Oct 19, 2021  
2015-2016 Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor’s Degrees


  • Bachelor of Arts (Sustainability Studies) 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Interdisciplinary Studies - Elementary Education) 
  • Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) 
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing) 
  • Bachelor of Applied Science 

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts degree program offers a liberal arts education that includes the Colorado State Guaranteed General Education Curriculum. This curriculum includes 31 credits minimum of general education classes across five content areas, plus 3 credits of communication. These are the same basic general education requirements in our Associate of Arts degree program at Colorado Mountain College. Some specific degree programs may have additional general education requirements (consult an adviser or the catalog for more information).

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to offer a variety of students from diverse backgrounds and academic interests the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students who have earned their associate’s degree at CMC, or other community colleges in Colorado, will have an easier pathway to complete their bachelor’s degree program because they will have already met several degree requirements such as the speech communications requirement and certain general education prerequisites that are important for student success.

The admission requirements for all Bachelor’s degrees are: 1) applicants for CMC Bachelor’s programs must have a minimum of 45 college-level semester credit hours; 2) applicants must be in good standing with the last institution attended, including CMC, with a minimum 2.30 cumulative grade-point average and 3) applicants who do not meet the minimum credit hour of grade point average requirement will be reviewed by the CMC Admissions Committee under the state transfer window exception.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies 

There are two admission opportunities for pursing a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies at Colorado Mountain College. Enroll as a freshman and complete an associate’s degree (AA, AS, AGS, or AAS) as part of your bachelor’s degree, and you will have completed your first two years. As a transfer student, submit official college transcripts from your previous schools, and enroll with advanced standing. In order to be eligible to register for 300 and 400-level classes, you must have, 1) completed 45 credit hours (at CMC or in transfer), and 2) have a 2.3 cumulative grade point average.

The prerequisite pathway under the 2015/2016 catalog for the Bachelor of Arts degree includes these elements: 1) an associate’s degree from an accredited institution before a student can enroll in more than 15 upper-division credits at CMC; 2) course prerequisites must be completed before a student can enroll in upper-division courses; 3) for transfer credit, upper-division course requirements must be earned through an accredited four-year program as upper-division coursework; 4) if an approved emphasis area or concentration is pursued, all requirements for that emphasis or concentration must be completed prior to awarding the degree; and 5) specific courses that fulfill the general education requirements may be stipulated by the specific bachelor’s degree program. Students are encouraged to seek advising on meeting course prerequisites and other degree requirements.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sustainability Studies Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires taking at least 120 credits from among general education courses and specific core degree requirements and program electives as per the Colorado Department of Higher Education guidelines. Students who have earned an AA or AS degree and earned a C or better in all courses shall be fully considered for admission into the BA program. Under the state transfer guidelines for AA and AS degrees, if offered admission, you will enter with a junior standing and will be required to take 60 more credits to earn your bachelor’s degree. (Students matriculating from an AGS or AAS program will probably need more than 60 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree.) Students who do not fully complete AA or AS degree requirements will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis and may lose transfer credits depending on their previous course of study. Therefore, students from other colleges are best advised to complete their associate’s degree from their home institution. Individual courses may transfer and count towards specific degree requirements for a four-year degree, but the transferable courses are limited to the course equivalents of the courses specified in the curriculum of the four-year degree program.

To graduate, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average) or “P” (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College. At least 80 percent of the semester credits applied toward graduation must be letter graded.

Please see information contained in the Moving On section for information about combining transfer credit with CMC credit towards earning a Bachelor’s degree at CMC.

See the section on scholarships for opportunities related to earning bachelor’s degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies is offered at the following campus locations: Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs - Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs, Edwards, and Breckenridge/Dillon. Check the campus schedule of classes to find appropriate course offerings.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Elementary Education  

CMC’s bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education embeds coursework for dual endorsement in both Elementary Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education and includes field assignments beginning in the first year of study. Students may declare this major upon admission to the college and will build their capability as teachers throughout an integrated four-year program.

Students may also transfer in up to 60 specifically designated credits as part of Colorado’s statewide transfer agreement. Because this program requires 126 specific credits, it will be necessary to work closely with a CMC counselor to utilize transfer credits.

In addition to very specific course requirements, the BAIS: Elementary Education requires a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (“B” average), a background check to enable participation in field assignments in elementary classrooms,

Please see information contained in the Moving On section for information about combining transfer credit with CMC credit towards earning a Bachelor’s degree at CMC.

See the section on scholarships for opportunities related to earning bachelor’s degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Elementary Education is offered at the following campus locations: Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs and Edwards. Check the campus schedule of classes to find appropriate course offerings.

 

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program in Leadership and Management is designed to prepare individuals as managerial and supervisory personnel in a variety of professions and offers a seamless transition from an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a technical field to a bachelor’s degree. The program provides a career and educational pathway for students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in a career or technical field from a regionally accredited school, by building on their technical specialties and general education courses by combining them with upper division course work to acquire management, supervision and leadership skills.

The prerequisite pathway for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree includes these required elements:

Students must have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a specific discipline from a regionally accredited school with 60 credits minimum;
The lower division courses must be completed before a student can enroll in more than 15 upper-division credits at CMC;
Course prerequisites must be completed before a student can enroll in upper-division courses;
For transfer credit, upper-division course requirements must be earned through an accredited four-year program as upper-division coursework;
Specific courses that fulfill the general education requirements may be stipulated by the specific bachelor’s degree program; and
To graduate, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average) or “P” (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College.  At least 80 percent of the semester credits applied toward graduation must be letter graded.

Please see information contained in the Moving On section for information about combining transfer credit with CMC credit towards earning a Bachelor’s degree at CMC.

See the section on scholarships for opportunities related to earning bachelor’s degrees. The Bachelor of Applied Science is offered at the following campus locations: Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs and Edwards. Check the campus schedule of classes to find appropriate course offerings.


 

Bachelor of Science Degrees

The Bachelor of Science degree program is designed to provide four-year degrees in the areas of business, technology, mathematics, sciences, and engineering, but also includes the Colorado State Guaranteed General Education Curriculum. This curriculum includes 31 credits minimum of general education classes across five content areas, plus 3 credits of communication. These are the same basic general education requirements in our Associate of Science degree program at Colorado Mountain College. Some specific degree programs may have additional general education requirements (consult an adviser or the catalog for more information).

The Bachelor of Science degree is designed to offer a variety of students from diverse backgrounds and academic interests the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students who have earned their associate’s degree at CMC, or other community colleges in Colorado, will have an easier pathway to complete their bachelor’s degree program because they will have already met several degree requirements such as the speech communications requirement and certain general education prerequisites that are important for student success.

There are two admission opportunities for pursing a bachelor’s degree at Colorado Mountain College. Enroll as a freshman and complete an associate’s degree (AA, AS, AGS, or AAS) as part of your bachelor’s degree and you will have completed your first two years. As a transfer student, submit official college transcripts from your previous schools and enroll with advanced standing. In order to be eligible to register for 300 and 400-level classes you must have, 1) completed 45 credit hours (at CMC or in transfer), and 2) have a 2.3 cumulative grade point average.

The prerequisite pathway under the 2015/2016 catalog for the Bachelor of Science degree includes these elements: 1) a college degree (associate’s or bachelor’s) is required before a student can enroll in more than 15 upper-division credits at CMC; 2) course prerequisites must be completed before a student can enroll in upper-division courses; 3) for transfer credit, upper-division course requirements must be earned through an accredited four-year program as upper-division coursework; 4) if an approved emphasis area or concentration is pursued, all requirements for that emphasis or concentration must be completed prior to awarding of the degree; and 5) specific courses that fulfill the general education requirements may be stipulated by the specific bachelor’s degree program. Students are encouraged to seek advising on meeting course prerequisites and other degree requirements.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree requires taking at least 120 credits from among general education courses and specific core degree requirements and program electives as per the Colorado Department of Higher Education guidelines. Students who have earned an AA or AS degree and earned a C- or better in all courses shall be fully considered for admission into the BS program. Under the state transfer guidelines for AA and AS degrees, if offered admission, you will enter with a junior standing and will be required to take 60 or more credits to earn your bachelor’s degree. (Students matriculating from an AGS or AAS program will probably need more than 60 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree.) Students who do not fully complete AA or AS degree requirements will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis and may lose transfer credits depending on their previous course of studies. Therefore, students from other colleges are best advised to complete their associate’s degree from their home institution. Individual courses may transfer and count towards specific degree requirements for a four-year degree, but the transferable courses are limited to the course equivalents of the courses specified in the curriculum of the four-year degree program.

To graduate, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average) or “P” (passing) or better on all courses taken at Colorado Mountain College. At least 80 percent of the semester credits applied toward graduation must be letter graded.

Please see information contained in the Moving On section for information about combining transfer credit with CMC credit towards earning a Bachelor’s degree at CMC.

See the section on scholarships for opportunities related to earning bachelor’s degrees. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered at the following campus locations: Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs - Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs, Edwards, and Breckenridge/Dillon. Check the campus schedule of classes to find appropriate course offerings.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)  

 

Bachelor of Science - Nursing 

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing- RN to BSN program is an academic progression model that builds upon nursing knowledge and clinical experiences gained in the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. The curriculum in CMC’s RN to BSN program was created using an academic progression model and evidence-based research aimed to enhance the professional practice of its graduates and prepare them for this fast-paced environment. To be eligible for the RN to BSN degree program, you must have completed an Associate’s degree or accredited diploma program in Nursing and have a current professional nursing license to practice as an RN.

The RN to BSN program has been approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  The nursing program has been granted Candidate Status for the Baccalaureate Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is in process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The BSN program consists of 122 college-level credits. Students may be given up to 72 credits for their prior Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program towards the 122 credit total required. All students will have the same course requirements regardless of the college from which they earned their Associate Degree in nursing.  The associate degree in nursing is located under the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) in the CMC catalog. The BSN program curriculum is designed to be completed in four semester’s full time or six semester’s part time.

The admission requirements for all Bachelor’s degrees are: 1) applicants for CMC Bachelor’s programs must have a minimum of 45 college-level semester credit hours; 2) applicants must be in good standing with the last institution attended, including CMC, with a minimum 2.30 cumulative grade-point average and 3) applicants who do not meet the minimum credit hour of grade point average requirement will be reviewed by the CMC Admissions Committee under the state transfer window exception. For admission into the CMC BSN program students are required to 1) have an unencumbered registered nurse license in Colorado or a compact state RN license; 2) have graduated from an accredited (ACEN) Associate Degree in Nursing program.

Graduation Requirements for the BSN are as follows: 1) complete a minimum of 122 semester hours of the required college-level coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher for CMC hours attempted and included in the GPA computation for graduation; 2) completion of 34 credits of required upper-division nursing courses and 6 credits of advised elective courses (300 and 400 level courses); 3) students must earn a minimum of 30 upper-division credits required for the degree from CMC with a minimum of 2.3 GPA; 4) complete all required nursing prerequisite courses, program coursework, electives and support courses; and 5) complete all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. At least 80 percent of the semester credits applied toward graduation must be letter graded.

Please see information contained in the Moving On section for information about combining transfer credit with CMC credit towards earning a Bachelor’s degree at CMC.

See the section on scholarships for opportunities related to earning bachelor’s degrees. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is offered at the following campus locations: Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs - Spring Valley and Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 

 

 

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