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Credit-bearing courses are open to all students and include

  1. Developmental courses in mathematics and reading
  2. Learning enhancement courses in mathematics and critical reading
  3. College success courses in introduction to higher education, college learning strategies, and career development
  4. Courses in preparing undergraduates in roles as paraprofessionals


DVST 070 Reading Skills for College Study
Designed to assist students in the development of college level reading skills.
DVST 075 Reading and Study Skills Applications
Assists students in the applications of college-level reading and study skills to content-area coursework. 
DVST 090 Introduction to College Math I
Students reviews basic computational skills and their applications.
DVST 091 Developmental Math, Arithmetic Operations
Explores the basics of counting principles, place value, arithmetic operations, etc.
DVST 092 Developmental Math, Elemental Topics
Provides students with minimal algebra skills.
DVST 093 Developmental Math, Elements of Algebra
A few topics include properties and operations on real numbers and simplifying expressions.
DVST 095 Introduction to College Math II
Introduces beginning algebraic concepts.
DVST 110 Introduction to Critical Reading and Thinking
Focuses on mastering skills related to the processes of understanding, analyzing, and assessing college-levels texts.
DVST 150 Introduction to Higher Education
 Introduces students to skills that promote effective educational planning and academic success.
DVST 160 Learning Strategies
Assists students to develop their study strategies and examine their academic goals.
DVST 170 Career Exploration
Students will examine the world of work, assess their interests and abilities, and make realistic decisions on academic majors and careers.
DVST 201 Vocabulary Expansion
Students will apply knowledge of 168 Latin and Greek word parts and mastering the meanings.
DVST 250 Role of the Peer Educator: Theory Practice, and Assessment
Prepares selected students for the role of a paraprofessional Peer Educator.
Reading Skills for College Study SyllabusDocument icon
Catalog description, course goals, and required materials for DVST 070.
Introduction to HIgher Education SyllabusDocument icon
Course Syllabus, DVST 150: Introduction to Higher Education (1 graduating credit) Indiana University of PA. - Required materials.
Learning Strategies SyllabusDocument icon
Catalog description, course goals and objectives, and topical outline for DVST 160 Learning Strategies.
Career Exploration SyllabusDocument icon
Required text, description, course goals and objectives for DVST 170: Career Exploration.
  • Developmental Studies Department
  • Pratt Hall, Room 202/203
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2729
  • Fax: 724-357-6940
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.