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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UC Denver

Dean's Office

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Mission, Vision and Values


To foster academic excellence, to create and impart knowledge critical to a modern society and a global economy, and to ensure the acquisition of skills essential for professional careers and graduate study.


By 2020, CLAS will have enacted a new paradigm for a liberal arts education that retains the proven values of a broad education while imparting career-oriented skills throughout the curriculum.


  • Learning and Scholarship
  • Discovery and Innovation
  • Health and Care of Mind, Body, and Community
  • Diversity, Respect, and Inclusiveness
  • Citizenship and Leadership

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Strategic Plan