Academics: Overview

Undergraduate students at CU benefit from the extraordinary resources of a world-class research institution dedicated to undergraduate teaching. CU faculty have an unparalleled reputation for balancing excellence in their fields with a dedication to their students, through both classroom instruction and independent study advising.

Undergraduates fulfill general education requirements, choose among a wide variety of elective courses, and pursue departmental concentrations and interdisciplinary certificate programs. Required independent work is a hallmark of undergraduate education at CU. Students graduate with either the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) or the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE).

The Graduate School offers advanced degrees spanning the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.

Doctoral education available in all disciplines emphasizes original and independent scholarship, while master’s degree programs in architecture, engineering, finance, public affairs and public policy prepare candidates for careers in public life and professional practice.