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College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Program Major Minor Masters Keywords Content
Anthropology Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
anthropology, culture, people, cultures, history
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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
A
A
A
Z
Z
artistry, drawing, graphic design, pottery, art club
Major
A
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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
Chicano Studies Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
Chicano Studies, history, sociology
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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

Communication & Rhetoric Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
Communication, Rhetoric
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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
Z
A
A
Z
Z
composition, music theory, music
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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

Creative Writing Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
Creative Writing, stories, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, publishing
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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
A
Z
Z
Z
Z
Criminology, crime
Major
A
Minor
Z
Masters
Z

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.

English A
A
A
A
A
A
writing, English, creative writing, publishing, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, reading, books
Major
A
Minor
A
Masters
A

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
History A
A
A
A
Z
Z
history, phi alpha theta, study abroad, culture, people
Major
A
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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
Z
A
A
Z
Z
security, terrorism, culture, military, law enforcement, law, police, national security, security
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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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Italian Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
Italian, pasta, Italy, Europe, language, culture
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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
Z
A
A
Z
Z
music, theory, instruments, jazz, history, ensemble
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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

Legal Studies Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
legal, studies
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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

Media Communication A
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A
A
Z
Z
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
Minor
A
Masters
Z

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
Military Science and Leadership Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
ROTC, Military, army, navy, marine, marines, air force, air, force
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
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
A
A
Z
Z
music, ensembles, music festivals, instruments, composition, organ, jazz, audio, education, performance, theory
Major
A
Minor
A
Masters
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
A
A
Z
Z
music production, audio production, music and audio
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
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
A
A
Z
Z
non, profit, charity, supervising, administration, government
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
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

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

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

Piano Pedagogy Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
piano pedagogy, piano, playing, music
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
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
A
A
Z
Z
political science, U.S., government, terrorism, world, events
Major
A
Minor
A
Masters
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
A
A
Z
Z
psych, study, clinical, social, mind, freud, jung, brain, counseling, research
Major
A
Minor
A
Masters
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

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

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
A
A
Z
Z
sociology, culture, history
Major
A
Minor
A
Masters
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
A
A
Z
Z
spanish, mexico, spain, language, culture, history
Major
A
Minor
A
Masters
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
Women's Studies Z
Z
A
A
Z
Z
Women's Studies, sociology, women, history, social
Major
Z
Minor
A
Masters
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 Major Minor Masters Keywords Content
English A
A
A
A
A
A
writing, English, creative writing, publishing, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, reading, books
Major
A
Minor
A
Masters
A

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

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

Program Major Minor Masters Keywords Content
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