constitute a contract or warranty that the University will continue to offer the program in which a student is enrolled. The University expressly reserves the right to change, phase out or discontinue any program. The listing of courses contained in any University bulletin, catalog or schedule is by way of announcement only and shall not be regarded as an offer of contract. The University expressly reserves the right to:

  1. add or delete programs and/or courses from its offerings,
  2. change times or locations of courses or programs,
  3. change academic calendars without notice,
  4. cancel any course for insufficient registrations, or
  5. revise or change rules, charges, fees, schedules, courses, requirements for degrees, and other policies or regulations affecting students, including, but not limited to, evaluation standards, whenever the same is in the best interests of the University.

NOTE: Students should consult the Financial Aid Office for eligibility requirements of undergraduate & graduate certificates.

Assessment of Student Learning

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing quality education for students across all disciplines through a supportive learning environment. Assessment of student learning is a process used to measure student progress in the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful after graduation. All students will participate in the process by engaging in assessment activities through submitting course assignments, taking examinations, completing surveys and/or writing standardized tests. Evidence collected through assessment assists faculty in program improvement at the certificate, undergraduate and graduate level.

Student learning at CMU is centered on specialized knowledge and applied learning in the discipline as well as the intellectual skills of communication fluency, quantitative fluency, information literacy, personal and social responsibility, and critical thinking. Assessment also involves student learning at the co-curricular level in a variety of areas. Data gathered will be evaluated in aggregate form and reported to respective members of the CMU community as well as accreditation organizations. Assessment is a key element to improve teaching and learning, and to enhance the quality of programs at the University.