Urban, interdisciplinary, transformational,
inventive – the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Colorado Denver is all of these things and more.
Answering the call of Colorado and the world to educate the leaders of tomorrow, CLAS attracts top-notch faculty to instruct the doctors, business
pioneers, thinkers and innovators of the future.
The strength and prestige of a University of Colorado degree is known worldwide, and CLAS graduates go on to become leaders in their chosen fields. Located on the Auraria Campus, just steps away from Denver’s historic Lower Downtown district, our students reap the benefits of a vibrant campus in a flourishing city.
In addition to being the largest college at CU Denver and the backbone of general
education, almost half of all CU Denver
students major in one of the over 40
programs CLAS offers at the bachelors,
masters, and doctoral levels – because a Liberal Arts education opens doors to a world of opportunity like no other degree can. Our community of learners includes both traditional and nontraditional students: from recent high school graduates to
seasoned professionals. Visit our campus and you’ll notice a variety of ages,
backgrounds, and ideas — all working
together to create true diversity.
With award winning faculty, research support and infrastructure in abundance, and the dual-campus structure of the downtown campus’ unification with Anschutz Medical campus, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
offers a challenging environment where
students build a strong foundation for lifelong learning and achievement. From our unique international partnerships (like offering a CU
education at the International College Beijing) to our constantly evolving range of programs (we are the first in the Rocky Mountain
Region to offer both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Public Health) the College of Liberal Arts and Science stays on the cutting edge and offers students as
comprehensive and rigorous an education as is available anywhere in the world.
A liberal arts degree can open the door to graduate studies, jumpstart your career or advance your current position at work.
Learn more about the history of the University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which has always been a strong component of the Denver campus.
A quick glance at CLAS data about programs, students and faculty.
Information about the University of Colorado Denver and its accreditation.
CLAS faculty engage in research that advances the broad knowledge in their fields. Learn more about our faculty.
Students come to the University of Colorado Denver for numerous reasons. Learn more about the student experience and available resources.
CLAS faculty engage in numerous world-class efforts related to global reach to deliver an outstanding and innovative educational experience.
Diversity manifests itself in many ways throughout CLAS in our faculty, staff, students and programs.