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University Honors and Leadership Program


University Honors and Leadership (UHL) is a multidisciplinary cohort program consisting of 27 credit hours of coursework to be completed over four years.  The UHL courses satisfy most of the UC Denver general core curriculum requirements and can, therefore, be completed in tandem with any of the four-year undergraduate degree programs offered at UC Denver.

Within the program, students are given the opportunity to pursue a traditional honors experience through the Academic Honors track or to focus on leadership education through the Leadership Studies track.  All students have a common first year experience (UHL Core).  The second and third years of the UHL program offer courses designed specifically for the Academic Honors and Leadership Studies tracks.  In the fourth year, UHL students come together again for a culminating two-semester capstone research seminar. 

The UHL Curriculum 

The UHL Academic Program

Learn about the unique University Honors and Leadership Program curriculum and its Academic Honors and Leadership Studies tracks at UC Denver.

The UHL Core

Academic Honors Track

Leadership Studies Track


Beyond the Classroom 

UHL Course Catalog

UHL courses are interdisciplinary and are designed to encourage students to develop a complex and broad-based intellectual approach to the subject matter.

Degree Progress   

Degree Progress

University Honors and Leadership Program requirements for maintaining good standing in the program and for graduation at CU Denver.

University Honors and Leadership Program

Phone: 303-315-7838 • Fax: 303-315-7836

Street Address: 1047 Ninth Street Park • Mailing Address: Campus Box 199, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364


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