Residential Academic Programs

Residential Academic Programs (RAPs)

Students live together in the same residence hall, share academic experiences by participating in seminar classes taught in the residence halls, have access to faculty offices within the residence halls, and engage in residence hall activities that reinforce the academic theme. The program is coordinated by a faculty director, and is generally focused on first-year students.

RAPs feature:

  • Enhanced academic curriculum
  • Full-time faculty director
  • Classroom space in the residence hall
  • Upper-division mentors
  • Enhanced program activities

Baker RAP - Interdisciplinary curriculum in the natural sciences, pre-health, and environmental studies.

CMCI/Communications RAP - An interdisciplinary program dedicated to understanding how communication shapes social worlds and worldviews.

Engineering Honors RAP - Provide educational experiences that match the abilities and ambitions of some of the very best students at CU.

Farrand RAP - Emphasis on liberal arts, particularly humanities and cultural studies, taught by award-winning faculty.

Global Engineering RAP - New for 2013-14. Focus on engineering and Spanish.

Global Studies RAP - Focused on global interdependencies and promoting international understanding.

Health Professions RAP - Emphasis on academic preparation for careers in the health professions.

Honors RAP - Provide a high-powered, intellectual environment while combining the community of a small liberal arts college with the advantages of a large research university.

Leeds RAP - A targeted community comprised exclusively of students majoring in business, seeking to build individuals who are well-rounded, prepared, engaged, and equipped to succeed in 21st century workplaces and take roles as global leaders.

Leadership RAP - Study leadership from a multicultural and global perspective.

Libby Arts RAP - Interdisciplinary curriculum in the arts, including visual arts, theater and dance, music, and film studies.

Sewall RAP - Engage complex connections between the present and the past, between local places and our global society, and between the arts and sciences.

Sustainability and Social Innovation RAP - Bringing together students from across all disciplines to study a variety of entrepreneurial practices that foster social innovation.

Sustainable by Design RAP - Provide students enrolled in any course of study the opportunity to live in a creative, sustainable living environment while earning academic credit for their degree.

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