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We believe a great education shouldn't feel out of reach. At CSU Pueblo, we meet you where you are and help you get where you want to be. Here, students have access to top-quality, accessible, and affordable learning. 

Our small class sizes, nationally recognized faculty, flexibility for distance learning, and career-relevant experiences set students up for success now and in the future.

We offer several degree options, from undergraduate programs, graduate studies, and full online offerings. 3+2 Programs allow students to obtain both an undergraduate and graduate degree in as little as five years. 

Summer 2021 Courses

Our summer semester offers small class sizes and over 100 courses that can be applied to a new degree, certificate, or minor at CSU Pueblo. Students that enroll in nine summer credits are eligible for a $500 scholarship, making summer the best time to transition to your academic area of interest.

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Program Undergraduate Graduate Minor/Certificate 3+2 Keywords Content
Accounting A
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business, excel, numbers, math
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The major in accounting leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA).

This program covers the conceptual basis of accounting as well as the application of accounting doctrine. The coursework provides a broad base of knowledge required by the accounting profession.

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Differentiators

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs and less than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Career Outcomes / Salaries

~ $40,000

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Anthropology Z
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anthropology, culture, people, cultures, history
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Anthropology minor provides a rigorous course of study for students seeking to understand the human cultural and biological experience.

It also prepares students interested in pursuing graduate work in anthropology or professional degrees in related fields such as sociology, psychology, criminology, history, business, education, or medicine.

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Differentiators

Students pursuing the Anthropology minor will be exposed to important sub disciplines: biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology and linguistics.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Art A
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artistry, drawing, graphic design, pottery, art club
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Art BA and BFA programs prepare students to be practicing artists, to enter graduate school for further professional education, or to enter the job market in art-related careers.

The art curriculum is designed to promote exploration and increase the student’s understanding of art and its relationship to society.

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Differentiators

The Art Department provides facilities, a creatively active faculty, and engaging classes covering many topics. While at CSU Pueblo, students mature as artists and integrate their knowledge in broad ways to fulfill their creative and professional lives.

Emphasis Areas

Art Education: K-12 
Art History
Automotive Industry Management A
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Automotive Industry Management, AIM, car, cars, automotive industry, automotives, imports, finance, marketing, supervising
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The automotive industry management program provides management skills to succeed in the automotive industry. It leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree through the Hasan School of Business.

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Differentiators

The classes emphasize personnel supervision, financial analysis, customer relations, warranty administration sales promotion, techniques of technical problem-solving, service management, marketing, merchandising and distribution methods used by the automotive aftermarket, automotive manufacturer and import industries.

Career Outcomes / Salaries

The AIM Program has a 97 percent placement rate with alumni in top companies such as Ford, Mercedes Benz, etc.

Biology A
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life, science
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Biology department offers a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, minor/certification options, and several areas of emphasis to prepare students for graduate school or a wide variety of professional careers.

A fundamental part of each of these programs is the carefully supervised career planning provided by the Biology department.

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Differentiators

The B.S. in Biology with a Biomedical Science emphasis includes pre-professional programs: Chiropractic, Dental, Medical, Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine.

3+2 Program: Allows undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue both the Baccalaureate (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in five years.

Emphasis Areas

Basic Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dental
Pre-Medical (including Osteopathic, Podiatric and Optometric)
Pre Medical Laboratory Science                                        
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Pharmacy                                                                          
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Environmental Biosciences
Cellular and Molecular Biosciences (including Forensics & Bioinformatics)
Biology/Chemistry Double Major
Biology Secondary Certification
3+2 Joint Degree Program
Business A
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accounting, economics, finance, managing, business, math, marketing
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) is available on-campus or entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online. This allows working students to create flexible schedules that fit their unique lifestyles.

 

The Business minor provides non-business students with a basic understanding of accounting, economics, finance, managing a business, and marketing a product or service. 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is available on-campus or entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online. Graduates of the program are prepared for high-level management careers.

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Differentiators

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs and less than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Students can pursue a 3+2 program to obtain a Bachelor Degree and an MBA in five years.

Emphasis Areas

Healthcare Administration
3+2 Integrated Joint Degree Program – Construction Management
3+2 Integrated Degree Program - Computer Information Systems
3+2 Integrated Degree Program - Management
3+2 Non-Integrated Degree Program
Business Management A
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Business, Management, Administration, accounting, economics, finance, marketing, math
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program provides students with the basis of business as well as the skills to have leadership roles in industry, government and education sectors.

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Differentiators

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs and less than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Emphasis Areas

Agribusiness
Information Technology
Organizational Risk and Security Management
Sports Industry Management
Cannabis Biology and Chemistry A
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cannabis, biology, chemistry, cannabis studies
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Bachelor of Science in Cannabis Biology and Chemistry (CBC) provides students an understanding of basic chemical and biological principles that can be applied to the cannabis science industry.

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Differentiators

The Bachelor of Science in Cannabis Biology and Chemistry is one of the leading cannabis undergraduate programs in the country.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Chemistry A
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chemicals, chemistry, chemist, science, stem
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Chemistry Department offers several chemistry degrees and options for students interested in careers as professional chemists or attend graduate schools in a chemical science.

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Differentiators

The chemistry curriculum is certified by the American Chemical Society

3+2 Chemistry Program: Graduate with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in five years.

Emphasis Areas

ACS Certified
Basic Chemistry
Biochemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary
Secondary Teaching Certification
Chicano Studies Z
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Chicano Studies, history, sociology
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Chicano Studies minor focuses on history, cultural studies, and selected courses to provide an in-depth knowledge of the Chicano/a community.

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Career Outcomes / Salaries

The Chicano/a studies minor complements majors and careers in law, sociology, social work, languages, education, government, business and other disciplines.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Civil Engineering Technology A
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Civil Engineering Technology, CET, construction
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Civil Engineering, B.S. Program produces civil engineering technologists that can perform engineering surveys, standard analysis and design, and can conduct standard laboratory and field tests. 

The major in civil engineering technology leads to a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology (BSCET) Degree. 

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Differentiators

This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Coaching Z
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Coaching, sports
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Coaching minor is designed for students aspiring to coach individuals from pre-Kindergarten through college.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Communication & Rhetoric Z
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A
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Communication, Rhetoric
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Communication & Rhetoric minor is for students interested in developing effective written and verbal communication skills. It emphasizes both an understanding and application of communication to prepare students to successfully navigate a variety of communication challenges. 

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Composition and Music Theory Z
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composition, music theory, music
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The minor in Composition and Music Theory provides a solid understanding of music as well as a broad foundation of compositional skills. The minor leads up to a composition recital which provides graduates with recordings and scores for a graduate composition admissions portfolio.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Computer Information Systems A
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CIS, Computer Information Systems, Computer, Computer Science, coding, html, java, website, websites
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Computer Information Systems program provides a foundation of all computer skills, and prepares graduates for successful careers in the information technology (IT) fields such as cyber security, data analytics, and software development.

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Differentiators

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs and less than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Emphasis Areas

Cyber Security
Data Analytics
Software Development
Construction Management A
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Construction Management, marketing, finance
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Construction Management, B.S. program combines the art and science of building technology with essential principles of business, management, computer technology and leadership.

Construction Management involves the planning, scheduling, evaluation, and control of construction resources and activities. The program provides students with industry current and relevant skills necessary to manage construction related projects.

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Differentiators

This program is available on-campus, hybrid format, or entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online.

Creative Writing Z
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Creative Writing, stories, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, publishing
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Creative Writing minor is designed for non-English majors who are considering a career in creative writing or a graduate degree (MA or MFA) in their chosen field.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Criminology A
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Criminology, crime
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Criminology, B.A. program examines the making of laws, the nature and extent of crime and criminality, and efforts to control crime. The program provides students with a strong foundation in sociological theory and research to understand crime and justice in society, as well as think critically and creatively about what does and doesn't work in current crime control efforts.

Courses focus on the social construction or definitions of crime, the causes of crime and delinquency, and on the origin, nature, and consequences of societal reactions to criminal offending, including practices in both public and private justice agencies. 

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Career Outcomes / Salaries

Students pursuing careers in traditional criminal justice fields, such as policing, probation & parole, corrections and reintegration, will develop a strong foundation to work and effect social change in these fields. Criminology majors interested in careers in legal advocacy, community activism and social research will have the skills and knowledge enabling them to become transformational leader in their profession.

Data Analytics Z
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data analytics
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Data Analytics minor is open to all majors, except CIS with a Data Analytics Emphasis.

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Differentiators

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs and less than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Early Childhood Education A
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early childhood education, teaching, kindergarten
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Early Childhood Education program is focused on teaching children from birth through age 8. We offer two four-year Bachelor of Science degree programs: one with Director Qualification and one with K-3 licensure.

Students will acquire a strong foundation in child development and education through engaging courses and practical field work.

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Emphasis Areas

K-3 Licensure
Director Qualification

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Economics A
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Economics, Economy, finance, math, numbers, macroeconomics, microeconomics,
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The BSBA in Economics prepares students to enter graduate programs in business or assume entry-level positions in business firms, nonprofit organizations or government. The BSBA program in economics also prepares graduates for positions in banking, financial analysis, and related financial services industries.

The Economics minor provides students with an understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics, income distribution, and the ability to apply those to current economic problems.

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Differentiators

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs and less than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Emphasis Areas

Finance
Education Z
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teaching, classroom, school
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Master of Education program prepares teachers of quality and distinction. At CSU Pueblo, preparing teachers is a campus-wide responsibility, with faculty and administrators involved in support of the program's mission.

The Master of Education is available on campus, hybrid format, or entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online.

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Differentiators

Our Master of Education program has partnerships with 17 school districts and four community colleges in southern and southeastern Colorado. The joint efforts of students, faculty, and administrators across all partners focus on improving the quality of learning in classrooms in elementary, secondary, and higher education.

Emphasis Areas

Art Education
Curriculum & Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Early Learning
English
Health & Physical Education
Instructional Technology
Linguistically Diverse Education
Music Education
Space Studies for Educators
Special Education
World Language
Engineering A
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engineering, construction
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Department of Engineering  offers an Engineering, B.S., Engineering, M.S., Engineering Minor, Sustainability Minor, Pre-Engineering Program, and four certificates.

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Differentiators

3+2 Program: Five year program that results in both B.S. and M.S. Engineering degrees.

Emphasis Areas

Mechatronics
English A
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writing, English, creative writing, publishing, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, reading, books
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Bachelor of Arts in English program prepares students to think critically and to write persuasively, which are skills that benefit our graduates in every aspect of life.

The Master of Arts in English program prepares students for success and advancement in careers in teaching, writing, and scholarship, and develops knowledge and skills to professional levels of English.

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Differentiators

3+2 Program: Graduate with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in English in five years.

The English Program offers an 18-credit graduate certificate in English designed for students that have earned a non-English Master’s degree to teach college-level courses in English.

Emphasis Areas

Creative Writing
Secondary Teaching Endorsement
Exercise Science, Physical Education and Recreation A
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exhpr,exercise,coaching,training,physiology
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The BS in EXPER prepares students for professional positions and leadership roles in Exercise Science, Physical Education Teacher Preparation, Recreation, and Strength and Conditioning through experiential educational opportunities that promote healthy lifestyles.

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Differentiators

Students are provided laboratory and field experiences that allow observations, inferences, and the opportunities to master skills hands-on.Graduates of the Strength and Conditioning emphasis are prepared to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association certification.

Emphasis Areas

General Exercise Science
Physical Education K-12 Teacher Preparation
Recreation
Strength & Conditioning
Finance Z
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finance, numbers, math, business, accounting
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The finance minor is open to accounting, management, and non-business students. This minor strengthens the ability to make sound financial decisions.

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Differentiators

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs and less than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Fitness and Recreational Sports Management Z
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exercise, athletics, coaching, physical, training, management
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Fitness and Recreational Sports Management minor prepares graduates to work in positions of leadership in a variety of recreational service agencies. 

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Career Outcomes / Salaries

Prospective employers include parks and recreation departments at the city, county, district, and state levels as well as voluntary youth agencies such as the YWCA/YMCA, boys’ and girls’ clubs and scouting.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Health Science and Administration A
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health administration, health, administration, healthcare
Major
A
Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Health Science and Administration, B.A.S. degree prepares students for an advanced career in a large interdisciplinary healthcare arena. The program, which is designed for allied health professionals, requires an AAS degree in an allied health field for admission.

 

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Differentiators

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Science and Administration is available entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online.

Health Sciences A
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health science,nursing,athletic training
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is available to students who desire to work in healthcare, allied health, or public health fields.  

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Differentiators

The BS in Health Science Program is an excellent preparatory program for many graduate level health science degrees such as the Master of Nursing, Master of Athletic Training. Additionally, it is an excellent completion degree for individuals that already have a two year allied health degree.

Emphasis Areas

General Health Science
Pre-Athletic Training
Pre-Nursing
Public Health
Health Coaching

Career Outcomes / Salaries

Estimated ~$50,000 starting salaries

History A
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history, phi alpha theta, study abroad, culture, people
Major
A
Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The History, B.A. and B.S. prepare students for careers in teaching, law, government, private enterprise, as well as entry into graduate programs.

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Emphasis Areas

History Secondary Education
Homeland Security Z
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security, terrorism, culture, military, law enforcement, law, police, national security, security
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Certificate in Homeland Security Studies is a 9 credit-hour program for any academic major and non-degree seeking student. The coursework covers a wide range of homeland security issues, from national security and homeland defense, to the many features of natural and manmade disaster response, to domestic criminal and counterterrorism challenges.​

The Minor in Homeland Security Studies is an 18 credit-hour program open to students of any academic major.  The minor provides students an in-depth understanding of the mission, challenges, and method behind homeland security. Students in the minor classes focus on the challenges within the practice of homeland security and defense.

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Industrial and Systems Engineering A
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construction, math, science
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) is a 4-year program that covers the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, materials, information, equipment, and energy. The program draws upon knowledge in mathematical and physical sciences, along with engineering analysis and design.

The Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MSISE) program prepares students to function as engineers in advanced projects in industrial engineering and operations research, and to continue their graduate studies at a doctoral level.

The minor in Industrial Engineering is appropriate for students who want to add levels of efficiency, quality, and safety to their study of a technical field such as chemistry, mathematics, or physics.

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Italian Z
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Italian, pasta, Italy, Europe, language, culture
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Italian minor offers a dynamic introduction to Italian language and culture. Through a wide variety of coursework in language, conversation, composition, literature and cultural history, students are exposed to a range of issues and methodological approaches.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Jazz Studies Z
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music, theory, instruments, jazz, history, ensemble
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Minor in Jazz Studies prepares students for a wide range of opportunities to successfully work in the jazz idiom, including jazz theory, composition, arranging, improvisation, and in-depth study of the history of both jazz and popular music.

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Differentiators

Jazz Studies students can participate in any of CSU Pueblo's related ensembles, which include big band, choral, and guitar performance groups.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Leadership and Management A
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leadership, management, online
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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This online (2+2) program is designed to enroll students holding a broad range of Associate degrees who are seeking a Bachelor’s degree providing knowledge and expertise applicable to advancement in administration, leadership, management, and supervision in a variety of organizations including business, government, and non-profit organizations.

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Differentiators

The B.A.S. in Management and Leadership includes coursework from across the leadership spectrum including literacy of basic organizational functions such as accounting, economics, communication technology, marketing as well as management of human resources, operations, and projects.

Career Outcomes / Salaries

Example job titles might include: Human Resource Professional, Project Manager, Organizational Trainer, Non-profit Executive, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Administrator, Government Official, Personnel Development Specialist, Consumer Relationship Manager, Community Development Specialist, and Retail Sales Manager

Legal Studies Z
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legal, studies
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The minor in Legal Studies provides students with a basic understanding of the American judicial and legal system. The courses are designed to improve critical thinking, analytic skills, research practices, and communication skills.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Liberal Studies (Elementary) A
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education, elementary, liberal studies
Major
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Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Liberal Studies, B.S. provides a strong liberal arts education for future elementary education teachers. The coursework provides both breadth and depth in the arts and humanities, English, math, sciences, and social sciences. Required courses also provide support in each area of the Colorado Content Standards.

Students are required to select an emphasis area for an additional 15 hours of study. 

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Emphasis Areas

Art
English
Health
Language and Linguistics
Math
Modern Foreign Languages
Music
Science
Social Studies

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Marketing A
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Marketing, sales, numbers, math, services
Major
A
Masters
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Minor
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3+2
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The Marketing program provides students with an understanding of how marketing activities can be used to sell products, services and ideas successfully, while using a customer focus. This minor is only available to non-Business Management majors.

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Differentiators

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs and less than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Media Communication A
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mass comm, rev89, center for new media, communications, marketing, technology, media, journalism, TV, PR, Public Relations, sports broadcasting, sports, sports journalism, electronic media, web design, photography, newspaper, magazine, broadcasting, communication, radio, television, film audio, PBS, Advertising, Social media, editing, Web, Film, Documentary, Design, Graphics, Integrated, Gobal, Video, Writing, Research, news, news writing, copy writing, newspaper, magazine, sales, stream, global, health care communication, RMPBS
Major
A
Masters
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Minor
A
3+2
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The Media Communication B.A. and B.S. programs are where technological innovation finds meaning within traditional humanities and social sciences courses.

Students have three areas of emphasis to choose from, which can lead to various careers in the journalism industry, radio, television, web design, advertising, etc.

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Differentiators

The Media Communications Departments prides itself on the environment we provide for students. We see our students as colleagues, working hand-in-hand with faculty and staff to ensure they are well-prepared for careers in the mass communications professions.

Emphasis Areas

Electronic Media
Integrated Communication
Journalism
Mathematics A
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numbers, math, data, analysis, quantitative
Major
A
Masters
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Minor
A
3+2
Z

The major in mathematics leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.). A flexible curriculum allows students to prepare for teaching careers, employment in areas such as actuarial science, computer science, engineering and statistics or graduate school.

A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics provides broad knowledge of mathematics topics with depth in certain areas, while a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics provides a solid mathematics core within a flexible curriculum.

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Differentiators

Students interested in a degree in path can pursue a dual Physics, B.S. degree within the four years.

Emphasis Areas

Secondary Certification
Military Science and Leadership Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
ROTC, Military, army, navy, marine, marines, air force, air, force
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Military Science minor is centered on the principles of leadership, and the 19 attributes and competencies of Army leaders. These principles apply to positions in the military or in civilian careers. All courses develop leadership and management skills as well as the self-confidence and initiative of each student.

During classes, leadership labs, physical training and field training exercises, you will learn firsthand what it takes to lead others, motivate groups and conduct missions as an Officer in the Army.

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Differentiators

The focus of this program is to recruit, develop, and commission college-educated men and women to serve as officers in the United States Army.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Music A
A
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
music, ensembles, music festivals, instruments, composition, organ, jazz, audio, education, performance, theory
Major
A
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

Our Bachelor of Arts in Music program provides a well-rounded education in the liberal arts tradition, with opportunities to specialize in Music Performance, Music Education, and/or minor in such areas as Music and Audio Production, Jazz Studies, Music Theory/Composition, or Organ Performance Studies.

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Emphasis Areas

General
Music Education
Music Performance
Digital Music and Audio Production Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
music production, audio production, music and audio
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Minor in Digital Music and Audio Production introduces the basic concepts of music and audio production. The minor includes technology related coursework from CSU Pueblo's Media Communication department.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Non-Profit Administration Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
non, profit, charity, supervising, administration, government
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Minor in Non-Profit Administration is a great fit for students wanting to pursue careers in non-profit organizations that include the health care, human services, recreation, chambers of commerce, civic efforts, art facilities, etc.

The nonprofit administration minor supports the mission of the university by promoting civic responsibility and encouraging innovation.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Nursing A
A
A
A
Z
Z
Z
Z
nursing, medical, physiology, medicine, ban
Major
A
Masters
A
Minor
Z
3+2
Z

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science with a Major in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.

The school prepares graduates for professional positions as safe, competent and caring nurses to meet the health care needs of diverse populations.

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Differentiators

The BSN program was previously ranked #64 in the nation and is available as a full online program through CSU Pueblo Online.

The Baccalaureate, RN to BSN and Masters of Science with a Major in Nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Organ Performance Studies Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
instruments, organ, music
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Minor in Organ Performance Studies provides practical organ skills for keyboard players such as service playing, service planning, and choir accompanying.

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Differentiators

The minor gives opportunities for off campus practical training in local area churches which leads also to additional income for students as well as meaningful connections with the community.

Career Outcomes / Salaries

The minor prepares students for positions such as being a Church Organist and Music Director, Choir Accompanist in community settings.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Outdoor Recreation Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
physical, exercise, education, outdoor
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

A Minor in Outdoor Recreation gives you the leadership, technical, and facilitation skills you need to help develop individuals in the outdoors.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Philosophy Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
Philosophy, plato, socrates, philosophers, history, social sciences, culture, religion
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Philosophy minor provides a set of courses that encourage students to think deeply about questions of human existence.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Physics A
A
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
physics
Major
A
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Physics, Bachelor of Science (BS) degree prepares students to work on forefront ideas in science and technology, academia, government, or the private sector. There are two areas of emphasis that students can select, physics or physical science, each resulting in a certification

Supporting and general education courses in physics and astronomy are available for students with a wide spectrum of interests, backgrounds, and needs.

Minors also are available in physics and physical science for students who need a specialized science minor in these fields.

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Emphasis Areas

Physical Science Secondary Certification
Physics Secondary Certification

Career Outcomes / Salaries

~$46,000 to $58,000

Piano Pedagogy Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
piano pedagogy, piano, playing, music
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

Whereas music education involves teaching music in school classrooms or group settings, piano pedagogy focuses on teaching musical skills to individual piano students.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Political Science A
A
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
political science, U.S., government, terrorism, world, events
Major
A
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Political Science B.S. and B.A. focus on public policy, politics, current events, and history. The degrees prepare undergraduates for a wide range of jobs in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

The Political Science minor provides students knowledge and understanding of the American political system and of global studies.

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Differentiators

The Political Science Program is intellectually diverse, methodologically rigorous, and dedicated to excellence in teaching.

Emphasis Areas

Secondary Education
Psychology A
A
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
psych, study, clinical, social, mind, freud, jung, brain, counseling, research
Major
A
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The B.A. or B.S. in Psychology answers questions about how and why humans behave as they do. Each degree provides students with a versatile background of the major areas within psychology, along with the opportunity to select courses to fit their personal interests.

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Differentiators

The Psychology department has a local chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, which encourages students to maintain excellence in scholarship.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Reading Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
reading, education
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Reading Minor is for elementary, secondary, or K-12 teacher certification candidates who wish to have a recognized area of strength in the teaching of reading and other language arts.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Recreation Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
recreation, rec, sports, outdoors
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Recreation minor prepares graduates be leaders in a variety of recreational service agencies. 

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Differentiators

Students completing the Recreation Management concentration are eligible to sit for the Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP).

Career Outcomes / Salaries

Prospective employers include parks and recreation departments at the city, county, district, and state levels as well as voluntary youth agencies such as the YWCA/YMCA, boys’ and girls’ clubs and scouting. Other areas of employment include recreation programs in the military, hospital, commercial, and worksite settings as well as hospital and therapeutic settings.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Social Work A
A
A
A
Z
Z
Z
Z
social work, counseling, government
Major
A
Masters
A
Minor
Z
3+2
Z

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is committed to promoting social and economic justice through excellence, creativity, and innovation. Social Workers are dedicated to helping diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities to meet basic human needs.

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program prepares students for advanced roles as practitioners to practice holistically in diverse and complex settings.

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Career Outcomes / Salaries

~ $45,000 - $72,000

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Sociology A
A
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
sociology, culture, history
Major
A
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Sociology B.A. and B.S. cover the ways in which culture and society combine to shape people’s behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs. Sociologists examine the behavior of groups, organizations, institutions, subcultures, and societies.

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Career Outcomes / Salaries

The sociology programs prepare students to work in education, research, government, business, human services, community organizing, program development, policy analysis, youth services, criminal justice, crime and violence prevention, and victim services. Sociology also prepares students for graduate studies in sociology or related social sciences, for applied research careers, or for professional degree programs in law, social work, public administration and other fields.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Spanish A
A
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
spanish, mexico, spain, language, culture, history
Major
A
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish prepares students to speak, read, and write in Spanish while understanding its cultural context around the world.

The Spanish minor prepares students to talk comfortably in Spanish regarding everyday topics, be proficient in writing and reading, and understand and appreciate the Spanish-speaking cultures.

Our faculty uses a communicative approach that is learning centered so students make the maximum use of class time for language practice with their peers and teachers.

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Differentiators

A K-12 Spanish Education teaching endorsement can be obtained by students pursuing a Spanish, B.A. through the Teacher Education Program.

Emphasis Areas

World Language-Spanish Education K-12
Supervisory Management Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
Supervisory Management, Supervisor, Supervisory, organizations
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

The Supervisory Management minor provides students with an understanding of managing people in organizations.

This minor is only available to non-Business Management majors.

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Differentiators

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs and less than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Wildlife and Natural Resources A
A
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
Z
ecology, terrestrial, aquatic
Major
A
Masters
Z
Minor
Z
3+2
Z

The Wildlife and Natural Resources, B.S. Program coverns an understanding of fish and wildlife ecology and management with practical skills obtained during laboratory and field exercises. 

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Emphasis Areas

Aquatic
Terrestrial

Career Outcomes / Salaries

Graduates are prepared for positions with state and federal agencies, tribal departments and conservation organizations, or higher academic degrees.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Women's Studies Z
Z
Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
Women's Studies, sociology, women, history, social
Major
Z
Masters
Z
Minor
A
3+2
Z

A minor in Women’s Studies is an excellent choice for students who want a deeper understanding of the social, economic, and political issues surrounding gender as it intersects with sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class.

The Women’s Studies minor exists to offer students a different perspective for understanding themselves and others. Based on feminist theory, this area of study covers issues of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and other parts of human diversity.

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Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Program Undergraduate Graduate Minor/Certificate 3+2 Keywords Content
Athletic Training Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
A
A
exercise, athletics, coaching, physical
Major
Z
Masters
A
Minor
Z
3+2
A

Athletic training is the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries/illnesses to the athlete or the physically active. Completion of the CSU-Pueblo Athletic Training Program will prepare the athletic training student to challenge the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and the profession of athletic training.

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Differentiators

Students can enroll in the B.S. in Health Science with an emphasis in Pre-Athletic Training. By their third year of coursework, they are then eligible to apply to the 3+2 Program by submitting an application for the Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Biochemistry Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
A
A
biology, chemistry
Major
Z
Masters
A
Minor
Z
3+2
A

The Master of Science in Biochemistry prepares graduates for professional employment or for advanced studies of chemistry and biology, and molecular biosciences (including biochemistry and biotechnology).

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Differentiators

3+2 Program: Allows undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue both the Baccalaureate (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in five years.

Emphasis Areas

3+2 Joint Degree Program

Curriculum / Admissions Criteria

Biology A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
life, science
Major
A
Masters
A
Minor
A
3+2
A

The Biology department offers a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, minor/certification options, and several areas of emphasis to prepare students for graduate school or a wide variety of professional careers.

A fundamental part of each of these programs is the carefully supervised career planning provided by the Biology department.

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Differentiators

The B.S. in Biology with a Biomedical Science emphasis includes pre-professional programs: Chiropractic, Dental, Medical, Medical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine.

3+2 Program: Allows undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue both the Baccalaureate (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in five years.

Emphasis Areas

Basic Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dental
Pre-Medical (including Osteopathic, Podiatric and Optometric)
Pre Medical Laboratory Science                                        
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Pharmacy                                                                          
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Environmental Biosciences
Cellular and Molecular Biosciences (including Forensics & Bioinformatics)
Biology/Chemistry Double Major
Biology Secondary Certification
3+2 Joint Degree Program
Business A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
accounting, economics, finance, managing, business, math, marketing
Major
A
Masters
A
Minor
A
3+2
A

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) is available on-campus or entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online. This allows working students to create flexible schedules that fit their unique lifestyles.

 

The Business minor provides non-business students with a basic understanding of accounting, economics, finance, managing a business, and marketing a product or service. 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is available on-campus or entirely online through CSU Pueblo Online. Graduates of the program are prepared for high-level management careers.

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Differentiators

The Hasan School of Business (HSB) is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting body for business programs and less than 5% of the world's business schools have achieved AACSB International accreditation.

Students can pursue a 3+2 program to obtain a Bachelor Degree and an MBA in five years.

Emphasis Areas

Healthcare Administration
3+2 Integrated Joint Degree Program – Construction Management
3+2 Integrated Degree Program - Computer Information Systems
3+2 Integrated Degree Program - Management
3+2 Non-Integrated Degree Program
Chemistry A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
chemicals, chemistry, chemist, science, stem
Major
A
Masters
A
Minor
A
3+2
A

The Chemistry Department offers several chemistry degrees and options for students interested in careers as professional chemists or attend graduate schools in a chemical science.

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Differentiators

The chemistry curriculum is certified by the American Chemical Society

3+2 Chemistry Program: Graduate with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in five years.

Emphasis Areas

ACS Certified
Basic Chemistry
Biochemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary
Secondary Teaching Certification