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.
Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising 1001
Presentation Overview Introduction to a Liberal Arts and Sciences Education
Components of a Degree Core Requirements/ General Education 50-60 credit hrs. Major Requirements 34-56 credit hrs. Electives 4-36 credit hrs. Minor Requirements (optional at some schools) TOTAL=120 credits of which 45 hrs. must be upper division
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
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
Core Intellectual Competencies Competency is satisfied by a letter grade of “C-” or higher in each course. English Composition (two courses required)
Arts & Humanities (6 credit hours from the approved core list, outside the major)
Behavioral & Social Sciences (6 credit hours from the approved core list)
Psychology, Communication, & Anthropology majors must take 2 classes from the social science list
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)
CLAS Graduation Requirements Additional General Education classes/major course is OK
Communicative Skills – 3 credits (C- or higher grade required)
Foreign Language – 0-10 credits (C- or higher grade required)
4. Time available for studying 5. Time commitments (job, social life, family, etc).
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? EXAMPLE 4 (3 Credits courses) X 6 (hours of study per class) = 24 hrs. of study time per week outside of class.
Have a Great Semester! On behalf of the CU Denver Community, we wish you the best as you pursue your academic career!
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