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

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
After completing two Faculty Course Questionnaire pilot projects during the last academic year, a faculty-led redesign team is preparing to move all FCQs online beginning fall 2017. | MORE
Laura Chandler, Psychology, receives 2017 UCCS Garrett Swasey Outstanding Staff Award . | MORE
Emily Skop, professor, Geography and Environmental Studies Department, and director, Global Intercultural Research Center, recently received the | MORE