Colorado Christian University
Where Faith and Learning Meet
At Colorado Christian University, you'll gain a strong foundation in the sciences. We offer programs in biology, health sciences, industrial engineering, pre-med, and general science. We aim to help our students explore the world that God created, use cutting-edge technology, and discover how faith interacts with questions that arise out of studying science. We focus on teaching our students how to articulate a Christian perspective on issues like bioethics, ecology, and human life.
To advance and promote the Kingdom of Jesus Christ by equipping our graduates to pursue vocations in engineering, biology, and the health sciences in a competent and responsible way, as informed by a Christian worldview.
There are many advantages to studying science and engineering at CCU. One of the major advantages is that you will study alongside fellow Christians who will both challenge and encourage you. Because of our low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll personally get to know your professors who will help you determine how you can use your gifts to impact the world.
By studying the sciences at CCU, you will:
• Apply scientific methods to your studies
• Use the instruments and techniques of biological research to comprehend essential facts and principles of biology
• Learn to communicate scientifically, using scientific notation and terminology
• Learn to articulate and defend a Christian perspective on ethical and controversial issues in science
Faith and learning
With over 100 majors, minors, and emphases to choose from, you’ll integrate dynamic learning with rock-solid faith and begin to discern God’s plan for your life. Students complete 180 ministry hours during their time at CCU and engage in first-year discipleship groups, chapel twice a week, and student-led mission trips.
The value of your investment
Returns on investment at CCU manifest in academics, spiritual formation, and life-long community. We’re committed to career readiness and have successfully matched over 1,400 students with employers through our Employment Management Service. Through training in competence and character, students graduate ready to impact the world with grace and truth.
A campus visit is the best way to get a true sense of the Colorado Christian University community. CCU is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb sitting on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, just 10 miles west of downtown Denver. Schedule an individual visit or come during a Preview event and see for yourself what makes CCU the premier, interdenominational Christian college of the West!
Ranked #46 among the "Best Regional Universities" in the West | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked #5 among the "Most Innovative Schools" in the West | U.S. News & World Report 2022
Ranked #27 among the "Best Colleges for Veterans" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Ranked the #1 "Safest College Campus in Colorado," receiving an A for safety | Niche, 2023
Named a 2022–2023 Christian College of Distinction
Named a 2022–2023 College of Distinction for Colorado
We are excited that you are considering the possibility of a career in science and engineering. The School of Science and Engineering offers the following programs:
• Biology (major, minor)
• Chemistry (minor)
• Engineering Design (minor)
• Engineering Project Management (major)
• Health Sciences (major)
• Industrial and Systems Engineering (major)
• Kinesiology and Exercise Science (major)
• Nursing (major)
• Pre-Engineering (major, associate degree only)
• Pre-Medicine (major)
• Pre-Physical Therapy (major)
• Pre-Physician Assistant (major)
• Science (major)
• Sports Management (major)
Class and Lab Ratios
All classes offered by the school are taught by professors, not graduate assistants. The faculty are readily accessible to students for academic advising, and because our classes and labs are small, our professors get to know you well. This means that when you are ready to apply to a post-graduate program or medical school, our professors are willing and able to write a detailed and personal letter of recommendation for you.