Honors and Leadership Studies

Honors and Leadership Studies

Applying to UHL

University Honors and Leadership Program

The University Honors and Leadership Program (UHL) provides students with unique learning experiences, scholarship support, and a sense of community unlike anything else at the university. Students who come from myriad majors complete coursework together in small, discussion-based seminars taught by exceptional faculty. UHL courses have an interdisciplinary focus and explore a range of interesting topics. With a focus on developing skills to analyze, understand, and solve complex social problems from multiple perspectives, UHL students learn to be leaders through discussion-based classes, personal goal-setting, and community engagement.

Students early in their college career and without the CU Denver Core completed will be on the Four-Year Track, completing 24-27 credit hours together, which fulfills the majority of the CU Denver Core requirements (you will still need math and lab science) and a minor in Multidisciplinary Honors and Leadership upon graduation.

Students who enter UHL with the CU Denver Core completed, will be in the Two-Year Track, and will complete 15 credit hours, earning a minor in Honors and Leadership Studies upon graduation.

Are you a student who...
Benefits from learning from other students?
Loves discussion-based classes?
Embraces opportunities to have ideas challenged?
Wants to be part of a hard-working student community?
Then UHL may be for you.

UHL Program

  • Access to the UHL house with workspace, computers, printer, copier, meeting room, and UHL staff and faculty

  • Dedicated Advising and peer mentoring

  • Innovative curriculum with a wide range of multidisciplinary courses taught by leading faculty

  • UHL scholarship support

  • Membership in a cohort-based community that provides intellectual and social opportunities from the moment you arrive on campus

  • Opportunity to participate in state, regional, and national honors and leadership conferences

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University Honors and Leadership

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