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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Find your passion and your profession will follow

At Colorado's only public urban research university, we prepare global citizens to thrive and lead in a changing world.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers an education tailored to the demands of this new world. Within a community where diversity is valued, our students share a passion for critical thinking, comprehensive learning and creative problem-solving.

High quality faculty members, experts in their fields, are committed to student success and the real-world applications of their research and creative work. Students enjoy many opportunities for career experience through our strong community partnerships. After graduation, they are sought by top employers because students who learn with purpose will continue learning for a lifetime.

Groundbreaking Research

Psychology assistant psychology professor Dr. Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, MS, studies treatments for chronic pain sufferers who become addicted to opioids. She was recently awarded more than $700,000 in funding by the National Institute of Health (NIH) for her critical and timely research.

“No treatments have yet proven effective for simultaneously addressing chronic pain and opioid addiction, and this is evident in the high rates of opioid recidivism among pain patients,” said Wachholtz, who founded the Comorbid Opioid Addiction and Pain (COAP) Lab in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver. “Our ultimate goal is to introduce evidence-based treatment that helps break the cycle of relapse.”

Degree Programs

 Results From Academic Programs : Selected site

Level: Bachelor; Items: 50

Level: Certificate; Items: 26

Level: Doctoral; Items: 4

Level: Master's; Items: 29

CU Denver

1201 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado

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CU Anschutz
Medical Campus

13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, Colorado

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CU South Denver

10035 S. Peoria Street
Lone Tree, Colorado

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