2014-2015 Catalog 
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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Wide Extended Studies



General Information


Location: University Office Park 1861, Suite 100
Telephone: (719) 255-3498
Fax: (719) 255-3911
E-mail: CWES@uccs.edu
Website: www.uccs.edu/extendedstudies

Campus Wide Extended Studies (CWES) is an accredited program offering a myriad of online degrees, certificates, programs and variety of professional development courses.

All course offerings administered by CWES are developed in collaboration with UCCS colleges and faculty. CWES strives to offer a variety of online degrees and certificates to a wide array of students both nationally and internationally. Creating high quality programs and offering them to a diverse audience is what CWES strives for on a daily basis.


Our mission is to extend the resources of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in non-traditional ways by providing high quality educational, training and professional development opportunities to the community, state, and nation.

Programs Offered


Online Degrees

Experience the quality and innovation of UCCS at a distance. UCCS offers undergraduate degree completion programs, 10 master’s degree programs and one doctorate degree program. All online degree programs allow students to study from anywhere.

Online Certificates

Over 30 undergraduate and graduate level certificates are available for professional development. Many of the certificate courses can also be applied toward a degree program.

Weekend University

Weekend University is a condensed 10-week format on Saturdays course option. All Weekend University courses have a special “WK” section number that makes them easy to identify. All Weekend University courses count toward students’ full-time credit load and financial aid eligibility.

CU Succeed

The CU Succeed program is a unique partnership that exists between UCCS and Colorado high schools that gives high school students the opportunity to earn college credits prior to graduating from high school. This is a concurrent credit program which allows high school students to begin achieving their education goals.

Teacher Education

In cooperation with our education partners, Extended Studies offers professional development courses for K-12 teachers. Online graduate degrees are also available to teachers to enhance their education background and experience.

Project Lead the Way

UCCS is the Colorado Affiliate University for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a national program forming partnerships among public schools, higher education institutions and the private sector in order to encourage students to expand upon their knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  UCCS provides quality PLTW summer training for middle school and high school teachers, ongoing training, and networking opportunities throughout the school year. The campus also provides college engineering graduate credit opportunities for those middle and high school teachers that participate in summer training, and undergraduate engineering credit opportunities for high school students in PLTW-certified schools.

Listening In

Listening In allows lifelong learners age 55 or older the opportunity to attend regular-session courses on a space-available basis. No academic credit is earned, but the program provides an opportunity for seasoned adults to share in the vast and varied resources of the University at a minimal cost.

Non-credit Courses: On-campus and Online

Non-credit short courses and executive seminars are held at the UCCS campus and in the community. Check Campus Wide Extended Studies website for a calendar of upcoming courses.

Campus Wide Extended Studies, in affiliation with Gatlin Educational Services, offers a wide range of online, non-credit courses. More than 250 personal enrichment and professional development courses are offered in a convenient 6-week format. All courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors.