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Academic Departments and Campuses

Contact Information for CMU Academic Departments

For more details on programs and a complete listing of CMU's majors, minors, and concentrations, see the Academic Program Requirements page.

Art and Design Department


  • Animation, Film and Motion Design
  • Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Art


Department Head:
Suzie Garner

Administrative Assistant:
Cullen Duffy

Office: FA 200 | 970.248.1833
Art and Design Dept. website

Biological Sciences Department


  • Biological Sciences
  • Forensic Science


Department Head:
Carrie McVean-Waring

Administrative Assistant:
Julie Fredlund

Office: WS 232 | 970.248.1993
Biological Sciences Dept. website

Business Department


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Construction Management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Economics
  • Energy Management/Landman
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality Management
  • Insurance
  • Managerial Informatics


Department Head:
Steve Norman

Staff Assistant:
Jane Sandoval

Office: DH 309C | 970.248.1778
Business Dept. website

Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics Department


  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics


Department Head:
Lori Payne

Administrative Assistant:
Ronda McDonald

Office: WS 132 |  970.248.1407
Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics Dept. website

Engineering Programs

Engineering programs are housed in the Physical and Environmental Sciences Department.


Civil Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
CMU-CU Boulder Engineering Partnership Program

Director of CMU/CU-Boulder Engineering Partnership Program
Tim Brower | 970.248.1662

Archuleta Engineering Center

Administrative Assistant:
Harriet Carpenter | 970.248.1400

2508 Blichmann Ave,
Grand Junction CO

Engineering Programs website

Health Sciences Department


  • Health Information Technology Systems
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology


Department Head:
Debra Bailey

Staff Assistant:
Renae Phillips or Ronna Sharpe

Office:  MC 173 | 970.248.1398
Health Sciences Dept. website

Kinesiology Department


  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Personal Training
  • Sport Management


Department Head:
Jeremy Hawkins

Administrative Assistant:
Tina David

Office: MC 237 | 970.248.1635
Kinesiology Dept. website

Languages, Literature and Mass Communication Department


  • Classical Studies
  • English
  • Mass Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish


Department Head:
Barry Laga

Administrative Assistant:
Angela Kimmel

Office: EH 237 | 970.248.1687
Languages, Literature and Mass Communication Dept. website

Music Department


  • Jazz Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education (K-12)
  • Music Performance
  • Music With Elective Studies in Business (program name pending final approval)


Department Head:
Calvin Hofer

Administrative Assistant:
Lyn Ross, Melinda Scott

Office:  MPAC 141 | 970.248.1233, 970.248.1323
Music Dept. website

Social and Behavioral Sciences Department


  • Addiction Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Criminal Justice (for POST certification, see WCCC listing below)
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Emergency Management and Disaster Planning
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Investigation - Psychology
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration/Public Safety (inactive)
  • Public History
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women's and Gender Studies


Department Head:
Jessica Herrick

Administrative Assistant:
Cathy Rickley

Office: LHH 413 | 970.248.1696
Social and Behavioral Sciences Dept. website

Physical and Environmental Sciences Department


  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering Partnership Program (with CU-Boulder)
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Geosciences
  • Geographic Information Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program (with CU-Boulder)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Physics
  • Sustainability Practices
  • Watershed Science


Department Head:
Russ Walker

Administrative Assistant:
Julie Fredlund

Office: WS 232 | 970.248.1993
Physical and Environmental Sciences Dept. website

See entry above for contact information for the Engineering programs.

Teacher Education Department


  • Education (Graduate-level)
  • Teacher Licensure (Students will have an advisor in their major field of study and in the Center for Teacher Education):
    • Elementary Education
    • K-12 Education
    • Secondary Education
  • Post-baccaulareate Initial Teacher Licensure


Department Head:
Blake Bickham

Administrative Assistant:
Mary Kienietz

Center for Teacher Education, DH 109L | 970-248-1786
Teacher Education Dept. website

Theatre Arts Department


  • Dance
  • Speech
  • Theatre Arts


Department Head:
Mo LaMee

Administrative Assistant:
Lyn Ross, Melinda Scott

Office: MPAC 141 | 970.248.1233, 970.248.1323
Theatre Arts Dept. website

Contact Information for Campuses

Colorado Mesa University Montrose Campus

Montrose Campus provides courses leading to the completion of selected associate of art (AA) degrees, bachelor of art (BA) degree completion tracks, general education classes, and selected upper division and graduate-level classes.


Director: Gary Ratcliff
Staff Assistant: Donna Justin Harville
Location: 245 South Cascade Ave, Montrose, CO 81401
Phone Number: 970.249.7009
Montrose Campus website

Western Colorado Community College (WCCC)

Western Colorado Community College is an open admission, comprehensive community college providing higher education instruction for academic transfer programs and career technical programs.



  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Agriculture Science
  • Baking and Pastry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Construction Electrical
  • Construction Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Developmental Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electric Lineworker
  • Emergency Medical Technician (Basic, Paramedic)
  • Manufacturing Supervision
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Nurse Aide
  • Peace Officers Academy - P.O.S.T. Certification
  • Process Systems Technology
  • Public Safety Diving
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Technology Integration
  • Transportation Services
  • Visual Communications - Animation Technology
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Water Quality Management
  • Wildland Fire Management


Acting Director of Instruction: Christine Murphy | 970.248.1248
Executive Secretary:  Debbie Balmer  |  970.255.2700
Western Colorado Community College website