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Independent Studies

Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Studying

Program Overview

Welcome to Independent Study and External Degree Completion program. We are committed to providing the best correspondence courses and degree completion programs our University offers to thousands of academically engaged students.

Our three baccalaureate degree completion programs in Sociology, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Criminology can be delivered any time and any place according to your individual learning needs. Every one of our 100+ courses, together with our world-class faculty, will help you achieve your higher education goals on your timeline.

Our unique and professional Independent Study Program is dedicated to serving our increasingly diverse student population. We offer exceptional print-based and digital correspondence courses where you can study with us anytime and anywhere. Whether you are a professional seeking to enhance your credentials, a college student seeking to earn credit, or you want to earn a Bachelor of Science degree through our External Degree Completion Program, the Colorado State University Pueblo Independent Study Program can help you achieve your goals. Independent Study allows you to participate in a quality educational process with the freedom to choose when and where you study.

"The Independent Study program has professional academic advisors and excellent instructors who want to see you succeed."

- Adeniran A., Class of 2019

Pell Grant Eligibility for Incarcerated StudentsRecent legislation signed into law on December 27th, 2020 included, among other things, a repeal to the ban on Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated students. This change should go into effect by July 2023, at the latest. Independent Study is aware of the eligibility change, however we are currently waiting for the U.S. Department of Education to release more details. We appreciate your patience and will provide more information as it becomes available.

For registration forms, visit our Forms page.

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Independent Studies

Emma Mitchell

Independent Study Program Coordinator

Jessica Gama

Independent Study Program Advisor
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