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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.
  • Freshman student power-point

    1. 1. Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences<br />Advising <br />1001<br />
    2. 2. Presentation Overview<br />Introduction to a Liberal Arts and Sciences Education<br /><ul><li>CLAS Academic Advising System
    3. 3. Graduation Requirements
    4. 4. Core Curriculum and CLAS Graduation Requirements
    5. 5. Major Requirements and Minor Requirements
    6. 6. Things to consider before registering</li></ul>UCDAccess<br />Advising and Registration<br />
    7. 7. What is a Liberal Arts Degree?<br /><ul><li>Preparation for life-long learning; development of…
    8. 8. Analytical, written, computation, communication, and decision </li></ul> making skills<br /><ul><li>Honesty and integrity
    9. 9. Teamwork skills
    10. 10. Ability to solve complex problems/critical thinking
    11. 11. Appreciation for diversity and the readiness to adapt in a</li></ul> changing workplace<br /><ul><li>CLAS offers two types of Bachelor’s degrees:
    12. 12. Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    13. 13. Bachelor of Science (BS)</li></ul>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!<br />
    14. 14. Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership<br />Students, faculty, and staff are all participants in the teaching and learning mission of the College.<br /><ul><li>Academic Advisor Responsibilities (College Professional)
    15. 15. Help you navigate the university system
    16. 16. Connect you to the campus and campus resources
    17. 17. Help you ask the right questions
    18. 18. Supply you with information to make informed decisions
    19. 19. Explain academic policies and procedures
    20. 20. Provide academic updates and assist you in planning for success
    21. 21. Facilitate graduation</li></li></ul><li>Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership <br />(continued)<br /><ul><li>Faculty Advisor Responsibilities
    22. 22. Explain major/minor requirements
    23. 23. Approve transfer credits within major/minor
    24. 24. Keep you on track with your major/minor
    25. 25. Discuss career/graduate school opportunities</li></li></ul><li>Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership <br />(continued)<br /><ul><li>Student Responsibilities
    26. 26. Understand the basics of college-level expectations and how they differ from those in high school
    27. 27. Learn how to manage your time
    28. 28. Feed your brain! Exercise and eat healthy
    29. 29. Set academic goals with assistance of advisors
    30. 30. Know academic policies and deadlines
    31. 31. Understand the importance of professionalism and ethical behavior
    32. 32. Ask for help when needed
    33. 33. Verify schedule</li></li></ul><li>Components of a Degree<br />Core Requirements/<br />General Education <br />50-60 credit hrs.<br />Major Requirements<br />34-56 credit hrs.<br />Electives<br />4-36 credit hrs.<br />Minor Requirements<br />(optional at some schools)<br />TOTAL=120 credits of which 45 hrs. must be upper division<br />
    34. 34. If you plan to graduate in 4 years, how many credits will you need to complete each year?<br />15 Credit Hrs./Sem. X 2 sem. per year = 30!<br />Freshman: 1-29 Sophomore: 30-59 Junior: 60-89 Senior: 90-120<br />
    35. 35. Bachelor’s Degree Requirements<br />120 total hours completed<br />Minimum 2.0 UC Denver GPA<br />Minimum 45 hours of upper division (3000/4000 level) completed<br />Minimum 30 hours at UC Denver completed<br />21 CLAS hours completed in your final 30 hours<br />All core curriculum and graduation requirements met<br />All major requirements met<br />
    36. 36. Core Intellectual Competencies<br />Competency is satisfied by a letter grade of “C-” <br />or higher in each course.<br />English Composition (two courses required)<br /><ul><li>English 1020
    37. 37. English 2030</li></ul>Mathematics (one course required)<br />
    38. 38. Core Knowledge Areas<br /><ul><li>Arts & Humanities (6 credit hours from the approved core list, outside the major)
    39. 39. Behavioral & Social Sciences (6 credit hours from the approved core list)
    40. 40. Psychology, Communication, & Anthropology majors must take 2 classes from the social science list
    41. 41. Economics, Geography, International Studies, Political Science & Sociology majors must take 2 classes from the behavioral science list</li></li></ul><li>Knowledge Areas(continued)<br />Biological & Physical Sciences, Mathematics (7-8 credit hours from the approved core list, outside the major)<br />Cultural Diversity (3 credit hours from the approved core list, major classes allowed)<br />International Perspectives (3 credit hours from the approved core list, major classes allowed)<br />
    42. 42. CLAS Graduation Requirements<br />Additional General Education classes/major course is OK<br /><ul><li>Communicative Skills – 3 credits (C- or higher grade required)
    43. 43. Foreign Language – 0-10 credits (C- or higher grade required)
    44. 44. Humanities- 3 credits
    45. 45. Behavioral Sciences - 3 credits
    46. 46. Social Sciences -3 credits
    47. 47. Biological/Physical Sciences or Math - 3-4 credits</li></li></ul><li>As you prepare to Choose classes, think about the following:<br />First-year seminars <br /><ul><li>courses can count for core!</li></ul>2. Introductory classes in your major<br />3. Appropriate selections from the Core<br /><ul><li>English 1020
    48. 48. Math
    49. 49. Elective – something fun</li></ul>4. Time available for studying<br />5. Time commitments (job, social life, family, etc).<br />
    50. 50. How many credit hours should you consider taking your first semester?<br />At most Institutions, 12 credit hours is considered full time.<br />How much time should you spend studying in college?<br />EXAMPLE<br />4 (3 Credits courses) X 6 (hours of study per class) = 24 hrs. of study time per week outside of class.<br />
    51. 51. Have a Great Semester!<br />On behalf of the CU Denver Community, we wish you the best as you pursue your academic career!<br />
    52. 52. Advising 1001 Evaluation<br />Please take a moment to complete the evaluation of our Advising 1001 session. Your feedback is what allows us to improve our program.<br />To activate the online survey, go to the following website:<br /><br />Thank you for your participation!<br />