Explore Undergraduate Degrees & Programs

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Accelerated 3+2 Programs

Business
Natural
Behavioral
Exercise Science
Art
Accelerated Degree Programs (3+2)
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Accounting

Business
Major
Minor
ACC, Finance, accounting, accounting program, bachelor of arts in accounting, study accounting, accountant, auditing, scholarships, accounting degree, CPA
A student working on actuarial science homework with a pen and graphing calculator

Actuarial Science

Computer Science
Emphasis
math, mathematics, actuary, actuarial, actuarial science, SOA, bachelor of science, degree,
A student measures bones with a measuring tape

Anthropology

Natural
Major
Minor
ANTH, Anthropology Program, Anthropology Degree, Colorado, B.A. in Anthropology, Anthropology studies, scholarship, anthropology scholarships
Western students work in Quigly's paint studio with watercolor

Art

Art
Major
Minor
K-12 Licensure
Accelerated Degree Program
ART, Art Program, Degree in Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Design, two dimensional , three dimensional, Study Art, Art Degree
A Western Art History student evaluates paintings at a museum

Art History & Theory

Art
Emphasis
Accelerated Degree Program
art history and theory, art history, B.A. in Art History, bachelor's degree in art history, study art history
A Western student teaching elementary art education

Art K-12 Education

Art
Emphasis
ART EDUCATION, art teacher, become an art teacher, teaching art, art degree, k-12 art education
A Western student works with scientific instruments in a biochemistry lab

Biochemistry

Natural
Emphasis
Biochemistry, biochem, Western, bachelor of science, colorado, BS in Biochemistry
A Western Biology student makes an observation through a lab microscope

Biology

Natural
Major
Minor
Accelerated Degree Program
BIOL, Biology, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, BA, BS, study biology, zoology, science, pre-med, pre-medicine, environmental biology,
Western Business Administration students work with advisors to develop professional resumes

Business Administration

Business
Major
Minor
Accelerated Degree Program
Business administration, business, marketing, finance, economics, accounting, business, general business
Western Business students cradle a seedling in an on-campus greenhouse

Business Administration and Environment & Sustainability

Business
Major
environmental studies, business and environment, environment, sustainability, bacheolor of arts, BA in Business, western, western colorado university
Western Cell & Molecular Biology students experimenting in lab

Cell & Molecular Biology

Natural
Emphasis
Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Pre-medicine, pre-med, study biology, bachelor of science, medical school, colorado pre-med, biologist, wildlife biology
Western studio using a clay wheel in Quigley Hall pottery studio

Ceramics

Art
Emphasis
CERAMICS, Three dimensional art, three-dimensional art, study ceramics, ceramics degree, B.A. in Art with a concentration in Ceramics
Western Chemistry working with instruments in lab

Chemistry

Natural
Major
Minor
Secondary Licensure
CHEM, Chemistry, Science, Western Chemistry, Chemistry Major, Chem, Chem Major
Western Communication student delivers a PowerPoint presentation

Communication Arts

Communication
Major
Minor
COM, Communications, communication studies, video production, production, Communication, Film Studies, Strategic Communication, Theatre, Performance Studies
A graphic with data overlapping human brain

Computer Science

Computer Science
Major
artificial intelligence, Internet of things, software engineering, robotics
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Computer Science - University of Colorado Partnership

Computer Science
Major
Machine learning, robotics, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Internet of things, Artificial Intelelgence
A student writes in a notebook

Creative Writing

Communication
Emphasis
CRWR, Creative Writing, Creative Writing Major, Imagination
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Criminal Justice

Behavioral
Emphasis
Criminal Justice, Sociology, Criminal Justice Major, Western, Western Colorado University
Western sudents analyizing data on a graph

Data Analytics

Computer Science
Minor
Data Analysis, analytics, data analysis, minor, mathematics
Western Data Science student interprets data on a graph

Data Science

Computer Science
Minor
Emphasis
Data Science, data, Western, Western Colorado University, statistics, analysis, data analysis
Image of U.S. currency and economics figures

Economics

Business
Major
Minor
Secondary Licensure
ECON, Economics, Econ, Business, Econ Major, Economics Major
A Western Education student teaches elementary school students

Education

Education
K-12 Licensure
Secondary Licensure
EDUC, Education, Teach, Teacher Education, Certification, Become a teacher, BA with teacher licensure
A Western student completing his senior-year teacher residency works with an elementary school student

Elementary Education

Education
Major
HWTR, Interdisciplinary Studies/Liberal Arts, Teaching, Gradeschool
A group photo of Western Energy Management students in the field

Energy Management (Landman)

Business
Emphasis
PLRM, petroleum, energy, management, energy management, professional land & resource management, resource management, Western Colorado University, Western
Engineering photo

Engineering

Writing
Major
Emphasis
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English

Communication
Major
Minor
Secondary Licensure
ENG, English, Theatre, Open Mic, WordHorde, English Major, How to Write Good
Western ENVS students hiking on a classroom trip to India

Environment & Sustainability

Natural
Major
Minor
Accelerated Degree Program
ENVS, Environmental Sustainability, ES Major, Conservation, environmental studies, environment, sustainability, environmental college, environmental studies
Western Environmental Biology & Ecology students plant seedlings in an on-campus greenhouse

Environmental Biology & Ecology

Natural
Emphasis
Environmental Biology and Ecology, Western Enironmental Biology, Western Environmental Ecology, biology and ecology, environmental biology degree, environmental
Western Environmental Science student conducts fieldwork in Gunnison River

Environmental Science

Natural
Minor
Environmental Science Minor, Environmental Science, environmental studies, environment, biology, science
Western Exercise & Sports Science students run in Mountaineer Field House

Exercise & Sport Science

Exercise Science
Major
Minor
K-12 Licensure
Accelerated Degree Program
ESS, ESS/ROE, Exercise, Sport, Exercise & Sport Science, Sport Science, Fitness Management, Sport Management
A professor teaches how to use a video camera

Film Studies

Communication
Minor
Emphasis
Film Studies, Film Production Technology
An image of business section of newspaper with calculator

Finance

Business
Emphasis
finance, finance degree, colorado business school, financial analysis, study finance, business degree, college degree, university degree, business school
Aerial image of Crested Butte and the Slate River

Geography & Geospatial Analysis

Behavioral
Minor
GEOG, Geography, Maps, Human Geography, GIS, Geospatial, Remote Sensing
Western Geology students make notes in the field

Geology

Natural
Major
Minor
Secondary Licensure
GEOL, Geology, Geoarchaeology, Geology Major, Petrolium Geology, Rocks
Western panelists engage in a geopolitical debate

Global Studies

Behavioral
Emphasis
politics, global studies, global, world, global politics, politics and government, government
A graphic design student studies typography

Graphic Design

Art
Emphasis
Graphic Design, Degree in Graphic Design, Art Degree, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphics, Colorado Art School
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History

Behavioral
Major
Minor
Secondary Licensure
Accelerated Degree Program
HIST, History, Hitory Majors, World History, Political History, THE PAST
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Honors Program

Communication
Degree Enhancement
Honors program, Honors at Western, diversity, interdisciplinary programs, honors students
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Humanities & Diversity

Communication
Minor
Diversity, Western Colorado University, Humanities, Program, Western State, Liberal Arts, DEII, literature, Western Colorado
An Information Security student investigates a breach

Information Security

Computer Science
Emphasis
Information Security, Cyber Security, Computer Information Security, Cyber Security, cybersecurity, securiety, scerity, secarity, Computer Science,
Western student developing ideas in the ICELab

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship (ICE)

Business
Minor
Emphasis
Entrepreneur, Entrepreneruship, Entrepreneurship Emphasis, Business, ICE, Western, Western Colorado University
Western Art students making jewelry in a studio in Quigley Hall

Jewelry

Art
Emphasis
JEWELRY STUDIES
Western student makes a purchase from a shop owner

Latin American Business

Business
Emphasis
Latin American Business, Latin American Studies, Business, Management, Latin American
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Latin American Studies

Behavioral
Minor
LAS, Latin American Studies, Latin American Studies Minor
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Management

Business
Emphasis
Management, Business, Western Business Management, Western, Western Colorado University
An image of a laptop and marketing sketches

Marketing

Business
Emphasis
Marketing, Business, Marketing Major, Western, Western Colorado University
Students study the snowpack / a student installs a solar panel

Master in Environmental Management (MEM) 3+2

Business
Natural
Behavioral
Accelerated Degree Program
Master in Environmental Management, MEM, Western Colorado University, accelerated degree, 3+2, Western State, accelerated graduate degree
A student photographs a mountain / a student studies art displayed in a gallery

Master of Arts in Art: Gallery Management & Exhibits Specialization (MGES) 3+2

Behavioral
Art
Accelerated Degree Program
Gallery Management, 3+2, Exhibits, Art, Western Colorado, University, graduate degree, accelerated graduate degree, master's, art gallery, curator, jeff taylor
Student looks through microscope / students study river ecology

Master of Science in Ecology 3+2

Natural
Accelerated Degree Program
accelerated, Ecology, 3+2, MS, Masters, Fisheries, Biology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Management, western colorado university, five year master's
Students help patients in the HAP Lab

Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Science: High Altitude Exercise Physiology (HAEP) 3+2

Natural
Exercise Science
Accelerated Degree Program
3+2 program, HAEP master's, exercise science ma, 3+2 western exercise science, accelerated, exercise physiology master's degree, master's in exercise science
A mathematics professor at Western evaluates equations on a whiteboard

Mathematics

Computer Science
Major
Minor
Secondary Licensure
Math, Mathematics, Physics, Linear Algerbra, CIS, Western, Western Colorado University
Western Mechanical Engineering students build a robot in class

Mechanical Engineering - University of Colorado Partnership

Engineering
Major
Mechanical Engineering Colorado, Mechanical Engineering Western Colorado University, WCU, Engineering Western Colorado University, WCU Engineering
A pianist, drummer, guiatrists and horn players rehearse on stage in Quigley Hall

Music

Music
Major
Minor
K-12 Licensure
MUS, Music, Music Major, Jazz, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Music Theory
Western Music Education student plays drums

Music Education K-12 Licensure

Music
Emphasis
Western's music studio in Quigley Hall

Music Technology

Music
Minor
Music Technology, tech, music, technology, music business, music, digital audio, audio
Business students discuss coursework / a student examines skis in a shop

Outdoor Industry MBA 3+2

Business
Accelerated Degree Program
Outdoor Industry MBA, Western Colorado University, 3+2, bachelor's degree, business administration, accelerated degree, MBA colorado
A paint palette in Western's Quigley Hall

Painting

Art
Emphasis
painting, art school, colorado art school, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, two-dimensional art: painting, painting degree
Two Western Petroleum Geology Students Inspect Sedimentary Rocks

Petroleum Geology

Natural
Emphasis
Petroleum Geology, Oil, Mocrief, Geoscientists, bachelor of arts, petroleum geology degree, studies
View of a bronze replica of Rodin's The Thinker statue

Philosophy

Communication
Minor
PHIL, Philosophy, Western's Philosophy, Philosophy Minor
Western Student takes photograph at the Maroon Bells in Colorado

Photography

Art
Emphasis
Photography, art degree, colorado art school, photography school, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, BA, BFA, study photography
Western Physics class plays with electro magnets

Physics

Natural
Minor
PHYS, Physics, Math Program, Physics Minor
Western's Professor Struble teaches a Politics and Government class

Politics & Government

Behavioral
Major
Minor
Secondary Licensure
Accelerated Degree Program
POLS, Politics and Government, Politics Club, Law School Preparation
A photo of a gavel, law books and scales of justice

Pre-Law

Behavioral
Emphasis
Law School, Pre-Law, LSAT
Western Pre-Med Student looks into a microscope during class

Pre-Medicine

Natural
Advising Program
Pre-Med Colorado, Pre-Med Western Colorado, Western Colorado University Pre-Med, Pre-Health Western Colorado, schools with pre-med colorado, Bio, Biology
A nurse helps a patient in a wheelchair

Pre-Nursing

Natural
Emphasis
Pre-med, pre-allied health, pre-vet, veterinary studies, biology, bachelor of science, colorado science school
Western Printmaking professor teaches printmaking techniques

Printmaking

Art
Emphasis
Printmaking, art school, art degree, bachelor of fine arts, BFA, printing, lithography, colorado art school
Rorschach inkblot tests on a table

Psychology

Behavioral
Major
Minor
Accelerated Degree Program
PSY, Psychology Program, Western Psychology Program, Human Behavior, Animal Behavior
A librarian helps a student find a book.

Public History

Behavioral
Emphasis
Accelerated Degree Program
public history, history major, careers, jobs for history majors, museum, government, history teacher, western, western colorado, university, gunnison
Western REC Students dig a snow pit to assess the snowpack

Recreation & Outdoor Education

Exercise Science
Major
Minor
Accelerated Degree Program
outdoor leadership schools, adventure colleges, recreation and outdoor education, colorado environmental education, outdoor leadership, roe, roe, roe
Skiers ride the lift at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Resort Management

Business
Emphasis
Resort Management, Western Resort Management, Ski Resort, Tourism, Business, Western, Western Colorado University
Western Sculpture Professor teaches students how to pour molten metal

Sculpture

Art
Emphasis
Sculpture, 3-D Art Sculpture, art school, BFA, BA, bachelor, bachelors, bachelor of fine arts, sculpture studies
An image of a magnifying glass over human faces

Sociology

Behavioral
Major
Minor
Accelerated Degree Program
SOC, Sociology, Western Sociology, Human Behavior
Software engineering students celebrate while working on a group project

Software Engineering

Computer Science
Engineering
Emphasis
software engineering, Western, Western Colorado University
A student presents at Western's Conference on Hispanic and Latin American Studies

Spanish

Communication
Major
Minor
K-12 Licensure
SPAN, Spanish Program, Spanish, Western, Western Colorado University
Western student on air in the KWSB studio

Strategic Communication

Communication
Emphasis
Strategic Communication, Organizational Communication, Events
Western Theatre students perform on stage in a play

Theatre & Performance Studies

Communication
Minor
Emphasis
Theatre and Performance Studies, Acting, Stage Managing
A sketchbook next to a desktop computer

Web Design & Development - Art

Art
Minor
web design, web development, western, western colorado, western colorado university, graphic design, web design and development, programming, art, STEAM
Students working in computer lab in Quigley Hall

Web Design & Development - Computer Science

Computer Science
Minor
web design, web development, western, western colorado, western colorado university, graphic design, web design and development, programming, art, STEAM
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Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Natural
Emphasis
Wildlife Biology, BS in biology, biology degree, wildlife biology studies, biology, colorado, Western, Western Colorado University
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Writing Certificates

Communication
Certificate
Writing certificates, western colorado university, business writing, technical writing, copy writing, advertising, grant writing, professional, western state