Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), the largest college at the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado's premier research university. Students are attracted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for many reasons. Some have a profound interest in a particular field, such as mathematics, biology, history, anthropology, or English. Indeed, some are graduate students seeking advanced degrees in these fields. Other students are interested in an undergraduate degree that will serve as a stepping stone to admission to professional schools in areas such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, and law. Still others want to be educators but realize they must master content in a particular field before beginning their training as teachers. Whatever brings you to CLAS, you will discover world-class professors with a deep commitment to students and to teaching. You will be challenged in the classroom and in laboratories, but these challenges will lead you to new insights and understanding, not only about the world around you, but about yourself.
In addition to traditional classroom and laboratory offerings, undergraduates in CLAS have opportunities to engage in research with faculty members on both the Downtown Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. These research opportunities can be life-changing. Students gain a deep understanding of a field while building relationships with their faculty mentors that can last a lifetime
Again, welcome to CLAS, a world-class college that serves as the heart of a great university in the center of a great city.
With all best wishes,
Dan Howard, Dean