Academics & Admissions

In the College, you can receive an education that aligns with your interests and helps prepare you for a career. You'll harness your skills, passions and creativity to make a positive mark on local and global communities.

Our graduates use their degrees to improve the world across a wide range of professional contexts, including business, law, the arts, education, politics, nonprofits, international relations, journalism, banking and more.

With over 60 programs for undergraduate, graduate and doctorate studies, as well as a variety of certificate programs, CAHSS offers an immersive educational experience that fits your interests and career needs. 

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Our undergraduate degrees emphasize both rigor and flexibility. We encourage our students to delve into a wide range of disciplines and topics in order to deepen their interests, explore their passions and discover their unique paths forward. 

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Our graduate degrees combine intensive coursework and hands-on participation in research and discovery so our students can develop the skills necessary to succeed in jobs with highly specified demands or share their knowledge as researchers, teachers or practicing artists.

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$324m Over $324 million in financial aid annually for undergraduates and graduates at DU

90% 90 percent of DU undergrads have secured post-graduation plans within six months of graduation

94% 94 percent of students in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences study abroad

Featured Stories

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Producing the News

Chelsea Hernandez’s path to journalism began as she watched newscasters on television as a child. That path led to an internship with Colorado Public Television that turned into the 2019 graduate’s first job in media.

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Kaity Young
Making Space for Radical Change

With a minor in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, students can examine race and ethnicity as categories of social, political, historical, and cultural analysis, both in the United States and globally.

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Heritage Speakers Unite

Lina Reznicek-Parrado is teaching a new course, "Spanish for Heritage Speakers." The course is for students who were educated in the context of English-speaking America but have other experience with Spanish.

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