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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

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  • Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising 1001
    • Introduction to a Liberal Arts and Science Education
    • CLAS Academic Advising System
    • Graduation Requirements
      • Core Curriculum and CLAS Graduation Requirements
      • Major Requirements and Minor Requirements
    • Things to consider before registering
    • UCDAccess
    • Advising and Registration
    • Preparation for life-long learning; development of…
      • Analytical, written, computation, communication, and decision
      • making skills
      • Honesty and integrity
      • Teamwork skills
      • Ability to solve complex problems/critical thinking
      • Appreciation for diversity and the readiness to adapt in a
      • changing workplace
    • CLAS offers two types of Bachelor’s degrees:
      • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
      • 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!
  • 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)
      • Help you navigate the university system
      • Connect you to the campus and campus resources
      • Help you ask the right questions
      • Supply you with information to make informed decisions
      • Explain academic policies and procedures
      • Approve transfer credits to be applied towards your general education requirements
      • Provide academic updates and assist you in planning for success
      • Facilitate graduation
  • Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership (cont)
    • Faculty Advisor Responsibilities
      • Explain major/minor requirements
      • Approve transfer credits within major/minor
      • Keep you on track with your major/minor
      • Discuss career/graduate school opportunities
  • Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership (cont)
    • Student Responsibilities
      • Understand the basics of UC Denver’s college-level expectations and how they may differ from those in your previous college
      • Learn how to manage your time
      • Feed your brain! Exercise and eat healthy
      • Set academic goals with assistance of advisors
      • Learn UC Denver’s general education and your major requirements. Understand that they may be different from those at your previous college
      • Know academic policies and deadlines
      • Understand the importance of professionalism and ethical behavior
      • Ask for help when needed
      • Verify schedule
  • 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
  • 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
    • 120 total hours completed
      • Including accepted transfer credits
        • Up to 60 transfer credits from Community Colleges
        • Up to 90 transfer credits from 4-year Universities
        • Maximum of 90 transfer credits applied towards the 120 total hour requirement
    • Minimum 2.0 UC Denver GPA
    • Minimum 45 hours of upper division (3000/4000) completed
    • Minimum 30 hours at UC Denver CLAS completed
    • 21 UC Denver CLAS hours completed in your final 30 hours
    • All core curriculum and graduation requirements met
    • All major requirements met
    • English Composition (two courses required)
      • English 1020
      • English 2030
    Competency is satisfied by a letter grade of “C-” (1.7) or higher in each course. Mathematics (one course required)
      • Math 1010
      • Math 1070
      • Math 1080
      • Math 1110
      • Math 1120
      • Math 1130
      • Math 1401
      • Math 2411
      • Math 2421
      • Math 2830
  • Core Knowledge Areas
    • 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
    • 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)
      • Humanities (3 credits)
      • Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)
      • Social Sciences (3 credits)
      • Biological/Physical Sciences or Math (3-4 credits)
  • As you prepare to Choose classes, think about the following:
    • Classes in your major
      • - Any introductory courses you still need to complete
    • Appropriate selections from the CORE or CLAS Graduation Requirements
      • - Composition or Math
    • Time available for studying
    • 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?
      • *Minimum of 2 hours per credit hour*
      • EXAMPLE
      • 4 (3 credit courses) x 6 (hours of study per class) =
      • 24 hrs. of study time per week outside of class
  • On behalf of the UC Denver Community, we wish you the best as you pursue your academic career! Have a Great Semester!
  • 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!