Sep 24, 2019  
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

At A Glance: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Students*

 
6,360  
Undergraduate: 5,714  
Graduate: 646  
   

Degrees Awarded 2009‡

 
1009  
Undergraduate: 831  
Graduate: 168  
   

Undergraduate Degree Programs

 
Anthropology (BA)  
Biology (BS)  
Chemistry (BS)  
Communication (BA)  
Economics (BA)  
English (BA)  
  Creative Writing  
  Film Studies  
  Literature  
English Writing (BA)  
French (BA)  
  International Language and Culture  
  for the Professions  
Geography (BA)  
  Earth Sciences  
  Environmental Science  
  Environmental Studies  
  General  
  Urban Studies and Planning  
History (BA)  
Individually Structured Major (BA)  
International Studies (BA)  
Mathematics (BS)  
  Actuarial Science  
  Applied Mathematics  
  Computer Science  
  Discrete Mathematics  
  Mathematics Education  
  Probability and Statistics  
  Pure Mathematics  
Philosophy (BA)  
Physics (BS)  
  Biophysics and Medical Physics  
  Pure and Applied Physics  
Political Science (BA)  
  Politics and Public Policy  
Psychology (BA, BS)  
Sociology (BA)  
Spanish (BA)  
  International Language and Culture  
  for the Professions  
   

Minor Programs

 
Anthropology  
Astrophysics  
Biology  
Chemistry  
Chinese Studies  
Communication  
Community Health Science  
Creative Writing  
Economics  
Educational Studies  
English Literature  
English Writing  
Environmental Sciences  
Ethics  
Ethnic Studies  
Film Studies  
French  
Geography  
Geology  
German  
History  
Law Studies  
Mathematics  
Philosophy  
Physics  
Political Science  
Psychology  
Religious Studies  
Social Justice  
Sociology  
Spanish  
Sustainability  
Urban and Regional Planning  
Women’s and Gender Studies  
   

Graduate Degree Programs

 
Anthropology (MA)  
  Research concentrations: medical  
  anthropology, archaeological studies,  
  biological anthropology, sustainable  
  development and political ecology  
Applied Mathematics (MS; PhD)  
Biology (MS)  
Chemistry (MS)  
Clinical Health Psychology (PhD)  
Communication (MA)  
  Concentrations: communication  
  management, technical communication,  
  doctoral preparation  
Economics (MA)  
English (MA)  
  Concentrations: literature, teaching of  
  writing, applied linguistics  
Environmental Sciences (MS)  
  Concentrations: air quality, ecosystems, education,  
  environmental health, geospatial analysis,  
  hazardous waste, water quality  
Health and Behavioral Sciences (PhD)  
History (MA)  
  Concentrations: European, global, public  
  history, United States  
Humanities (MH)  
Integrated Sciences (MIS)  
Political Science (MA)  
  Concentration: politics and public policy  
Psychology (MA)  
  Concentration: clinical psychology  
Social Science (MSS)  
  Concentrations: community health science,  
  international studies, society and  
  environment, women’s and gender studies  
Sociology (MA)  
Spanish (MA)  

 

At A Glance: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

   

Certificate Programs

 
   
Undergraduate  
Applied German Language Skills (Modern Languages)  
Applied Statistics (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)  
Biotechnology (Biology)  
Cultural Diversity Studies (Ethnic Studies)  
Ethics (Philosophy)  
Geographic Information Science (Geography/Environmental Sciences)  
Mediation (Communication)  
Professional Writing (English)  
Public Relations (Communication)  
Scientific Foundations of Technical Innovation (Physics)  
Technical and Professional Communication (Communication)  
   
Graduate  
Applied Statistics (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)  
Biotechnology (Biology)  
Computational Biology (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)  
Environmental Sciences  
  Six options: air quality, ecosystems, environmental health,  
  geospatial analysis, hazardous waste and water quality  
Historic Preservation (History)  
Public Relations (Communication)  
Scientific Foundations of Technical Innovation (Physics)  
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (English)  
Technical and Professional Communication (Communication)  
Women’s Studies (Master of Social Science)  
   

Faculty*

 
Regular: 254  
Lecturers: 120  
   

Student-Faculty Ratio

 
17:1  
   

Student Organizations

 
Aristotle’s Porch, online English community  
Chemistry Club  
Colorado International Forum student  
  organization (International Studies)  
Copper Nickel, literary magazine published  
  by the students and faculty of UC Denver  
Math Club  
Phi Alpha Theta, national professional history  
  society, UC Denver chapter  
Philosophy Club  
Physics Club  
Political Science Graduate Student Club  
Pre-Law Society  
Psi Chi National Honor Society, UC Denver  
  chapter (Psychology);  
Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Omicrom Chapter  
  (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society)  
Sociology Student Club  
Tri Beta Biological Society  
   

Alumni*

 
  21,769  
  Undergraduate: 81%  
  Graduate: 19%  
   

Sample Companies Hiring Alumni

 
AMC Cancer Research Center  
American Humane Association  
Amoco Oil  
Channel 7 News  
Colorado Prevention Center  
Denver Museum of Nature and Science  
Denver Public Schools  
Harvard University  
Hughes Aircraft  
IBM  
Invesco  
IPS-Zurich  
Kaiser Permanente  
Lawrence Livermore Labs  
Level 3 Communications  
Lockheed Martin  
Los Alamos Labs  
Merrill Lynch  
Optx Corporation  
Oracle  
Raytheon  
StorageTek  
The Children’s Hospital  
United States Geological Survey  
   

Bragging Rights

 
CLAS Facts  
  22 departments/programs  
  29% minority students  
On the Downtown Campus, CLAS makes  
  up 61% of undergraduate students, 14%  
  of graduate students, 43% of faculty  
48% success rate for medical school  
  applications (five-year average)  
   
Students and Faculty Nationally Recognized  
Harry Truman Scholar: Zara Snapp, undergraduate  
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow: Megan Wilson  
Carnegie Foundation Teaching Award: Charlie Ferguson  
Fulbright Fellows: Larry Anderson, John Brett, Jana Everett,  
James Igoe, Steve Koester, Deborah Thomas, David Tracer  
Elixir Press Award: Jake York  
Published in Nature and National Geographic: Mike Greene  
Colorado Book Award for Fiction: Teague Bohlen  
Bancroft Prize Winner: Thomas Andrews  
   

Centers

 
Center for Ethics and Community  
Center for Computational Biology  
Center for Computational Mathematics  
Center for New Directions in Politics and Public Policy  
Colorado Center for Public Humanities  
Center for Research in Health and Behavioral Sciences  
Fourth World Center for the Study of  
  Indigenous Law and Politics  
   

Advisory/Leadership Councils

 
Center for New Directions in Politics and  
  Public Policy Advisory Board  
Ethnic Studies Community Advisory Board  
Political Science Department Community  
  Advisory Board  
   

Serving Colorado

 
Denver Writing Project: Rick VanDeWeghe  
Chase Community Service Award: Tony Robinson  
“Dr. Colorado”: Tom Noel  
Smart-Girl Leadership Institute  
Urban Citizen Program: Political Science  
   

 

*Fall 2009 end-of-term enrollment data           ‡Fiscal Year 2008-2009 data