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CONTENTS of Contents | 2 | Welcome to UCCS 4 | Fast Facts 6 | Academics 8 | College of Engineering 10 | College of Business 12 | College of Education 14 | School of Public Affairs 16 | College of Letters, Arts & Sciences 18 | Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El 1 Table

College of Nursing & Health Sciences of Innovation | 22 | New/Unique Programs 23 | Ent Center for the Arts 24 | Leadership 25 | Honors and Scholarships 26 | Athletics 28 | Campus Life 30 | Residence Life 32 | Community 34 | Admissions 36 | Programs 20 Bachelor


WELCOME TO UCCS UCCS, a premier comprehensive undergraduate and specialized graduate research university, provides students with academically rigorous and life-enriching experiences in a vibrant university community. We advance knowledge, integrate student learning with the spirit of discovery, and broaden access to higher education for the benefit of southern Colorado, the state, nation, and world.

REACH HIGHER Our UCCS community innovates, collaborates, and leads with the integrity expected of a world-class institution. We are proud of our more than 50 years of growth, the commitment of our supportive faculty and staff, and, especially, the students who have made UCCS what it is today.


FAST 300 Days of S FACTS

FAST FACTS Campus Elevation 6,425 ft.

52% Female 48% Male

Student to Faculty Ratio 17:1


25 U.S. Olympic Athletes Are Students

Total Enrollment 12,000+ in Fall 2016

32% Self-Reported Campus Diversity

550 Acres




Average Yearly Snowfall

Students From 49 States 44 Countries

Average Class Size 25



Number of Seats on Student Swing Set

NCAA Division II Athletic Programs 33 Intramural Sports 17 Club Teams

Indoor Waterslide

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Capacity of Rec Center Hot Tub 5


At UCCS, we are focused first and foremost on our students. We provide a transformative educational experience that prepares you for career and life. Teaching is the heart of the university, and our uniquely personal, student-focused learning experience has long been our hallmark. We offer 46 bachelor’s, 22 master’s, and 5 doctoral degrees in our 6 colleges and schools. We continuously improve the quality and variety of degree programs offered. Each college on campus is committed to welcoming students from diverse backgrounds. UCCS is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and our colleges and programs are accredited and top-ranked in their fields.


UCCS is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES The Undergraduate Research Academy encourages students to reach beyond the classroom by participating in research and creative projects mentored by UCCS faculty. The academy’s signature event is Lion Research Day. More than 100 students, staff, and faculty showcase their work in a public campus event in Gallogly Events Center.


The College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS is one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the country. The college’s vision stems from the legacy of David Packard, a native of southern Colorado and founder of Hewlett-Packard Co. who spurred the founding of UCCS and the engineering college in 1965. Packard’s passion for innovation lives on in our classrooms and labs, where you’ll learn from highly trained faculty who encourage students to ask, “What if …?” and have the expertise to guide you not to the answer, but to the possibilities. In the lab, you’ll explore, create, and connect with professors and other students. Our undergraduate students participate actively in research, setting UCCS apart from other engineering colleges.

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The College of Engineering and Applied Science inspires students to improve health, welfare, and prosperity throughout the world through technical learning, research, professional practice, internships, and invention.

TS Kalkur, Ph.D. TS Kalkur, Ph.D., pays attention to the small stuff. Dr. Kalkur is the Director of the UCCS Microelectronics Research Laboratories. Primarily, he does research in the areas of device physics, deep submicron device and circuit modeling, ferroelectrics for tunable radio frequency circuit applications, and microelectronics circuit design. He also serves as Chief Editor of a prestigious, international, science/tech magazine! Dr. Kalkur is passionate about teaching and loves to see his students complete their education and pursue careers. He enjoys many of UCCS’ perks such as having a smaller campus, good laboratory and library facilities, and freedom surrounding his research topics. He is currently using his background in technology to research a variety of topics including switchable and tunable resonators, thermoacoustic speakers, and high temperature device characterization modeling. Dr. Kalkur has been Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering & Applied Science, since 2007.

Electrical and Computer Engineering students are working with faculty on projects with the Department of Energy and with two of the three major U.S. automotive manufacturers to find better batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles. The goal? Better performance with smaller, longer lasting, less expensive battery packs. The newly created National Cybersecurity Center is creating opportunities for students and faculty to work on cutting-edge cybersecurity research. The Center is a partnership of UCCS and other higher education institutions; the military, state, federal, and local governments; as well as private sector resources. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students complete their education with a one-year senior design project encompassing team-building and real-world problem solving. More than 20 sponsored programs from companies and organizations across the country were completed this last year. The focus of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Education degree is to prepare secondary teachers with a STEM education degree (science, technology, engineering, and math). This 4-year multi-disciplinary degree program includes background in engineering and technology, exposure to teaching experiences throughout, and culminates in student teaching in a local classroom. Graduates completing this degree will be eligible for educator licensing in Colorado in both math and science. Learn more: uccs.edu/eas


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At the College of Business, we are in the business of building successful futures. We challenge our students and each other in an inspiring and collaborative learning and research environment. A keystone of our college is our commitment to the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, which provides a framework for ethical decision-making and instruction in all we do. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, incorporating industry experience with hands-on learning opportunities in the classroom. Small classes provide you with personalized interaction with professors who are invested in helping you succeed. We provide a 100-percent online business degree, too, offering maximum flexibility in earning a degree.

Schools of Business International ranks our faculty and curriculum in the top 5 percent of business schools in the world. A 10,000-strong College of Business alumni network provides mentorship and networking opportunities through our Alumni Association Career Coaching Program and connections to successful innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the business community. Employers attest: Our graduates make an immediate, positive impact in their organizations. Whether as an entrepreneur starting your own business, or landing that position for a Fortune 500 firm, you can be confident that you will compete with the best with the preparation you’ve received at UCCS. Learn more: uccs.edu/business

We have been consistently ranked a “Best Business School” by U.S. News & World Report. Our accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate

Brian McAllister, Ph.D. A graduate of UCCS, Dr. McAllister’s primary research is in the not-for-profit sector. He’s currently researching whether participating in the A-133 audit (required if nonprofits receive federal grant funding) correlates with an increase or decrease in a charity’s donations. Dr. McAllister thinks that completing the audit may help charities receive more donations. He has also studied the effect of having founders remain involved in private foundations. He concluded that once a founder leaves an organization, it becomes both less efficient and less charitable. Dr. McAllister loves involving students in his research whenever possible and views UCCS as a very positive asset for the community. Dr. McAllister is an Associate Professor of Accounting, College of Business, and Faculty Director for the Master of Science in Accounting program, since its inception.


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Leslie Grant, Ph.D. Leslie Grant, Ph.D., has one goal in mind: to be innovative in the preparation of our teachers.

The College of Education prepares the next generation of successful professionals and leaders for our schools and communities. Our outstanding clinical site-based undergraduate and graduate experiences prepare teachers, leaders, and counselors to embrace equity, inquiry, and innovation in their fields. Undergraduate offerings include: ››Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Elementary Education ››Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Education ››Human Services Minor ››Initial Licensure in Secondary and Elementary Education Our UCCSTeach program, shared by the College of Education and the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, offers undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or science and a secondary teaching license in four years. The College of Education also offers master’s degrees in the fields of Counseling and Human Services, Curriculum and Instruction, Leadership, Research, and Foundations, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Research and Policy. Learn more: uccs.edu/coe

Dr. Grant’s research is focused on the professional development of in-service and pre-service teachers. She serves as a co-principal investigator on a five-year, $2.6 million project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. Dr. Grant advocates for the new BA in Inclusive Elementary Education, which infuses field experience throughout the curriculum. The program is focused on meeting the needs of all students in the classroom and helps teachers feel more confident in their ability to teach students who are learning English or have special needs. Dr. Grant is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Teaching & Learning in the College of Education.


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Stephanie Ryon, Ph.D. If social sciences interest you, prepare to be impressed by Stephanie Ryon, Ph.D., and her research. Dr. Ryon has been passionate about research throughout her entire academic career, having received over $2 million in local, state, and federal funding to support her applied and academic research. Her main focus over the past four years has been on survivors of sex trafficking and their experiences as prostituted individuals, especially in terms of their lives and physical and emotional health. Dr. Ryon’s scholarly research also includes topics such as effective interventions for adult/juvenile offenders, sex trafficking, demand for illegal commercial sex, and sentencing disparities for disadvantaged populations. She has been at UCCS since 2014 and is continually impressed by the sense of community and support she experiences from her colleagues. Dr. Ryon is Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs.

The School of Public Affairs offers a comprehensive curriculum and extensive experiential learning opportunities, whether your interests lie in government work, serving as an elected official, leading a nonprofit agency or foundation, working in the field of criminal justice, or joining the arena of policy analysis and administration. Our relationships with nonprofit, law enforcement, and community service providers provide practical experience and extra-curricular options that will build your resume. Our faculty are practitioners with long and illustrious careers and world-class academics, all of whom are accessible to you and dedicated to your success. Our Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program employs an interdisciplinary approach to capture both the academic liberal arts emphasis and the professional and policy knowledge required to educate criminal justice professionals. Students who complete the degree will:

››Be able to draw on multiple disciplines and research

traditions to identify and understand the social and behavioral contributors to crime and delinquency ›› Have a comprehensive understanding of the institutions in the criminal justice system and how politics and policy making affect these institutions ›› Possess a comprehensive knowledge of the ethical concerns of the criminal justice field ›› Understand how perceptions of the criminal justice system vary cross-culturally and how such differences influence policy and public perception Our graduate-level programs include: Master of Public Administration, Master of Criminal Justice, or Dual Master – Public Administration & Criminal Justice. Our accelerated Bachelor of Arts/Master of Criminal Justice program allows you to work concurrently toward both degrees.

Learn more: uccs.edu/spa


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The College of Letters, Arts & Sciences is home to studies in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences – and home to more than half of the students at UCCS. Our faculty will teach you to think, to create, to communicate – all skills that are highly desired by employers and graduate schools. Outside the classroom, you will have opportunities to work at internships, engage in service-learning opportunities, and participate in research with faculty. Choose from 19 majors and 53 minors. We offer 23 bachelor’s degrees, 5 Bachelor of Innovation degrees, 10 master’s degrees, and 2 Ph.D. degrees as well as certificate and pre-professional programs. Our newest offering is an exercise science major, a joint effort with the health sciences school. Our students head out into the world with a breadth of knowledge across many disciplines, effective communication skills, strong analytical reasoning abilities, and creative thinking techniques. Learn more: uccs.edu/las

Christopher Bell, Ph.D. Like comics and pop culture? Christopher Bell, Ph.D., does too – so much so that he’s made an academic career of it. Dr. Bell’s research focuses on young adult culture, and he looks at how race, class, and gender intersect in media. His research encompasses dystopian literature, comic books and even things like toys, costumes, and action figures. He and his team of students have researched how gender roles lead to violence toward women – and how to change what he calls a culture of violence in America. By bringing his research and passion into the classroom, Dr. Bell spurs students to think about the culture that surrounds them and how that teaches kids to become adults. Dr. Bell is the Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Media Studies.


Helen and Arthur E. Johnson



We develop exceptional nurses and healthier communities by inspiring excellence through nursing leadership and lifelong learning. The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences will prepare you to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing healthcare system through innovation in education, practice, research, service, and scholarship.

Jay Dawes, Ph.D. If you’re interested in exercise science, you should meet Jay Dawes, Ph.D. He is Assistant Professor of Strength and Conditioning for the Department of Health Sciences and the Coordinator for Athletic Performance Services for Athletics. Dr. Dawes works with graduate students to research the health and performance of first responders such as police officers, firefighters, and soldiers. They use heart rate monitors, blood lactate measuring devices, and other performance and occupational tests to determine how performance on physical tests relates back to job performance.

Our college has deep community roots with its predecessor founded here in 1904 to prepare nurses for the rapidly growing number of tuberculosis patients requiring treatment. In 1997, a community referendum merged Beth-El with UCCS. With low student/faculty ratios, we offer you the opportunity to work closely with highly qualified faculty in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical practicum settings. Our state-of-theart Simulation Learning Center allows realistic encounters with patients. We partner with 500plus hospitals, healthcare agencies, and offices around the region. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers bachelor’s degrees in nursing and health care science; master’s degrees in health promotion, sports medicine, sports nutrition, and nursing; doctorate of nursing practice degrees, as well as certificate programs. Learn more: uccs.edu/bethel

Dr. Dawes and his graduate students are also working with the Colorado Springs Fire Academy and doing research with the U.S. Army. He views UCCS as a “hub for sports and performance” with tremendous potential for growth and innovation.


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Interested in real-world accomplishments while you are in college? Consider a Bachelor of Innovation degree. Our BI students work with real companies and earn awards, like first place honors and investor support at the 2016 Chapman University California Dreamin’ Entrepreneurship Competition. You could be a part of the next BI student team to compete. Unique to UCCS, the Bachelor of Innovation encompasses a family of degrees that allows you to pursue a rigorous course of study in your chosen major, while also learning the skills of innovation and entrepreneurship. You’ll gain leadership and problem-solving skills and refine your creative thinking abilities. You’ll work in student innovation teams and immediately apply what you’ve learned toward start-up firms, ongoing businesses, and nonprofits in the Colorado Springs community and beyond. You’ll gain an understanding of business basics, intellectual property, globalization, and the impact of technology on business. BI students choose a degree from more than a dozen Bachelor of Innovation offerings, with an added common core of innovation instruction and experiential learning. Our program is designed so you can graduate in four years. Some of the Bachelor of Innovation degrees are: ››BI in Marketing ››BI in Human Resources ››BI in Computer Science ››BI in Chemistry ››BI in Game Design and Development ››BI in Visual and Performing Arts: Gallery and Museum Practices ››BI in Women’s and Ethnic Studies ››BI in Inclusive Early Childhood Education Learn more: innovation.uccs.edu


Terrance E. Boult, Ph.D. Cybersecurity is an increasingly important matter, especially to Terrance E. Boult, Ph.D. Dr. Boult is currently juggling three National Science Foundation projects in addition to other sources of funding. He and his team of undergraduate students are working on topics such as biometrics, machine learning, and general projects in computer vision. Recently, his team was part of a group working on a project for Google that was integrated into the Android Operating System. At UCCS since 2003, Dr. Boult likes making a difference in the lives of his students and the community. He’s also very passionate about the Bachelor of Innovation program, which he helped create. The BI program hosts more than 400 students and 20 different majors with a core focus on innovation. Dr. Boult is the El Pomar Endowed Chair of Innovation and Security and Professor of Computer Science.



PROGRAMS UCCS continually evaluates the needs of students, employers, and the community and creates new degree programs aligned with those needs. Here are two that we recently created:

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DATA ANALYTICS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (DASE) This new multidisciplinary degree program, offered in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, focuses on learning algorithms and analytics designed to synthesize answers from “big data” sets, as well as applying mathematical methods and models to data challenges in a variety of industries. DASE engineers can work in telecommunications, entertainment, healthcare, shipping, manufacturing – any industry that requires continuous improvement in quality and productivity.

MINOR IN PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL WRITING USER EXPERIENCE (UX) Benefitting engineers, nurses, professionals, and English majors, the Professional & Technical Writing minor allows student to enhance field knowledge with career-specific writing and designing skills.


This minor lets you add technical writing and visual content skills to your engineering, computer information, or other professional degree. Career options include technical writer, user experience specialist, and document designer/editor. In addition to students completing the Innovation Core courses and choosing the cross-disciplinary concentration, students will take courses in UX that cover theory, user research, usability methods and testing, as well as usability deliverables like wireframes, prototyping, journey maps and more.

ENT CENTER FOR THE ARTS The new Ent Center for the Arts, scheduled to open in early 2018, will feature a state-of-the-art performance venue, gallery, and other arts spaces for both UCCS and the local Colorado Springs artistic community. The new center will include the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater and the Osborne Studio Theatre with supporting space for the UCCS Music Program, Theatre and Dance Program, Theatreworks, the 240-seat Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, a 750-seat performance space, and a new campus home for the Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Art. Additional learning and rehearsal spaces, a large lobby for public receptions, and student engagement spaces will be featured. The venue will be designed to encourage and support working relationships with community cultural organizations and to provide direct public access to performances, exhibits, and classes.


At UCCS, you’ll find opportunities to excel in ways that fit your vision of your future. Develop as a leader. Push yourself to advance academically. See what pathways open for you. We have the tools for you to reach those goals.


CHANCELLOR’S LEADERSHIP CLASS The Chancellor’s Leadership Class (CLC) is a selective university honors program designed to create effective leaders at the undergraduate level. CLC scholars contribute over 5,000 hours of community service a year, take a sequence of leadership courses, and each receive a $4,000 annual scholarship. Learn more: uccs.edu/clc

LIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM The Launching Integrity, Values and Excellence (LIVE) Leadership Program is designed to cultivate leadership skills among a dedicated group of emerging student leaders. Open to first-year freshmen, the program combines co-curricular training, mentorship, and applied campus leadership experience with an emphasis on civic engagement. Admission to the program is paired with a four-year, $1,000-per-year LIVE Leadership Scholarship. Learn more: sll.uccs.edu/org/liveleadership

UCCSLEAD PROGRAM UCCSlead is a student leadership development program created to develop engaged and ethical world-changing leaders. The program is open to all undergraduate students and incorporates leadership training, academic coursework, individual mentoring, and engaged leadership experiences. Upon successful completion of the program and graduation, you will receive recognition on a co-curricular leadership transcript, as well as graduation recognition. Learn more: sll.uccs.edu/org/uccslead


HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS HONORS PROGRAM You’ve worked hard in high school to achieve a high level of academic success. Put that success to work by applying for the Honors Program at UCCS. The program will help you connect with your peers; the scholarships will help you finance your dream. Learn more: uccs.edu/honors

SCHOLARSHIPS What you’ve accomplished in high school and the contributions you’ve made to your community also matter in applying for scholarships. You may automatically qualify for some; others are competitive. Our key scholarships are: ››The 2017-2018 UCCS Chancellor’s Award is automatically offered to high-achieving, first-time Colorado freshmen applying to UCCS. The maximum award amount is $10,000 over four years ($1,250 per semester). ›› The Kane Family Foundation awards high-achieving Colorado residents the full-cost of tuition, fees, and books for up to four years. The estimated value of the Kane scholarship is approximately $40,000 over four years. ››The UCCS Presidential Scholars Award, a competitive scholarship for incoming freshmen students who are not from Colorado, is designed to make tuition affordable for the best and brightest students from out of state. If selected, you will pay 110% of resident tuition, making the value of this award approximately $37,000 over eight semesters. ››The Peak Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for full-time freshmen or transfer students paying out-of-state tuition. The maximum award amount is $20,000 over four years ($2,500 per semester, excluding summer). Learn more: uccs.edu/scholarships


ATHLETICS REACH HIGHER. COMPETE. UCCS competes with 16 NCAA Division II men’s and women’s athletic teams in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), one of the most competitive in the country. For the 2016-17 school year, we added men’s baseball and women’s lacrosse teams and expanded our track and field program. At UCCS, student-athletes are supported and applauded both in the classroom and on the field. During the past few years, several teams have gained regional and national recognition. During the 2016-17 season, each UCCS team with a conference tournament qualified for the postseason. Women’s basketball earned their first RMAC championship as the 2017 RMAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Champions. Our men’s golf team earned titles as the 2016 RMAC Men’s Golf Regular Season Co-Champions and the 2017 RMAC Men’s Golf Tournament Champions, their 13th and 14th RMAC championships.


Men’s golf, women’s basketball, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, men’s indoor track and field, and women’s cross country were all represented in the NCAA postseason.

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# of All Americans 2016-17 season

# of consecutive years athlete GPA higher than all-campus average

NCAA Division II Sports at UCCS ››Men’s Indoor Track and Field ››Men’s Basketball ››Men’s Baseball ››Women’s Indoor Track and Field ››Women’s Basketball ››Women’s Softball ››Men’s Outdoor Track and Field ››Men’s Soccer ››Women’s Volleyball ››Women’s Outdoor Track and Field ››Women’s Soccer ››Women’s Lacrosse ››Men’s Cross Country ››Men’s Golf ››Women’s Cross Country ››Women’s Golf To find out more about becoming a UCCS NCAA athlete and get specific coach/team information, visit: gomountainlions.com.

Club Sports In Club Sports, you will be part of a team that competes against other colleges and universities. ››Baseball ››Men’s Rugby ››Tennis ››Basketball ››Men’s Soccer ››Women’s Rugby ››Equestrian ››Men’s Volleyball ››Women’s Soccer ››Fencing ››Men’s Wrestling ››Women’s Volleyball ››Ice Hockey ››Swimming ››Women’s Wrestling ››Lacrosse ››Table Tennis

Intramural Sports Intramural sports bring out the friendly competition in everyone. Take a break from studying, form your own team, and compete against your fellow Mountain Lions in: ››3-Point Competition ››Dodgeball ››Spikeball ››Badminton ››Flag Football ››Swim Meet ››Basketball ››Floor Hockey ››Table Tennis ››Big Pink Volleyball ››Golf Scramble ››Tennis ››Billiards ››Grass Volleyball ››Ultimate Frisbee ››Bowling ››Indoor Soccer ››Volleyball ››Canoe Battleship ››Innertube Water Polo ››Water Polo ››Cornhole ››Kickball ››Water Volleyball ››Crate Stacking ››Outdoor Soccer ››Weight Lifting Competition ››Cricket ››Slam Dunk Competition ››Wheelchair Basketball ››Disc Golf ››Softball ››Wiffle Ball




REACH HIGHER. ENGAGE. Start with OSA at UCCS Visit the Office of Student Activities (OSA) and get involved. Concerts, athletic events, tailgate parties, bonfires, toga parties, and movies on the lawn are just a few of the entertaining and enriching student events sponsored by OSA. Others include: ››Welcome Week – dances, club fairs, performers, and recreational activities ››Back to the Bluffs Homecoming Week ››Disorientation Week


UCCS Clubs and Organizations Join one of our 150+ clubs. Be sure to attend a club fair and talk with club members to see where you fit. Choose one that interests you or create your own club. Clubs include: ››Art History and Art ››Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU) ››Athletic Band ››CRU - Campus Crusade for Christ ››Film ››Geology ››Phi Sigma Sigma ››SAE Baja ››Student Government ››Student newspaper, The Scribe Learn more: sll.uccs.edu

Workout with a View

Take it Outside with S.O.L.E.

It’s easier to be motivated to get to the gym when you can take in the gorgeous view of Pikes Peak as you exercise. Visit the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center for the latest in human-powered treadmill and elliptical machines and a solar-heated swimming pool. Work out with a personal trainer in the free weights area.

Dedicated to the outdoors, the Student Outdoor Learning Experience center, located in the campus recreation building, organizes a full calendar of outdoor events and learning sessions, from basic bicycle maintenance and repair to ski safety and more. Be involved in activities you already love or try something new:

Or join a fitness class: ››Barre ››Body Sculpt ››Bollywood Dance ››Combat ››Cycle45 or Cycle30 ››Cardio Power Hour

››Hip Hop ››Pilates ››Synergy360XL ››Vinyasa Flow or Yin Yoga ››Zumba

››Standup Paddle Boarding ››Rock Climbing ››Downhill or Cross Country Skiing ››Road or Mountain Biking Learn more: uccs.edu/recwellness





LIVE ON CAMPUS We offer 15 full-service residence halls, all suite-style. You will share living space with a maximum of five other students. Be close to your classes, eat a home-cooked meal at the newly renovated Lodge or Roaring Fork dining halls, attend a residence hall event, walk to the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center and, best of all, park on campus. With several floor plans available, you’ll find a suite that fits your idea of campus living. You can choose a private room and bath, or maybe you prefer to share a common living room and have your own bedroom. Summit Village and the Village at Alpine Valley house most freshmen, who are required to live on campus for their first year at UCCS. Summit Village includes nine houses named for Colorado ski areas. The Village at Alpine Valley buildings are named after Colorado rivers. Most popular floor plan options for freshmen include: ››Shared common area/bath, four separate bedrooms ››Shared common area/bath, four students sharing two bedrooms ››Single bedroom/bath

Upperclassmen and transfer students also can choose: ››Apartment-style living with common area/full kitchen; four students, four separate bedrooms ››Apartment-style living with common area/full kitchen; two students, two separate bedrooms

Learn more: uccs.edu/residence



REACH HIGHER. EXPLORE. Colorado Springs, a city of nearly 500,000 residents, is small enough to be friendly, but large enough to attract nationally known stores, performers, speakers, and events. And, of course our region has plenty of outdoor activities all year long! With two major hospital systems, a professional soccer team, an Olympic Training Center and affiliated athletic National Governing Bodies, and a variety of industries within healthcare, tourism, defense, and technology, Colorado Springs provides ample opportunities for UCCS students to test or try out their chosen careers. Beyond the campus boundaries, there are many things to do in Colorado: ›› University Village Colorado (UVC). Just west of campus, students can access this area via an underpass beneath Nevada Avenue. Join the UVC Running Club, check out live music, and eat al fresco in one of over 20 restaurants. ›› Hiking and biking. Colorado Springs is home to more than 120 parks, trails, and open spaces, with the Pike National Forest serving as the city’s backyard. Popular areas include the Garden of the Gods Park, Pikes Peak, Eleven Mile Canyon, Palmer Park, and Cheyenne Mountain State Park. ›› Manitou Springs. Located just 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs at the base of Pikes Peak, this quaint mountain town is full of restaurants, arts, shopping, and events. If you’re up for a hiking challenge, check out the famous Manitou Incline! ›› Denver. One hour north of Colorado Springs, Denver is home to professional sports teams, big-city shopping, and more. Check out a concert at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre or grab dinner at a hip restaurant in the historic downtown Larimer Square.


REACH HIGHER. EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS. Embrace the Colorado Lifestyle We’re not far from the world-class snowboarding and skiing that only Colorado can offer: ›› ›› ›› ›› ››

Breckenridge Ski Resort Vail Resort Keystone Resort Copper Mountain Monarch Mountain

2 hour drive 3 hour drive 2.5 hour drive 2.5 hour drive 2.5 hour drive

Downtown Colorado Springs. Live Like a Local. Downtown Colorado Springs is full of things to do. Check out local coffee shops and cafes for great off-campus study spots. Unique Colorado restaurants along Tejon Street are perfect for relaxing and meeting up with friends. Experience the arts at UCCS’ gallery GOCA 121 and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, or catch a movie at Kimball’s Peak Three Theater. Check out a concert at the Pikes Peak Center or drop in for one of the many festivals and events downtown. With so much happening downtown and all around Colorado Springs, you will always have plenty to see and do.



PROGRAMS ADMISSIONS TWO WAYS TO VISIT UCCS Campus Tours Schedule a visit to walk the campus with a student guide during our daily group tours. You will have the opportunity to meet with an admissions counselor and see our suite-style housing, state-of-the-art library and science labs, human-powered workout machines at the rec center, classrooms, and our view of Pikes Peak. Campus visits are complimentary and last approximately two hours, including a half-hour overview presentation, followed by a 90-minute walk through campus.

Mountain Lion Experience Days Imagine spending a day at UCCS with your peers who share the same academic interests as you. Mountain Lion Experience days are majorspecific, meaning you will be able to choose a day that is devoted to a major that interests you, such as engineering, nursing, communication, or others. You will interact with current students, meet professors, learn about admissions, financial aid, campus housing, student life, and much more. You will also dine at The Roaring Fork, one of our resident dining halls. Learn more: uccs.edu/visit

KEY DATES SEPTEMBER 1 Application for Admission Available

34UCCS offers rolling admission uccs.edu/apply

Visit Campus Any time Best when classes are in


FAFSA Application Available UCCS Code 004509 Priority deadline March 1 fafsa.ed.gov

DECEMBER 1 Scholarship Application Available Must be admitted to apply. Scholarship application closes March 1 uccs.edu/scholarships

Housing Application Available Submit early for better housing selection uccs.edu/residence

FALL 2017 AND SPRING 2018 ANNUAL COSTS Costs shown are estimates of a year of tuition and fees at UCCS and not a guarantee of cost of attendance for a freshman student. All costs are dependent upon the number of credit hours a student takes, choice of housing arrangements, and specialized fees for certain lab courses taken. The amount for on-campus housing expenses includes a meal plan for all students living in first-year designated housing areas: Summit Village Residence Halls, Village at Alpine Valley Residence Halls, and Shavano House. ACT

Colorado Resident Student

(12 credits per semester/24 credits per year) Tuition and fees: $ 8,314 On-campus housing expenses range: $ 9,600 - 13,000 Total

Colorado Resident Student

(15 credits per semester/30 credits per year) Tuition and fees: $ 10,201 On-campus housing expenses range: $ 9,600 - 13,000 Total


$ 17,914 - 21,314

$1 9,801 - 23,201

Colorado Resident rates include COF stipend



110 112 113 115 117 119 121 122 124 126 128 130 131 133 135 137 139 140 142 144 146



108 110 111 113 115 117 119 120 122 124 126 128 129 131 133 135 137 138 140 142 144



106 108 109 111 113 115 117 118 120 122 124 126 127 129 131 133 135 136 138 140 142



103 105 106 108 110 112 114 115 117 119 121 123 124 126 128 130 132 133 135 137 139



101 103 104 106 108 110 112 113 115 117 119 121 122 124 126 128 130 131 133 135 137




99 101 102 104 106 108 110 111 113 115 117 119 120 122 124 126 128 129 131 133 135

Western Undergraduate Exchange Student



97 99 100 102 104 106 108 109 111 113 115 117 118 120 122 124 126 127 129 131 133



95 97 98 100 102 104 106 107 109 111 113 115 116 118 120 122 124 125 127 129 131



93 95 96 98 100 102 104 105 107 109 111 113 114 116 118 120 122 123 125 127 129



91 93 94 96 98 100 102 103 105 107 109 111 112 114 116 118 120 121 123 125 127



89 91 92 94 96 98 100 101 103 105 107 109 110 112 114 116 118 119 121 123 125



87 89 90 92 94 96 98 99 101 103 105 107 108 110 112 114 116 117 119 121 123



85 87 88 90 92 94 96 97 99 101 103 105 106 108 110 112 114 115 117 119 121



83 85 86 88 90 92 94 95 97 99 101 103 104 106 108 110 112 113 115 117 119



81 83 84 86 88 90 92 93 95 97 99 101 102 104 106 108 110 111 113 115 117



78 80 81 83 85 87 89 90 92 94 96 98 99 101 103 105 107 108 110 112 114



76 78 79 81 83 85 87 88 90 92 94 96 97 99 101 103 105 106 108 110 112



74 76 77 79 81 83 85 86 88 90 92 94 95 97 99 101 103 104 106 108 110



72 74 75 77 79 81 83 84 86 88 90 92 93 95 97 99 101 102 104 106 108

Western Undergraduate Exchange Student

(12 credits per semester/24 credits per year) Tuition and fees: $ 14,530 On-campus housing expenses range: $ 9,600 - 13,000

(15 credits per semester/30 credits per year) Strong Candidate Possible Candidate By Consideration

High School GPA 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.0 SAT total score includes math plus evidence-based reading and writing (no essay)

$ 24,130 - 27,530

Overall high school grade point average (4.0 scale)

Tuition and fees: $ 17,971 On-campus housing expenses range: $ 9,600 - 13,000 Total

$2 7,571 - 30,971

Western Undergraduate Exchange-eligible states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Alaska. Nursing majors are not eligible for WUE tuition.

Non-resident Student

(12 credits per semester/24 credits per year) Tuition and fees: $ 19,498 On-campus housing expenses range: $ 9,600 - 13,000 Total

$2 9,098 - 32,498

Non-resident Student

(15 credits per semester/30 credits per year) Tuition and fees: $ 24,181 On-campus housing expenses range: $ 9,600 - 13,000 Total

$ 33,781 - 37,181

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Undergraduate Undergraduate Majors

College of Business ›› Business »» Accounting* »» Business Administration »» Finance* »» Human Resources Management* »» Information Systems* »» International Business* »» Management* »» Marketing* »» Professional Golf Management »» Service Management* »» Sport Management »» Soccer Management Bachelor of Innovation ›› Business Administration »» Accounting »» Finance »» Human Resources »» Information Systems »» International Business »» Management »» Marketing »» Service Management ›› Chemistry ›› Communication-Digital Filmmaking ›› Engineering »» Computer Security »» Computer Science »» Data Analytics and Systems Engineering »» Electrical Engineering »» Game Design & Development ›› Inclusive Early Childhood Education ›› Museum Studies and Gallery Practice ›› Music ›› Women’s and Ethnic Studies Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences ›› Health Care Science »» Allied Health Completion »» Exercise Science »» Health and Wellness Promotion* »» Nutrition* »» Senior Fitness Instructor »» Strength and Conditioning ›› Nursing »» Traditional Nursing »» RN-to-BSN/Dual Enrollment »» Accelerated Nursing School of Public Affairs ›› Criminal Justice* »» Forensic Studies »» Law Enforcement »» Law »» Dual Degree with Psychology »» Dual Degree with Sociology



Pre-Professional Programs ›› Actuarial Science Preparation ›› Pre-Dentistry ›› Pre-Child Health Associate/PA ›› Pre-Medicine ›› Pre-Physical Therapy ›› Pre-Pharmacy ›› Pre-Veterinary Medicine

College of Letters, Arts & Sciences ›› Anthropology* ›› Biochemistry* (BA & BS) »» Pre-Medical Option ›› Biology* (BA & BS) »» General Biology »» Biomedical Science ›› Chemistry* (BA & BS) ›› Communication* »» Digital Filmmaking & Media Arts* »» General Communication* »» Media Studies* »» Online Communication »» Professional Communication »» Sports Communication ›› Distributed Studies ›› Economics* ›› English* »» English Literature* »» Professional/Technical Writing* »» Rhetoric & Writing* ›› Geography & Environmental Studies* ›› History* ›› Mathematics* (BS) »» Applied Mathematics »» Flexible Option »» Pure Mathematics »» Statistics ›› Philosophy* »» Philosophy »» Cognition, Science, Phenomenology, & Linguistics »» Culture & Aesthetics »» Philosophy & Political Science Double Major »» Religion & Classics »» Justice & Global Society ›› Physics* »» Traditional Physics »» Energy Science »» Solid State ›› Political Science »» General Political Science* »» American Politics & Public Law* »» Global Politics* »» Public Administration* ›› Psychology* »»  Psychology* »» Criminal Justice/Psychology Dual Degree »» Psychology/Women’s Studies Double Major ›› Sociology* »» Sociology/Women’s Studies Double Major »» Sociology/Criminal Justice

›› Spanish* ›› Visual and Performing Arts* »» Art History* »» Film Studies* »» Music* »» Theater* »» Visual Art* ›› Women’s and Ethnic Studies*

College of Engineering & Applied Sciences ›› Computer Engineering* ›› Computer Science* ›› Data Analytics & Systems Engineering ›› Electrical Engineering* ›› Engineering Education ›› Mechanical Engineering* College of Education ›› Inclusive Elementary Education (BA) ›› Secondary Education »» Biochemistry »» Biology »» Chemistry »» English »» History »» Mathematics »» Physics »» Spanish ›› Special Education »» Biology »» English »» Geography »» History »» Spanish

Undergraduate Minors College of Business ›› Accounting ›› Entrepreneurship ›› Finance ›› General Business ›› Human Resource Management ›› Information Systems ›› International Business ›› Management ›› Marketing ›› Service Management College of Education ›› Human Services College of Letters, Arts & Sciences ›› American Sign Language ›› Classics ›› Cognitive Studies ›› Creative Writing ›› Dance ›› Energy Science ›› French ›› Geology ›› German

›› Gerontology ›› Japanese Language and Culture ›› Leadership ›› Museum Studies and Gallery Practice ›› Organizational Leadership and Professional Development ›› Organizational and Strategic Communication ›› Pre-Law ›› Political Economy ›› Statistics ›› Sustainable Development

College of Engineering & Applied Sciences ›› Aerospace Engineering Minor ›› Game Design ›› Game Programming + 3D

Undergraduate Certificates College of Letters, Arts & Sciences ›› Cognitive Archaeology ›› Cognitive Studies ›› Criminology and Justice Studies ›› Disability Studies ›› European Studies ›› Geographic Information Science ›› Gender and Sexuality Studies (WEST) ›› Global Studies (WEST) ›› Industrial Mathematics ›› Latino/a Studies (WEST) ›› Native American & Indigenous Studies ›› Professional and Technical Writing ›› Social Dimensions of Health and Health Care ›› Sociology of Diversity School of Public Affairs ›› Homeland Security College of Engineering & Applied Sciences ›› Information Assurance ›› Secure Software Systems ›› Software Engineering

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs ›› Applied Mathematics ›› Biochemistry ›› Chemistry ›› Communication ›› Sociology ›› Criminal Justice ›› Electrical Engineering ›› Mechanical Engineering

*Students may also minor in these programs.

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