Welcome to Colorado State University Pueblo’s Continuing Education Independent Study and External Degree Completion program. We are committed to extending some of the best correspondence courses and degree completion programs our University offers to thousands of academically engaged students like you, all over the world, through distance learning.
Our three baccalaureate degree completion programs in Sociology, Sociology with an Emphasis in Criminology, and Social Science can be delivered at 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.
By taking just a single course that may transfer to your degree program at another college or university, or taking many courses to earn your degree with us, you will be partnering with a fully accredited regional comprehensive public university that is committed to your success.
Join us today and share our University’s values of being accountable, promoting civic responsibility, employing a customer focus, promoting freedom of expression, demonstrating inclusiveness and diversity, encouraging and renewing innovation, acting with ingenuity and mutual respect, providing opportunity and access, and supporting excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Undergraduate Degree Program: Independent Study Catalog Download
External Degree Completion Program Application Form: Course Registration Form
Colorado State University-Pueblo Continuing Education offers students three undergraduate degree completion programs through traditional correspondence courses:
- Bachelor of Science in Social Science
- Bachelor of Science in Sociology
- Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an Emphasis in Criminology
Social Science is the study of people and social institutions, especially the relationships and impacts they have with, and on, each other. Social scientists gather and analyze data, interpret it, and make it meaningful and useful for application in dealing with human problems. As the economy changes from an industrial to a service-oriented system, a greater need for “people-oriented” specialists is developing. Job opportunities include program management and administration, residential counseling, service supervision, human services, and sales and related work in both the public and private sectors. Related careers are: teaching, social work, corrections/criminology, social and educational administration, law, and mass communications.
Sociology is the study of human social behavior and is concerned with conditions such as crime and delinquency, family problems, social inequality, and organizations in contemporary industrial society. Sociologists are interested not only in understanding social issues and institutions but also in resolving social problems. As an applied program, the major prepares students to work in a wide variety of occupations, including education, government, business, industry, and private human service agencies. They are employed in such areas as health care, youth services, drug rehabilitation, law enforcement, corrections, probation, and counseling. Students may receive a general sociology degree, or they may receive a sociology degree with a general emphasis or a criminology emphasis.
Independent Study and External Degree Completion Program students are subject to all Academic, Admissions, Records, Administrative, and Financial Aid policies listed in the University Catalog.
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Published Nov 20, 2013 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on Aug 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm