Developmental Studies

The Developmental Studies Department provides classes and services to prepare students for success in college. Its programs focus on improving student skills in writing, reading, and studying through classroom experiences and individualized help in the Learning Center. The department's broad services to diverse groups across campus act as a bridge between instructional areas and student services.


Developmental Studies supports student success by providing skill-building course work, learning resources, and cross-campus collaboration that helps students:

  • to read, write, and think at the college level;
  • to develop confidence in themselves as learners;
  • to use resources to set informed educational goals;
  • to devise effective strategies to meet those goals.