College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

Dean's Message

Dean Peter Braza

Welcome to the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

We are home to 6,000 students in 18 departments with majors ranging from art to physics. As dean, I am grateful to lead such a vibrant enterprise. I am proud that we have one-on-one research opportunities for our students as well as extensive internship opportunities. Further, we participate in the National Student Exchange program, allowing our students to study at our partner universities as well. For those studying at the graduate level, we have master degree programs in nine departments and we have three Ph.D. programs.

We tie everything we do around our vision: 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.

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

Today, the first day of class, I can feel the energy in the air. The eagerness of students, the lessons being prepared, and the anticipation of new research all bring excitement to our campus. | MORE
Sarah Treschl, senior instructor, English Department, will use the eclipse to help students in her fiction and English composition classes understand metaphor. Ramon Tirado, senior instructor, Physics and Energy Science Department, will use a 10-inch diameter telescope to provide a close-up view of the phenomena where the moon completely covers the sun.| MORE
Memorial services for Paul Ballantyne, professor emeritus, Department of Economics, were July 11 at Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square, Colorado Springs. He died July 5 following a long illness. | MORE