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UCCS Academic Catalog 2012-2013

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
   
 
  Jul 22, 2017
 
 
    
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

From the Chancellor


ChancellorWelcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. I am optimistic you will find challenging and engaging opportunities here, opportunities that will open doors to a meaningful life of success, growth, and giving. Together we can accomplish many things.

UCCS offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through six colleges and schools: the College of Business; the College of Education; the College of Engineering and Applied Science; the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; the School of Public Affairs; and the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. You will find rigorous, interesting and stimulating programs of study available within these colleges detailed in this catalog. I urge you to read it carefully, to follow your interests, to understand the policies and requirements of your chosen college and major, and to take full advantage of the opportunities and support available to you while you are here.

You are joining us at an exciting time of innovation, growth and change. UCCS offers excellent educational programs in an exceptional environment with top-quality faculty who value teaching as much as research. We currently enroll more than 9,300 undergraduate and graduate students, our more than 500 acclaimed faculty members deliver more than 58 degree programs that enable students to reach their educational goals, and we are currently adding and renovating new state-of-the art-facilities to our more than 500 acre campus in northern Colorado Springs. Much is happening here.

UCCS has earned high regard. The 2012 U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Colleges edition ranked UCCS as tenth among top public regional universities in the West. The College of Engineering and Applied Science was ranked eleventh nationally among public institutions for its undergraduate engineering programs. In 2006, the American Society for Engineering Education ranked the College of Engineering and Applied Science seventh nationally for its percentage of women engineering graduates. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities recently named the university one of two national leaders in community engagement efforts.

Innovative teaching, creative scholarship and committed public service remain our hallmark. UCCS is a youthful, vigorous and dynamic university. We welcome you to our community, to share in and contribute to the many exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

It is a privilege to have you join us.

Signature of Pamela Shockley-Zalabak

Pamela Shockley-Zalabak
Chancellor
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

University of Colorado Board of Regents

Kyle Hybl, Chair, 2007-2013, District 5
Stephen Ludwig, Vice Chair, 2007-2013, At-Large
Tilman Bishop, 2007-2013, District 3
Steve Bosley, 2011-2017, At-Large
Michael Carrigan, 2011-2017, District 1
James Geddes, 2009-2015, District 6
Irene Griego, 2011-2012,  District 7
Joseph Neguse, 2009-2015, District 2
Sue Sharkey, 2011-2017, District 4


Administrative Officers
CU System

Bruce H. Benson, President. BS, University of Colorado.
Leonard Dineger, Vice president for administration and chief of staff. BA, Catholic University of America; MA, University of Colorado.
Kelly Fox, Vice president and chief financial officer. BA, University of Nebraska; MPA, University of Colorado Denver.
Daniel Wilkerson, Vice president, university counsel and secretary of the Board of Regents.
Tanya Mares Kelly-Bowry, Vice president for government relations. BA, University of Colorado Boulder; MA, Regis University.

Colorado Springs Campus

Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, Chancellor; professor of Communication. BA, MA, Oklahoma State University; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder.
Margaret Bacon, Provost and Executive Vice chancellor for academic affairs; professor of Education. BA, Michigan State University; MA, EdD, University of Massachusetts.
Brian Burnett, Vice chancellor for administration and finance. BA, University of Colorado Boulder; MS, University of Colorado Denver.
Homer Wesley, Vice chancellor for student success and enrollment management. BA, MA, Auburn University; EdD, University of Southern MIssissippi.
Martin Wood, Vice chancellor for university advancement. BS, MA, Emporia State University.