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

2017 Student-Faculty research creative works & community service awards.
UCCS students will have the opportunity to study abroad in more than ten countries throughout 2017-2018 as part of faculty-directed programs coordinated by the Global Engagement Office. | READ MORE
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. between the Kraemer Family Library and the Engineering Building, the Communication Department and Media Services will film a scene for the fourth season of “The Bluffs.” Extras are needed to make the scenes, which will feature a replica of the DeLorean time machine car that starred in the 1985 Hollywood hit. | READ MORE
Janel Owens, associate professor with the UCCS Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, analyzes distilled spirits in the lab. She talks about whiskey and her career path in a faculty profile. | READ MORE
More than 50 new faculty members joined UCCS this fall. In the next few weeks, they will be introduced to the campus. | READ MORE