College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

Dean's Message

Dean Peter Braza

Welcome to the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

Whether you are joining us as an undergraduate or graduate student, you will find that we are more than a traditional liberal arts and sciences college. First, you have access to extraordinary faculty. We have philosophy professors whose syllogistic arguments will make your head spin, art professors who will awaken your creative potential, math professors whose limits extend well beyond calculus, psychology professors who know your every motivation, and literature professors who have plumbed the depths of the human condition. Yet, we are much more. Foremost, we are focused on our students becoming successful in their academic, professional, and personal lives. How do we do that? Through our:

Focus on teaching --- We instill attributes employers consistently want!

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n  Effective communication skills   n  Strong analytical reasoning  n  Creative thinking

Focus on experiential learning --- Gain practical knowledge through real-world activities!

n  Internships: They bolster resumes and make you more employable
n  Service-learning courses: Connect classroom concepts to service experiences
n  Research opportunities with faculty: The best way to learn

We call these Peak Learning Experiences – Find out more and explore!

Peter A. Braza, Dean

LAS Events

Reasons to Join Our College

Our mission is YOUR success.

We offer Peak Learning Experiences, practical experiences including internships and research with faculty.

You’ll join a great group of people, more than half of UCCS students are enrolled in LAS.

By taking courses in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, you will gain breadth of knowledge across many disciplines.

Our distinguished faculty will teach you to think, create, and communicate, skills highly desired by employers and graduate schools and transferable to many different careers.

LAS Highlights

It is with great sadness that I share the loss of a pillar of our campus community. Murray Ross, 74, founder and artistic director, Theatreworks, died Jan. 3, 2017, following a short illness. | MORE
Following months of saying she would soon leave UCCS, Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced Dec. 16 her plans to retire from UCCS after 15 years at the helm and a more than 40 year association with the campus. | MORE
A UCCS alumnus and leader in the field of neuroscience will deliver the fall UCCS commencement address during Dec. 16 ceremonies at the Broadmoor World Arena. | MORE
The third in a series of campus discussions about academic freedom is scheduled for 8 a.m. Dec. 12 in University Center 302. | MORE
Tom Christensen, professor, Physics and Energy Science Department, and co-director of the UCCSTeach program, was selected following a national search.| MORE