About Us

About Us

The College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (LAS) at the University of Colorado Springs Colorado Springs (UCCS)

LAS is a community of teaching scholars whose mission is to advance an understanding of the human condition and the natural world and communicate this understanding to the people of Colorado, and the world at large.

LAS affirms and accepts the ideal purposes and traditional goals of all great universities: the creation, interpretation, dissemination, and application of knowledge. LAS strives to maintain these goals while formulating and delivering innovative and creative programs. LAS provides collaborative programs that enrich the community, promote the creation of a vibrant and creative cultural life, strengthen and sustain a productive and responsible economic sector, facilitate the solution of community and regional problems, increase the safety, health and welfare of individuals and groups, sustain scientific and technological innovation, and enhance the understanding and practice of civic duty and responsibility.

LAS Vision Statement

We will position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives through innovative and collaborative teaching, scholarship, and connections with the community and the broader world.

LAS affirms and accepts the ideal purposes and traditional goals of all great universities: the creation, interpretation, dissemination, and application of knowledge. LAS strives to maintain these goals while formulating and delivering innovative and creative programs. LAS provides collaborative programs that enrich the community, promote the creation of a vibrant and creative cultural life, strengthen and sustain a productive and responsible economic sector, facilitate the solution of community and regional problems, increase the safety, health and welfare of individuals and groups, sustain scientific and technological innovation, and enhance the understanding and practice of civic duty and responsibility.

LAS provides breadth of instruction for all students of the UCCS campus, including those in the professional schools and colleges. More than half of the students at UCCS are enrolled in LAS. This breadth exposes all students to the challenge, excitement and demands of clear self-expression, analysis, reasoning, comparison, experimentation, and awareness of alternative perspectives. LAS provides depth in specific academic disciplines. Students in LAS can choose from 19 majors and 53 minors in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. This specialization is important not only for the skills, perspectives, and knowledge gained, but is also the key to success in subsequent education and careers.