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Study at University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, or UCHSC, was initially part of the University of Colorado System. In 2004, it merged with the University of Colorado at Denver (UCD) to form the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. Since then, it has been renamed to University of Colorado Denver. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Nursing
  • Graduate School
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
UCHSC has sports teams that participate in various sports such as football, volleyball, basketball, or softball in Intramural Sports.

Profile of University of Colorado DenverUCDHSC is located in a large city, in Denver, CO. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at UCDHSC top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study medicine, music, and architecture and planning.

UCDHSC Selectivity

The admissions department at UCDHSC does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 470 to 600 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 595 or higher on the math SAT.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

UCDHSC offers classes to 21, 658 students (14, 365 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
The school has a large share of part-time students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center is a new university composed of three University of Colorado campuses Downtown Denver, Ninth and Colorado, and Fitzsimons at Aurora. The University of Colorado Board of Regents created the new university on July 1, 2004, with the consolidation of the University of Colorado at Denver and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The new universitys mission spans the scopes of its parts and its vision is to: Become the premier urban research university with nationally ranked programs of teaching, clinical care and community service throughout Colorado. Provide access to higher education for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with increased multicultural diversity through recruitment and pipeline initiatives. offer new interdisciplinary programs of education and research in the life sciences, professional programs and liberal arts. Become a more entrepreneurial university with two campuses in the Denver/Aurora metropolitan area and the state. Develop regional business and community partnerships that stimulate new programs and an improved economy. "

UCDHSC Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management816business management, accounting, finance, international business, marketing, organizational behavior
Liberal Arts575political science, sociology, library science, history, English, economics, English composition, anthropology, . . .
Medicine383pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, public health, pharmaceutical chemistry, neuroscience, medical scientist
Education and Teaching365curriculum and instruction, educational administration, school Counselling, special ed, early childhood Education
Nursing and Emergency Medicine348registered nursing, nursing administration
Therapy and Counselling261psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy, psychobiology, school psychology, behavioral sciences
Science217biology, biophysics, chemistry, biomedical sciences, biometrics, microbiology and immunology, biochemistry, physics, . . .
Architecture and Planning164architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, environmental design
Engineering155civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering
Media114communication studies
Family and Social Work113public administration
Music94music, various music studies
Computer Science and Engineering86computer and info science, information science
Fine Arts54fine arts
Medical Support and Technology49physician assistant, dental hygienist
Drama and Performing Arts34drama
Mathematics30applied mathematics, mathematics
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and administration
Religion and Philosophy19philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental science
Medical administration3health care administration
Contact: UCDHSCUniversity of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO 80217-3364

General Phone: (303) 556-5600

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