Letters, Arts and Sciences, School of
West Classroom (WC) 257
One of three schools at MSU Denver, the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences (LAS) has as its mission to provide an environment of teaching and learning that honors tradition and supports imagination, while remaining on the cutting edge of education and technology. LAS faculty are committed to educating students, while respecting their rich life experiences and ties to their communities. We encourage critical thinking in an atmosphere of inquiry and creativity, where students develop their writing, research, analytical and communication skills.
Nearly two-thirds of MSU Denver’s 24,000 students are enrolled in the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences. The school is MSU Denver’s backbone, offering the majority of General Studies courses for all degree-seeking students. The 19 departments and one institute house 29 undergraduate majors, 58 minors and 62 concentrations. LAS offers degrees in the fine and performing arts, ethnic and gender studies, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and the natural sciences.
In addition to these majors and minors, students can design their own degree programs that include LAS courses through the Center for Individualized Learning. In an exciting new development, the school recently added a highly successful master’s degree in social work. LAS students enrich the cultural life of the whole campus community by organizing conferences and workshops, presenting plays and exhibits, and giving concerts and recitals. Degrees in the liberal arts and sciences prepare students for successful careers and a lifetime of learning.