From the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado State University advances a distinctive model of a modern public research university, where striking natural surroundings and the heritage of the American West come together with academic, intellectual, and personal discovery. An institution on the rise, CSU engages every student and faculty member in the transformative work of improving the lives of citizens throughout Colorado and the world. Colorado State University is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top universities in a variety of categories and disciplines – from teaching and learning to research and student achievement in studios, laboratories, and classrooms.  CSU was founded as the Colorado Agricultural College in 1870. It was one of 68 land-grant colleges established under the Morrill Act of 1862. The doors opened to a freshman class of 20 students in 1879. A respected university: Colorado State is rated among the Top 100 Universities in the Americas (Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, 2014) and is a Carnegie Class I research institution. Library holdings include more than 2 million books, bound journals, and government documents: 300 world-class music, theatre and dance performances; exhibitions; and other high profile arts events annually.  Our students all have different goals, but they do have one thing in common: they achieve them. The knowledge, experience and connections you will gain at CSU set the foundation for a bright future. We call it the “CSU Effect” :70% of CSU GRADUATES secured first-destination employment or education plan at the time of graduation. GRADS are employed at a rate of10 points higher than the national average and earn an average of $45,000; 3 OUT OF 4 CSU graduates are employed in a field or profession related to their major, 4,500 EMPLOYERS: members of CSU’s last three graduating classes were hired by 4,500 unique employers in 49 states in 53 countries and attended more than 200 graduate schools. 3-OUT-OF-4 graduates are employed in a field related to their major. 84%of graduates secured employment or continuing education within 6 months of graduation. Sustainable: We achieved the highest score ever reported to STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, and Assessment & Reporting System. Entrepreneurial: Colorado State was recognized, by Forbes Magazine, as one of “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities” in 2014.  Active: Our Campus Recreation Center was listed as "one of the 25 Most Amazing Campus Student Recreation Centers,” by Best College Reviews. Exceptional: Colorado State University ranks highly for graduation rates and affordability on U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.  Curiosity, Passion, Rigor, Innovation: These academic values are the foundation of our students’ success. Thanks to our investments, 79 percent of our graduates complete their degrees in 4.5 years or less. Only 5 percent of CSU’s budget goes to administration; the rest goes to Instruction, Academic Support, and Scholarships. With a 13 percent increase in our faculty in the past five years, our student-faculty ratio is holding steady at 18:1.The average institutional aid has increased by 53% in the last five years.


Location & Facilities

Colorado State University is a land-grant institution and a Carnegie Research University located in the heart of Fort Collins; it provides students with a unique and rich campus life. Resting against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins’ location provides easy access to the mountains and is just one hour north of Denver, a major cultural and business center. From snowboarding, camping, fishing, and rafting to world-class shopping and professional sports, you’ll find it within a reasonable drive. fs-administration

Fort Collins, a city of approximately 158,600, has everything you could want – friendly people, shopping malls, unique restaurants, movie complexes, natural areas, miles of bike trails, theatres, operas, galleries, an excellent public school district, and more. Its residents take pride in its pleasant location and appearance, its moderate climate, the intellectual atmosphere provided by the University, and the various cultural activities of the city. Fort Collins is an hour from Denver and known for innovation, technology, and entrepreneurialism.

CAMPUS: A 586-acre main campus, which includes 101 acres for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital

More than 5,000 students make campus their home, including all incoming freshmen. Housing & Dining Services offers a broad range of living and dining options to make sure you can find a comfortable community that adds to your entire university experience. Cheer on the Rams (the CSU mascot) underneath the historic “A” at Hughes Stadium, play intramural soccer under the lights at the Great Green or spend the time between classes at the Student Recreation Center climbing wall. No matter what you choose to do, CSU has plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy and participate in athletics. Ram athletics: Colorado State has 16 Division I NCAA sports and thousands of Ram Fans. Join the Ram Ruckus student spirit group and take advantage of the free tickets available to full-time undergraduates.  Sport Clubs and intramurals give you another chance to get in the game. From recreational leagues to national-championship-winning teams, there’s room for all levels of skill and interest. Whether you want to scale a 55-foot climbing wall or float down a lazy river, The Recreation Center has you covered. There’s a reason it’s considered one of the best in the country. Student life: 563 student organizations, 16 intercollegiate sports programs, More than 11,000 one-on-one career advising appointments annually, Over 8,000 full-time jobs and internships posted

International students: Are you interested in attending a university in the United States? We hope you’ll learn more about Colorado State, the #1 rated university for international student satisfaction according to the International Student Barometer in 2013.  Our dedicated international staff student counselors are here to make sure your transition to Colorado State is as smooth as possible. Campus tour:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FJZRZ5eXa4

HOUSING and DINING SERVICES: Colorado State University Residential:

Residence Halls, University Apartments, Resident Services

Dining Services offers a wide range of innovative venues and services to meet the dining needs of everyone on campus. Use the links  to get information about the dining centers, meal plans, menus, and nutrition, as well as specific services Housing & Dining offers throughout it’s residences


List of Departments (Faculties)

Over 250 programs of study with a choice of hundreds of quality programs at Colorado State, giving you the ability to specialize in the field you want, the best part? Our students succeed after they graduate.  Some universities concentrate on academic ratings and numbers. At Colorado State, we concentrate on student experience. That means letting go of titles and structure and embracing an academic community that provides opportunity beyond your direct specialization. Over 100 graduate and professional degree programs and multiple inter-university programs are available.

COLLEGES: CSU has 8 Colleges: College of Agricultural Sciences, College for Business, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Natural Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering, Warner College of Natural Resources

International Programs: Over 20% of tenure-track faculty and 25% of new faculty are international. 1,600 international students and scholars representing 90+ countries, One of the top universities every year for recruiting Peace Corps volunteers, 17 key strategic partnerships around the world, including four with leading Chinese universities.  CSU was rated #1 in international student satisfaction in 2013.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES: As you choose a college, one of the biggest questions most students have is what to study. At Colorado State, we offer over 250 programs, over 50 minors, and several advising tracks. That means you’ll have the ability to reach your goals — no matter what they are.


Courses offered

Majors and Concentrations

A major is the degree you will earn at graduation, while a concentration focuses on a specific field of study related to a major. Not every major has a concentration. Students can also enter as an Undeclared-Exploring student, meaning you’ll be able to explore your interests without declaring a major.

Agricultural Business: Agricultural Economics; Farm and Ranch Management

Agricultural Education: Teacher Development; Agricultural Literacy

Animal Science

Anthropology: Archaeology; Biological Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology, Geography

Apparel and Merchandising; Apparel Design and Production; Product Development; Merchandising

Applied Computing Technology

Art (B.A.); Art Education; Art History; Studio

Art (B.F.A.): Drawing; Electronic Art, Fibers, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photo Image Making, Pottery, Printmaking, Sculpture

Biochemistry: General Biochemistry; Health and Medical Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy

Biology: Biological Science; Botany

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Sciences

Business Administration: Accounting; Finance; Financial Planning; Human Resource Management; Information Systems; Marketing; Organization and Innovation Management; Real Estate; Supply Chain Management

Chemical and Biological Engineering


Civil Engineering

Communication Studies: Speech Teacher Licensure

Computer Engineering

Computer Science; Computer Science; Human-Centered Computing

Construction Management


Early Childhood Education


Ecosystem Science and Sustainability: Electrical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Lasers and Optical Engineering

Engineering Science: Engineering Physics; Space Engineering; Teacher Licensure

Engineering Science and International Studies

English: Creative Writing; English Education; Language; Literature; Rhetoric and Literacy

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Environmental Engineering: Environmental Engineering; Ecological Engineering

Environmental Health

Environmental Horticulture: Landscape Business; Landscape Design and Contracting; Nursery and landscape Management; Turf Management

Equine Science

Ethnic Studies: Women’s Studies Concentration

Family and Consumer Sciences: Family and Consumer Sciences; Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Fermentation Science and Technology

Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology: Conservation Biology; Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences; Wildlife Biology

Forestry: Forest Biology; Forest Fire Science; Forest Management; Forestry-Business

Geology: Environmental Geology; Geology; Geophysics; Hydrogeology

Health and Exercise Science: Health Promotion; Sports Medicine

History: General History; Language, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Social Studies Teaching

Horticulture: Floriculture; Horticultural Business Management; Horticultural Food Crops; Horticultural Science; Horticultural Therapy; Viticulture and Enology

Hospitality Management

Human Development and Family Studies: Early Childhood Professions; Human Development and Family Studies; Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions; Pre-Health Professions; Prevention and Intervention Sciences

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts

Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Engineering Science

Interior Design

International Studies: Asian Studies; European Studies; Latin American Studies; Middle East and North African Studies

Journalism and Media Communication

Landscape Architecture

Languages, Literatures and Cultures: French; German; Spanish; Teaching Endorsement

Mathematics: Actuarial Science; Applied Mathematics; Computational Mathematics; General Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Mathematics of Information

Mechanical Engineering


Music (B.A.)

Music (B.M.): Composition; Music Education; Music Therapy; Performance

Natural Resource Tourism: Global Tourism; Natural Resource Tourism

Natural Resources Management

Natural Sciences: Biology Education; Chemistry Education; Geology Education; Physical Science; Physics Education

Neuroscience: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience; Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

Nutrition and Food Science: Dietetics and Nutrition Management; Food Safety and Nutrition; Nutrition and Fitness; Nutritional Sciences

Philosophy: General Philosophy; Global Philosophies and Religions, Philosophy, Science and Technology

Physics: Applied Physics; Physics

Political Science

Psychology: Addictions Counseling; Clinical/Counseling Psychology; General Psychology; Industrial/Organizations; Mind, Brain and Behavior

Rangeland Ecology: Conservation and Management; Range and Forest Management; Restoration Ecology

Social Work

Sociology: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Environmental Sociology; General Sociology

Soil and Crop Sciences: Agronomic Production Management; Applied Information Technology; International Soil and Crop Sciences; Plan Biotechnology, Genetics and Breeding; Soil Ecology; Soil, Land Uses and Climate Change; Soil Restoration and Conservation


Theatre: Design and Technology, General Theatre, Performance

Watershed Science

Women’s and Gender Studies



A minor is a great way to expand your studies into an additional academic area that may or may not be related to your major.

A: Aerospace Studies, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Agricultural Literacy, Anthropology, Applied Environmental Policy Analysis, Applied Statistics, Arabic Studies, Arts, Leadership and Administration

B: Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Botany, Business Administration

C: Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Conservation Biology, Construction Management, Criminology and Criminal Justice

E: Ecological Restoration, Economics, Energy Engineering, English. Entomology, Environmental Affairs

Environmental Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Horticulture, Ethnic Studies

F: Film Studies, Fishery Biology, Food Science/Safety, Forestry, French

G: Geography, Geology, German, Gerontology, Global Environmental Sustainability

H: History, Horticulture

I: Information Science and Technology, Integrated Resource Management. International Development, Italian Studies

J: Japanese

L: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Leadership Studies, Legal Studies, Linguistics and Culture

M: Mathematical Biology, Mathematics, Media Studies, Merchandising, Microbiology, Military Science, Molecular Biology, Music,  Music, Stage, and Sports Production

N: Nutrition

O: Organic Agriculture

P: Philosophy, Physics, Plant Health, Political Communication, Political Science

R: Range Ecology, Real Estate, Religious Studies, Role of Sustainability in Peace and Reconciliation, Russian Studies

S: Sociology, Soil Resources and Conservation, Soil Science, Spanish, Spatial Information Management, Sports Management, Statistics, Sustainable Water

T: Technical and Science Communication

W: Watershed Science, Women’s Study

Z: Zoology

Pre-professional advising tracks

Pre-professional advising tracks are not academic programs, but instead provide guidance for students intending to pursue a specific profession or educational goal.: Pre-Health Advising, Pre-Law Advising, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising or Teacher/Educator Licensure

GRADUATE DEGREES: World-class teaching and research work together to produce a top-ranked educational experience for Colorado State University graduate students. CSU is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top academic institutions in a wide variety of categories – from teaching and learning to research and student achievement in studios, laboratories, and classrooms. Its strong reputation as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive is well founded.  Graduate student professional development, driving academic excellence and promoting quality graduate education for all students. World-class faculty & researchers work together to produce a top-ranked educational experience. Colorado State University is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top universities in a variety of categories and disciplines – from teaching and learning to research and student achievement in studios, laboratories, and classrooms: 80 Master's Programs and 40 PH.D. Programs.


Master of Fine Arts Degree

Master of Accountancy (M. Acc.)            

Master of Addiction Counseling (M.A.C.)

Master of Agriculture (M.Agr.)

Master of Applied Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.A.I.O.P.)        

Master of Applied Statistics (M.A.S.)

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Arts (M.A.) Master in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (M.A.L.C.M.)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Master of Computer Information Systems (M.C.I.S.)

Master of Computer Science (M.C.S.)

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Master of Engineering (M.E.)

Master of Extension Education (M. Ext. Ed.)

Master of Finance (M.F.I.N.)    C            

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)    A            

Master of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology (M.F.W.C.B.)   

Master of Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting (M.G.M.A.)

Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)  Master of Management Practice (M.M.P.)             

Master of Music (M.M.)          

Master of Natural Resources Stewardship (M.N.R.S.)  

Master of Natural Sciences Education (M.N.S.E.)      Master of Occupation Therapy (M.O.T.)  

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)             

Master of Science (M.S.)         

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Master of Tourism Management (M.T.M.) Professional Science Master's (P.S.M.)    

TUITION AND FEES: the sums are the ones quoted by UCS and are subject to confirmation, they are giving as a general trend:

Per Semester - Fall 2017 / Spring 2018:

Undergraduate - Non-Resident

Credit Hours: 25, + Tuition: 19,995.10, + General Fees: 821.25, + University Technology Fee:25.00 + University Facility Fee: 518.75,+  University Alternative Transportation Fee: 26.23: Total: 21,386.34

Graduate : sum of the above tuition and fees for the maximum of credit hours + 25+12,155.80+821.26+ 25.00+ 518.75+ 26.23 Total = 13,547.04

Note: The International Student and Scholar Services administrative charge is $90 the first semester and $65 for each subsequent semester. Fees are subject to change. Sponsors of international students, such as foreign governments, are assessed a charge of $375 per term. Living expenses: Living allowance (*) non resident: $12,208+ Books and supplies: $1,200 or students residing in CSU housing, an average amount, assuming double-occupancy suite-style room with an "Any 14" meal plan; Actual expenses may vary. Are not include personal expenses for such items as, laundry, clothing, transportation, health care, etc., which vary from student to student.  Also To protect students’ good health and financial stability, students are required to carry adequate health insurance coverage



There are different types of Financial Aid available; enquire with CSU Office of financial Aid (OFA): Grants, Scholarships Work-Study, Other Employment Opportunities, Loans.



Fall Semester – 2017: August 17-18 Thursday-Friday Orientation; August 21 Classes begin.

Spring Semester – 2018: January 11-12 Thursday-Friday Orientation, Advising and Registration for New Students