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Health Programs

The opportunities students will have in the future for health professions are going to be fabulous. The partnership between CU Denver and CU Anschutz is going to give health career development a lot of support."
- Charles Ferguson, PhD, director of Health Professions Programs
They give you all the tools you need to succeed, their doors are always open, and they're great mentors. They help you make a four-year plan and help you get a research project over the summer. They also get us involved at CU Anschutz, which is really nice."
- Mattie Kerns, pre-health student talking about the Health Careers advisors

Improve the health and well-being of generations to come

Physician, physician assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physical therapist, optometrist, dentist, public health specialist and medical scientist—these are the fulfilling health careers of the future.

If you’re committed to pursuing any of those careers, you can find your future when you learn with purpose at Colorado's only public urban research university.


Pre-health Studies


Pre-health is a popular and competitive field of study at CU Denver characterized by academic rigor and personalized support. Thanks to the connection between CU Denver and CU Anschutz, students have opportunities to immerse themselves in the subject matter, do research with real-world applications, and engage in early clinical experiences. 

Admission to CU Denver does not assure future admission to CU Anschutz.


BA/BS-MD Program


A small group of students interested in making health care their career are admitted to the BA/BS-MD program. This program provides an opportunity for outstanding students from broadly diverse backgrounds who want to serve the health care needs of Colorado as primary care physicians. Once they are accepted to the program, students can earn a seat at the University of Colorado School of Medicine provided they meet specific academic, non-academic and professional requirements annually.


Nursing Programs


CU Anschutz offers undergraduate nursing programs.


Graduate Health Programs


CU Anschutz offers the majority of our graduate level health programs.

CU Denver

1201 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado
303-315-5969

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CU Anschutz
Medical Campus

13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, Colorado
303-724-5000

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CU South Denver

10035 S. Peoria Street
Lone Tree, Colorado
720-488-3300

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