Areas of Study

Select an area of study 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. 

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: Date in parentheses following faculty member’s name indicates the first calendar year of a full-time faculty appointment at Colorado Mesa University or Western Colorado Community College. Only full time faculty are listed; prior temporary or part-time service is not indicated. Faculty members with a temporary appointment do not have a year listed.

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 by program faculty 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 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 and critical thinking. Part of assessment also involves student learning at the co-curricular level in areas such as student life or service learning. Students will be expected to participate in assessment and provide honest feedback for evaluation. 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.