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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 -Discuss Gen 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.
  • Refer students to the complete core requirement handout and the FL requirement handout
  • Transfer student-power_point-2011

    1. 1. Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising 1001
    2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction to a Liberal Arts and Science Education </li></ul><ul><li>CLAS Academic Advising System </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Curriculum and CLAS Graduation Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major Requirements and Minor Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Things to consider before registering </li></ul><ul><li>UCDAccess </li></ul><ul><li>Advising and Registration </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Preparation for life-long learning; development of… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical, written, computation, communication, and decision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>making skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honesty and integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to solve complex problems/critical thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciation for diversity and the readiness to adapt in a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>changing workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CLAS offers two types of Bachelor’s degrees: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Arts (BA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science (BS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership Students, faculty, and staff are all participants in the teaching and learning mission of the college. <ul><li>Academic Advisor Responsibilities (College Professional) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help you navigate the university system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect you to the campus and campus resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help you ask the right questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply you with information to make informed decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain academic policies and procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approve transfer credits to be applied towards your general education requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide academic updates and assist you in planning for success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate graduation </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership (cont) <ul><li>Faculty Advisor Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain major/minor requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approve transfer credits within major/minor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep you on track with your major/minor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss career/graduate school opportunities </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership (cont) <ul><li>Student Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the basics of UC Denver’s college-level expectations and how they may differ from those in your previous college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn how to manage your time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed your brain! Exercise and eat healthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set academic goals with assistance of advisors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn UC Denver’s general education and your major requirements. Understand that they may be different from those at your previous college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know academic policies and deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the importance of professionalism and ethical behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for help when needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verify schedule </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Core Requirements/ General Education 50-60 credit hrs. Major Requirements 34-56 credit hrs. Electives 4-36 credit hrs. Components of a Degree Minor Requirements (optional at some schools) TOTAL=120 credits of which 45 hrs. must be upper division
    8. 8. If you plan to graduate in 4 years, how many credits will you need to complete each year? 15 credit hours/semester X 2 semesters per year=30! Freshman: 1-29 Sophomore: 30-59 Junior: 60-89 Senior: 90-120
    9. 9. <ul><li>120 total hours completed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including accepted transfer credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 60 transfer credits from Community Colleges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 90 transfer credits from 4-year Universities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum of 90 transfer credits applied towards the 120 total hour requirement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Minimum 2.0 UC Denver GPA </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum 45 hours of upper division (3000/4000) completed </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum 30 hours at UC Denver CLAS completed </li></ul><ul><li>21 UC Denver CLAS hours completed in your final 30 hours </li></ul><ul><li>All core curriculum and graduation requirements met </li></ul><ul><li>All major requirements met </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>English Composition (two courses required) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English 1020 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English 2030 </li></ul></ul>Competency is satisfied by a letter grade of “C-” (1.7) or higher in each course. Mathematics (one course required) <ul><ul><li>Math 1010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 1070 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 1080 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 1110 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 1120 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 1130 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 1401 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 2411 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 2421 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math 2830 </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Core Knowledge Areas <ul><li>Arts & Humanities (6 credit hours from the approved core list, outside the major) </li></ul><ul><li>Behavioral & Social Sciences ( 6 credit hours from the approved core list) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology, Communication, & Anthropology majors must take 2 classes from the social science list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics, Geography, International Studies, Political Science & Sociology majors must take 2 classes from the behavioral science list </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Biological & Physical Sciences, Mathematics (7-8 credit hours from the approved core list, outside the major) </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Diversity (3 credit hours from the approved core list, major classes allowed) </li></ul><ul><li>International Perspectives (3 credit hours from the approved core list, major classes allowed ) </li></ul>
    13. 13. CLAS Graduation Requirements Additional General Education classes/major course is OK <ul><ul><li>Communicative Skills (3 credits, C- or higher grade required) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign Language (0-10 credits, C- or higher grade required) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Sciences (3 credits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biological/Physical Sciences or Math (3-4 credits) </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. As you prepare to Choose classes, think about the following: <ul><li>Classes in your major </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Any introductory courses you still need to complete </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appropriate selections from the CORE or CLAS Graduation Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Composition or Math </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time available for studying </li></ul><ul><li>Time commitments (job, social life, family, etc). </li></ul>
    15. 15. How many credit hours should you consider taking your first semester? <ul><ul><li>At most Institutions, 12 credit hours is considered full time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How much time should you spend studying in college? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Minimum of 2 hours per credit hour* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 (3 credit courses) x 6 (hours of study per class) = </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24 hrs. of study time per week outside of class </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. On behalf of the UC Denver Community, we wish you the best as you pursue your academic career! Have a Great Semester!
    17. 17. 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: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/68DN9FV Thank you for your participation!

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