Extended Studies

The Extended Studies program offers life-long learning opportunities through credit and non-credit courses.  Several opportunities for enrichment and education are available for your convenience

Extended Studies helpful links:

San Juan Mining Camp Tour: A Historical Tour with Dr. Duane Vandenbusche and Dr. Bruce Bartleson Bartleson

June 16-20, 2014: A breathtaking tour of the great San Juan mining country with emphasis on Lake City, Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, and Durango.  Visit and learn about one of Colorado’s most storied mining regions.  Ride on the famous Durango-Silverton narrow gauge railroad, tour the Bachelor-Syracuse mine, and stay at some of the most famous historic hotels in Colorado.  Travel over Red Mountain, Owl Creek, Slumgullion, and Ophir Passes, and visit several historic mining museums.  The mining frontier, narrow gauge railroads, geography, unique Victorian architecture, geology, and social history is emphasized.

Extended Studies instructor and Western history professor, Dr. Duane Vandenbusche, releases his newest book, Western State College Mountain Mecca, on January 27, 2014.  Check it out at www.arcadiapublishing.com

Western Graduate Programs

Summer Teacher Institute: June 9-21, 2014

Summer 2014 International Course Applications

Outdoor and Wilderness Education Programs

Music Programs


Faculty & Staff