Welcome to UCCS
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is located on approximately 521 acres in northeast Colorado Springs at the foot of Austin Bluffs, a rugged natural cliff formation. The campus provides a spectacular view of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, including Pikes Peak, a 14,100-foot mountain that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write “America the Beautiful” from its pinnacle in 1893. Established 50 years ago in 1965, UCCS was built on an original 1964 gift of 80 acres (for the price of $1) from local businessman George Dwire. The campus continues to expand with the recent additions of a Campus Recreation Center, the Gallogly Events Center, the Osborne Center for Science & Engineering, Berger Hall, Mountain Lion Stadium, and renovations to Dwire Hall, the Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities, and Centennial Hall.
Why join the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (LAS)?
More than half of the students at UCCS are enrolled in LAS, and over 60% of all Bachelor's degrees are awarded to students in LAS. Students can choose from 19 majors and 53 minors in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Rather than focusing on a specific career or field like engineering or nursing, LAS provides you with breadth of knowledge across many disciplines. As a result of your studies, you acquire skills that are highly desired by employers and transferable to many different careers. You will not be limited by specialization and will be adaptable to the new jobs of the future. These transferable skills are essential in our rapidly changing world. Our distinguished faculty will help you develop the creative, communicative, and problem-solving acumen to be successful. Our mission is your success. Apply Now!
What are Peak Learning Experiences?
Peak Learning Experiences is a college-wide initiative to prepare our students for lives of meaningful work. LAS offers many opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to make informed career choices. These practical experiences include internships, service-learning courses, and research with faculty. Faculty-student research is encouraged and supported by financial awards to students and their mentors. Students also have opportunities to present at the Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF). Internships give students opportunities to gain valuable applied experience and develop networks and connections in their field. Service-learning courses connect concepts in the classroom to service experiences in the community. SLICE of LAS is a center devoted to helping students find service-learning courses and internships.