UCCS College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (LAS) Fast Facts

LAS Fast Facts

UCCS College of Letters, Arts & Sciences (LAS) Fast Facts

Artwork at UCCS

Size of College

  • More than half of the students at UCCS are enrolled in LAS
  • 60% of all Bachelor’s degrees are awarded to students in LAS
  • 12% of all Master’s degrees are awarded to graduate students in LAS
  • About 250 faculty teach in LAS
  • By joining LAS, you'll join a great group of people!

“I chose UCCS because it’s close to home, but I stayed because the chemistry department is small. Everyone knows everyone. I like how close knit the science department is here.” -Morgan; Chemistry ‘13

GOCA Museum Artshow

Variety of Course Offerings

Size of College

  • LAS offers 23 Bachelor’s degrees, 10 Master’s Degrees, and two Ph.D. degrees
  • Students can choose from 19 majors and 53 minors in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences
  • 15 certificate and 7 pre-professional programs are available
  • Whatever your academic interests, we’re sure to have what you want!

“I took every class I could with LAS Professor Thorpe. I connected with her style of teaching. She challenged me to push myself beyond what thought I could do." -Bianca; Communication ‘13

Artshow display at GOCA Museum

Core Focus on Student Success

  • LAS’s mission is to help students become successful in their academic, professional, and personal lives
  • Courses focus on training in critical thinking and problem solving, analytical reasoning, effective speaking, and persuasive writing—all highly marketable skills that translate well into a variety of professions
  • Students in pre-professional programs such as pre-medicine or pre-law boast an outstanding acceptance rate to some of the nation’s top law and medical schools

Dynamic Learning Opportunities

  • Variety of in-class, online, and hybrid courses are offered
  • International and domestic exchange programs are available through  National Student Exchange and Education Abroad
  • Established community partnerships for Service Learning, Internships, and Community Engagement (SLICE of LAS)
  • UCCSTeach is a collaborative program shared by the College of Education and the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. UCCSTeach offers undergraduate university students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in mathematics or science and a secondary teaching license in four years. 

Peak Learning Experiences

  • Faculty-student research is encouraged and supported by awards to students and their faculty mentors
  • Opportunities to present at the Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF) 
  • Internships give you opportunities to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in your professional field
  • Service-Learning courses connect the concepts in the classroom to service experiences in the community. S-L courses enhance your classroom learning by providing you with opportunities to learn from the "textbook" of the community

"Challenging myself this semester really paid off!" Intern at 4th District