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When students get ready to graduate, sometimes they are scurrying to get their credit requirements completed. Taking workshops is a great way to earn credits quickly.
Catherine Harris, director of site operations in Extended Studies, said workshops are great for students having an interest in a particular subject or simply needing one more credit to graduate on time or to meet financial aid requirements.
“The value in workshops is providing an opportunity to engage the campus community in a cross disciplinary manner,” Harris said. “They’re open to all students in all disciplines. You get a different perspective coming together in the same classroom. It can be a valuable learning experience for everyone.”
Another benefit, according to Harris, is workshops are taught by instructors who have a very strong interest in the topic they’re presenting on.
“An instructor has an opportunity to really present on something that he’s passionate about,” Harris said. “It’s an opportunity for the students to meet with a subject matter expert and really learn something that they might not have been exposed to otherwise.”
According to Harris, the most workshop credits you can take to apply to degree requirements is nine, but your department may further limit that number.
Workshops are charged by the credit hour and typically have a small workshop fee added to cover processing and handling. These charges work the same as regular class fees for financial aid.
Harris added that workshops are listed in BroncoWeb as 294 or 494 classes, depending on upper or lower division classification. They are available for students to take during fall, spring, summer and