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College of Arts & Sciences

Ethnic Studies class, CU-Boulder

If you have a wide range of interests, pursuing a broad, liberal arts education might be right for you.

Program: CU-Boulder offers one of the most extensive liberal arts and sciences programs in the country. Combine one of 50 majors, minors, and certificate programs offered in the humanities, social sciences, physical and life sciences, visual and performing arts with a liberal arts core curriculum.

Facilities: Arts & Sciences is housed in more than 25 buildings, including Benson Earth Sciences, containing an 11,000-square-foot library, an auditorium, and state-of-the-art laboratory-classrooms; Eaton Humanities, which includes 19 classrooms equipped with the latest instructional technology; and Porter Biosciences, which contains teaching and research laboratories for molecular biology, neuroscience, and psychology. A brand new 180,000 square-foot Visual Arts Complex, one of the largest art facilities recently completed in the country, houses studio space and the CU Art Museum.

Hands-on Learning:  The opportunities to learn first-hand are many in Arts & Sciences, from the ATLAS Black Box Theatre-an interdisciplinary performance space combining artists and technology, to Environmental Studies internships with research opportunities in one of our 300 science laboratories.

Faculty: Arts & Sciences has a diverse and distinguished faculty including Nobel laureates, celebrated authors, and noted artists. Visit the Professors of Distinction page to find out more.

Sampling of Courses:

  • Exploring a Non-Western Culture: Amazonian Tribal Peoples
  • Mathematics of Coding and Cryptography
  • Global Change: The Recent Geological Record
  • Masterpieces of British Literature
  • Language and Gender
  • Biochemical Basis of Exercise
  • Ethics

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Middle 50% of the Admitted Fall 2013 Freshman Class
College of Arts & Sciences
HS GPA 3.21 - 3.88
Percentile Rank 60 - 89%
SAT- Total* 1080 - 1280
ACT Composite 24 - 29
* Range includes critical reading and math scores only.