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2009-2010 College Catalog 
2009-2010 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees and Programs

    Major Minor Degree

School of Business

  Accounting X x B.S.
  Computer Information Systems X x B.S.
  Economics X x B.A.
  Finance X x B.S.
  Financial Services   x  
  General Business   x  
  International Business   x  
  Management X x B.S.
  Marketing X x B.S.

School of Letters, Arts and Sciences

  African-American Studies X x B.A.
  Anthropology X x B.A.
  Art X   B.F.A./B.A.
  Art History, Theory and Criticism   x  
  Behavioral Science X   B.A.
  Biology X x B.A./B.S.
  Chemistry X x B.A./B.S.
  Chicano Studies X x B.A.
  Cinema Studies   x  
  Computer Science X x B.S.
  Digital Media   x  
  English X x B.A.
  Environmental Science X x B.S.
  Environmental Studies   x  
  Family Support in Social Work   x  
  French   x  
  Geography   x  
  Geographic Information Systems   x  
  Geology   x  
  German   x  
  Gerontology   x  
  History X x B.A.
  Human Development X   B.A.
  Interdisciplinary Legal Studies   x  
  Journalism X x B.A.
  Language and Linguistics   x  
  Land Use X   B.A./B.S.
  Leadership Studies   x  
  Mathematics X x B.A./B.S.
  Meteorology X x B.S.
  Modern Languages Option I (French, German, Spanish) X   B.A.
  Modern Languages Option II X   B.A.
  Music X x B.A./B.M.
  Music Education X   B.M.E.
  Native American Studies   x  
  Parent Education   x  
  Philosophy X x B.A.
  Photojournalism   x  
  Physics X x B.A./B.S.
  Political Science X x B.A.
  Psychology X x B.A.
  Public Administration   x  
  Public Relations   x  
  Religious Studies   x  
  Social Work X   B.S.
  Sociology X x B.A.
  Spanish   x  
  Speech Communication X x B.A.
  Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences X x B.A.
  Studio Art   x  
  Training and Organizational Development   x  
  Theatre X x B.A./B.F.A.
  Women’s Studies (Institute for Women’s Studies and Services)   x  

School of Professional Studies

  Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics   x  
  Athletic Training X   B.S.
  Aviation Management X x B.S.
  Aviation Technology X x B.S.
  Civil Engineering Technology+ X   B.S.
  Criminal Justice and Criminology X x B.S.
  Digital Media   x  
  Early Childhood Education   x  
  Eating Disorders   x  
  Electrical Engineering Technology+ X x B.S.
  Elementary Education   x  
  Gerontology   x  
  Health and Safety   x  
  Health Care Management X x B.S.
  Hospitality, Tourism, and Events X   B.A.
  Hotel   x  
  Human Nutrition - Dietetics X   B.S.
  Human Performance and Sport X x B.A.
  Human Services X x B.S.
  Industrial Design X x B.S.
  Integrative Therapeutic Practices X x B.S.
  Linguistically Diverse Education   x  
  Mechanical Engineering Technology+ X x B.S.
  Network Communications   x  
  Nursing (upper-division for RNs) X   B.S.
  Nutrition   x B.S.
  Parent Education   x  
  Pre-Healthcare   x  
  Private Pilot   x  
  Recreation Professions X   B.A.
  Recreation Services   x  
  Restaurant   x  
  Secondary Education   x  
  Special Education X x B.A.
  Special Events   x  
  Surveying and Mapping X x B.S.
  Technical Communication X x B.S.
  Training and Organizational Development   x  
  Tourism   x  


  Entrepreneurship   x  
  Individualized Degree Program1 X x B.A./B.S.
  Teacher Licensing: Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, K-12, and Secondary     Licensure only
+Concentration may replace the minor.
1see The General Studies Program 

Individualized Degree Program


The Individualized Degree Program (IDP) offers students the opportunity to design specific, interdisciplinary degree programs to meet educational goals not met by other majors or minors at the College. Some examples of areas of study include: International Studies, Child & Family Advocacy, Web Development, Emergency Services Management, Creative Arts for the Elderly, Cultural Resource Management, Nonprofit Administration in Urban Communities, Environmental Studies and Public Administration, and Computer Security.

More information about the program is available in the Individualized Degree Program section, from the Center for Individualized Learning (St. Francis Center, 2nd floor, room 10, 303-556-8342) and at www.mscd.edu/~cil/.



Metropolitan State College of Denver is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, 1-800-621-7440). Individual academic programs within the following areas are accredited or approved by the following agencies:

Program Accreditation/Approval Agency
Accounting** Colorado State Board of Accountancy
Adult Fitness/Excercise Science*** American College of Sports Medicine
Athletic Training Education Program*

Athletic Training Education Program; Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE); 2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, TX 78664; (512) 733-9700; www.caate.net

Aviation & Aerospace Science** Federal Aviation Adminstration (FAA)
Center for Addiction Studies* International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education (INCASE)
Chemistry** American Chemical Society
Civil Engineering Technology*
Electrical Engineering Technology*
Mechanical Engineering Technology*
Accredited by the Technology Commission of ABET 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 Telephone: 410-347-7700
Computer Information Systems*

Accredited by the Computing Commission of ABET 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 Phone: 410-347-7700

Computer Science* Accredited by the Computing Commission of ABET 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 Phone: 410-347-7700
Drug, Alchol, Addictive Behavior Counselor** Colorado Department of Health - Center for Addiction Studies
Surveying and Mapping* Accredited by the Applied Science Commission of ABET 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 Phone: 410-347-7700
Criminalistics Program in Chemistry** Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission
Health Care Management** Association of University Programs in Health Administration 730 11th Street, NW 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001-4510 Phone: 202-638-1448 Fax: 202-638-3429 www.aupha.org email: aupha@aupha.org
Human Nutrition-Dietetics Didatic Program in Dietetics (DPD) program has been granted Candidacy for Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Programs (CADE), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400 cade@eatright.org. Students enrolled in the MSCD DPD Program are considered students in a CADE accredited program.
Recreation Professions* National Recreation and Park Association
Human Services** Council for Standards in Human Services Education
Industrial Design*
National Association of Schools of Art and Design 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA Phone: 703-437-0700 Fax: 703-437-6312
Music* National Association of Schools of Music
Nursing* National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006 Phone: 212-363-5555, Ext. 153
Social Work* Council on Social Work Education
Teacher Education* National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; Colorado Department of Education
* Accreditation  /  ** Approval  /  *** Endorsed

Certificates of Completion


Certificate programs provide opportunities to successfully complete a series of five to eight academic credit courses that focus on a particular area of career interest. Each certificate program is designed to stand alone or merge with your degree program major or minor. The certificate title and date of award will appear on your transcript. The certificate program is coordinated by the Office of Academic Affairs, 303-556-2442.

Students must complete each course in the certificate program with a grade of “C” or better. The courses cannot be taken pass/fail.


School of Business

  • Accounting
  • Database Analyst
  • End User Support Specialist
  • International Business
  • Network Specialist in Information Systems
  • Noncredit Financial Planning
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Programmer/Analyst in Information Systems
  • Web Developer in Information Systems


School of Letters, Arts and Sciences

  • Advanced Software Engineering Techniques
  • Basic Competency in French
  • Basic Competency in German
  • Basic Competency in Spanish
  • Career and Personal Development
  • Family Support in Social Work (seven concentrations available)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Geotechnology Systems (GTS)
  • German Translation.
  • Gerontology (Liberal Arts Orientation)
  • Public Administration.
  • Spanish Translation
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
  • Speech, Hearing, Language Sciences (Leveling Certificate)


School of Professional Studies

  • Airport Management
  • Corporate Video Production
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Gerontology (Professional Services Orientation).
  • High Risk Youth Studies
  • Multimedia Production
  • Network Communications
  • Nonprofit Organization Administration
  • Space Commercialization
  • Surveying Certificates:
    • Cadastral Surveying
    • Engineering/Construction Surveying
    • Land Surveying
    • Surveying Management
    • Precise Surveying
  • Technical Writing and Editing


Center for Innovation

  • Entrepreneurship