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Programs and Centers

MSU Denver has a number of programs and centers on campus to support students in their studies. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but rather a small selection of opportunities available to those working on their degree. Links to each program are provided by clicking on the drop down panel below.



The Center for Advanced STEM Education (formerly Math, Science, and Environmental Education (CMSEE) was established by Dr. Larry S. Johnson and Dr. Joseph Raab in 1993 to serve Colorado schools by offering programs and services in math, science, and environmental studies. One of the goals of the Center is to have math and science taught in a more activity-oriented way.  Dr. Johnson, former Director of the Center, believed that students have a better chance of retaining information if they participate in an activity, rather than have a teacher just tell them the facts. The Center for Advanced STEM Education is part of the Metropolitan State University of Denver's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

To learn more, visit their website.

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a grant funded scholarship program by the U.S. Department of Education. CAMP is designed to meet the needs of migrant and / or seasonal farmworkers pursuing a higher education at a social, academic, and financial level.  While the program provides its most intensive assistance during the freshman year of college, the CAMP team is available to assists students throughout their college experience.

For more information, visit CAMP's website.

Since 1994, Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Family Literacy Program has helped break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by building the literacy skills of whole families—parents and their children. By emphasizing learning within a family context, the Family Literacy Project enhances the relationships between parents and children and strengthens parents’ roles as supporters of their children’s education.

To learn more, visit their website.

The First Year Success program is the entry point for all beginning Metropolitan State University of Denver students. Here students set the stage for future success through community-based learning, peer support, and a wide range of meaningful co-curricular activities. By the end of the program, students will have developed foundational college-level skills while making connections with faculty, other students, and the campus as a whole.

To learn more, visit their website.

Students in MSU Denver's Honors Program enjoy the benefits of a small community of engaged learners and exciting, dynamic instructors, while still having access to the substantial resources of MSU Denver and its vibrant, urban campus. 

The Honors Program delivers an enriched and stimulating education to highly motivated and intellectually curious students by offering interdisciplinary and challenging courses that will provide students with a holistic view of the world. The Honors Program experience affords students the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills that will prepare them to exercise a higher level of critical thinking, to communicate with various and diverse audiences, and to successfully engage local, national, and global communities.

To learn more, visit their website.

The MSU Denver Tutoring Center is not only for students who are having difficulty with the course material, but also for students who are looking to excel. Whether your goal is to catch up, keep up, or do better in your studies, the Tutoring Center is here to help you to achieve that goal by offering free one-on-one, or group academic support in a variety of subjects.

To learn more, visit their website.

Get help at any stage of a writing project, from finding a topic to organizing the content to producing the final draft.

The Writing Center works with writers in all areas of study, at all levels, in all stages of their writing processes, and with all types of writing projects. They offers students resources for developing as writers and thinkers, sharing their work and ideas, and receiving thoughtful feedback on work in progress in a practical, friendly, collaborative environment. In our humble opinion, all students would benefit from working with a writing advisor.

To learn more, visit their website.

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