Admission to University Honors and Leadership (UHL) is competitive.
To start, applicants must meet the published requirements for admission to CU Denver Beyond that, competitive applicants will rank among the best coming out of high school, with a high GPA (3.4 unweighted minimum), high class ranking, and SAT/ACT scores that indicate an ability to handle the rigors of an honors educational experience. (Test scores are currently optional.)
UHL courses are taught in a learner-centered environment with continuous faculty and student engagement. Students hone their critical thinking skills by analyzing issues from alternative perspectives. The coursework during the first year focuses on the intellectual, social, and personal skills needed to excel in an increasingly diverse, global, and technologically complex society.
A weekly seminar series complements the UHL Core curriculum and features speakers from a variety of sectors including academia, business, and government. Seminar topics range from hot-button policy issues of the moment to the latest in scientific discovery.
Incoming UHL students who haven't taken ENGL 1020 or the equivalent will take it in their first fall semester. All students will take a specific UHL section of ENGL 2030 in their first year
Not sure if you've fulfilled the requirement? Check with your school/college advisor
In your first year, in addition to required English courses, all UHL students will take a total of five credit hours
If you do well in your fall courses you may begin on your UHL electives this spring - talk with your UHL advisor
In your second and third year, you will explore elective classes based on your interests. Over the two years, you will take 15 elective credit hours.
Two UHL Senior Seminar courses (four credits total) wraps up your UHL experience. The senior courses may be taken in any order and may be completed in the same semester.
|Year 1: UHL Core (5 credit hours)|
UNHL 2755: Honors and Leadership Seminar – semester 1 (1 credit)
UNHL 1100: Life of the Mind - (3 credit)
UNHL 2755: Honors and Leadership Seminar – semester 2 (1 credit)
*ENGL1020: Comp (3 credits)
*ENGL 2030: Comp II (3 credits)
Years 2 & 3: Electives (15 credit hours)
Electives: Five UNHL electives (3 credits each)
Year 4: UHL Senior Seminar (4 credit hours)
UNHL 4991: UHL Senior Seminar I (3 credit)
UNHL 4992: UHL Senior Seminar II (1 credits)