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New CU classes in south Denver

Why is CU offering classes in the south Denver area?
Offering classes in the south Denver area will enable CU to reach students where they live and work, providing the high-quality education our university is known for at a place and time that maximizes convenience for busy students.

A CU location in south Denver will help meet several of our strategic priorities, including growing and developing new programs that match changing demographics and meet pressing local needs, as well as creating strong, mutually beneficial partnerships that engage with our local communities. It also aligns with The Wildlife Experience’s educational outreach mission.

Will The Wildlife Experience museum remain open? Can I still visit?
The first floor of The Wildlife Experience building will remain open to the public, continuing to operate as a wildlife art and natural history museum with opportunities for meeting and convention facility rental.

What courses will be offered for fall 2014?
A number of courses and certificates in a variety of fields will be offered by different University of Colorado Denver │ Anschutz Medical Campus schools and colleges.

  • Business School: Courses and certificates in general business and entrepreneurship that can be applied toward an MBA degree
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science: Certificates in software engineering, computer forensics and computer science teacher education
  • School of Education & Human Development: Trauma workshop and addictions counseling course
  • College of Nursing: A BS degree and continuing education courses on emerging topics
  • Colorado School of Public Health: Graduate mini-certificate in health analytics with a focus on the health care industry

Why these courses?
After conducting interviews with south metro Denver’s major employers and professional organizations, CU selected initial course offerings to meet identified market demand. Additional courses will be offered in subsequent semesters.

Are the classes offered only by CU Denver or CU Anschutz? What about CU-Boulder and CU Colorado Springs?
Classes for fall 2014 will be available only from CU Denver and CU Anschutz. We expect that programs from CU-Boulder and CU Colorado Springs will be added in the future.

When will courses begin?
We expect courses to begin in fall 2014.

Do I need to apply?
Yes, you do need to apply to the university if you are not already a student at CU Denver or CU Anschutz. Visit Apply Now for more information​.

How can (and when should) I register for classes?
To register for fall 2014 classes offered at The Wildlife Experience in south Denver, you will need to be an admitted student. ​Visit Apply Now​ for more information​.

What will the CU classrooms at The Wildlife Experience facility be like?
CU will renovate a gallery area on the second floor of The Wildlife Experience building to create 11,000 square feet of classroom and administrative space. In addition to the classroom space, CU will have access to the building’s expansive public spaces, including the theater and the ballroom.

How can my company send its employees?
We are very interested in working with companies to provide professional development opportunities to their employees. Please compete our Request Information form and a representative will contact you.

Where exactly is The Wildlife Experience? How​ can I get there? Is there public transportation?
The Wildlife Experience is conveniently located one mile east of I-25, at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Peoria Street at 10035 Peoria Street in Parker, Colo. The nearest RTD Lightrail station is Lincoln Station.

Is parking available? Is there a cost? Are there bike facilities?
FREE parking is available in The Wildlife Experience’s parking lot, located on the south side of the facility. Limited bike parking is also available.

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