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  • What is the difference between a BA and BS degree at CU Denver in CLAS
  • -Talk about the academic calendar-highlight some of the drop dates and help them to understand that there are financial consequences if they choose to drop courses after a certain date. Show them where to find the academic Calendar-Email policy; official means of communication-you are responsible for checking it-Give examples
  • -A Bachelor’s degree at CU Denver requires you to complete a total of 120 credits/45 must be UD-DiscussGen ed.-basic classes-Provides the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in your major, as a life-long learner and an informed citizen. -Emphasizes analytical skills, writing, computation, communication and decision-making.Major- Is an area of emphasis that helps define your interests. -Should be something you care about. -Will include lower and upper division courses.-Your major does not mean you have chosen your career for the rest of your life!Minor and electives-make up the remaining part of your degree.
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    • 1. Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • 2. Presentation Overview
      Introduction to a Liberal Arts and Sciences Education
      • CLAS Academic Advising System
      • 3. Graduation Requirements
      • 4. Core Curriculum and CLAS Graduation Requirements
      • 5. Major Requirements and Minor Requirements
      • 6. Things to consider before registering
      Advising and Registration
    • 7. What is a Liberal Arts Degree?
      • Preparation for life-long learning; development of…
      • 8. Analytical, written, computation, communication, and decision
      making skills
      • Honesty and integrity
      • 9. Teamwork skills
      • 10. Ability to solve complex problems/critical thinking
      • 11. Appreciation for diversity and the readiness to adapt in a
      changing workplace
      • CLAS offers two types of Bachelor’s degrees:
      • 12. Bachelor of Arts (BA)
      • 13. Bachelor of Science (BS)
      A liberal arts education does not limit you to a particular niche, but qualifies you for a wide range of opportunities for the rest of your life!
    • 14. Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership
      Students, faculty, and staff are all participants in the teaching and learning mission of the College.
      • Academic Advisor Responsibilities (College Professional)
      • 15. Help you navigate the university system
      • 16. Connect you to the campus and campus resources
      • 17. Help you ask the right questions
      • 18. Supply you with information to make informed decisions
      • 19. Explain academic policies and procedures
      • 20. Provide academic updates and assist you in planning for success
      • 21. Facilitate graduation
    • Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership
      • Faculty Advisor Responsibilities
      • 22. Explain major/minor requirements
      • 23. Approve transfer credits within major/minor
      • 24. Keep you on track with your major/minor
      • 25. Discuss career/graduate school opportunities
    • Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership
      • Student Responsibilities
      • 26. Understand the basics of college-level expectations and how they differ from those in high school
      • 27. Learn how to manage your time
      • 28. Feed your brain! Exercise and eat healthy
      • 29. Set academic goals with assistance of advisors
      • 30. Know academic policies and deadlines
      • 31. Understand the importance of professionalism and ethical behavior
      • 32. Ask for help when needed
      • 33. Verify schedule
    • Components of a Degree
      Core Requirements/
      General Education
      50-60 credit hrs.
      Major Requirements
      34-56 credit hrs.
      4-36 credit hrs.
      Minor Requirements
      (optional at some schools)
      TOTAL=120 credits of which 45 hrs. must be upper division
    • 34. If you plan to graduate in 4 years, how many credits will you need to complete each year?
      15 Credit Hrs./Sem. X 2 sem. per year = 30!
      Freshman: 1-29 Sophomore: 30-59 Junior: 60-89 Senior: 90-120
    • 35. Bachelor’s Degree Requirements
      120 total hours completed
      Minimum 2.0 UC Denver GPA
      Minimum 45 hours of upper division (3000/4000 level) completed
      Minimum 30 hours at UC Denver completed
      21 CLAS hours completed in your final 30 hours
      All core curriculum and graduation requirements met
      All major requirements met
    • 36. Core Intellectual Competencies
      Competency is satisfied by a letter grade of “C-”
      or higher in each course.
      English Composition (two courses required)
      • English 1020
      • 37. English 2030
      Mathematics (one course required)
    • 38. Core Knowledge Areas
      • Arts & Humanities (6 credit hours from the approved core list, outside the major)
      • 39. Behavioral & Social Sciences (6 credit hours from the approved core list)
      • 40. Psychology, Communication, & Anthropology majors must take 2 classes from the social science list
      • 41. Economics, Geography, International Studies, Political Science & Sociology majors must take 2 classes from the behavioral science list
    • Knowledge Areas(continued)
      Biological & Physical Sciences, Mathematics (7-8 credit hours from the approved core list, outside the major)
      Cultural Diversity (3 credit hours from the approved core list, major classes allowed)
      International Perspectives (3 credit hours from the approved core list, major classes allowed)
    • 42. CLAS Graduation Requirements
      Additional General Education classes/major course is OK
      • Communicative Skills – 3 credits (C- or higher grade required)
      • 43. Foreign Language – 0-10 credits (C- or higher grade required)
      • 44. Humanities- 3 credits
      • 45. Behavioral Sciences - 3 credits
      • 46. Social Sciences -3 credits
      • 47. Biological/Physical Sciences or Math - 3-4 credits
    • As you prepare to Choose classes, think about the following:
      First-year seminars
      • courses can count for core!
      2. Introductory classes in your major
      3. Appropriate selections from the Core
      • English 1020
      • 48. Math
      • 49. Elective – something fun
      4. Time available for studying
      5. Time commitments (job, social life, family, etc).
    • 50. How many credit hours should you consider taking your first semester?
      At most Institutions, 12 credit hours is considered full time.
      How much time should you spend studying in college?
      4 (3 Credits courses) X 6 (hours of study per class) = 24 hrs. of study time per week outside of class.
    • 51. Have a Great Semester!
      On behalf of the CU Denver Community, we wish you the best as you pursue your academic career!
    • 52. Advising 1001 Evaluation
      Please take a moment to complete the evaluation of our Advising 1001 session. Your feedback is what allows us to improve our program.
      To activate the online survey, go to the following website:
      Thank you for your participation!