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DECLARING/CHANGING YOUR MAJOR
How to Change Your Major/Minor
SCHOOL/COLLEGE SPECIFIC POLICY
College of Arts & Media
Declaring a Major or Minor
All undergraduate degrees offered through the College of Arts & Media comprise 120 semester hours. Students must choose a major to graduate. Minors are optional.
All CAM majors require students to select a degree plan (BA, BS or BFA) and an emphasis. Links to information about specific majors, emphases and minors, including any required reviews/assessments for admission, may be found on the Programs page in this catalog. If an emphasis or minor does not require review/assessment for admission, a student in good academic standing may select it by submitting a major or minor declaration form in Arts 177.
Students may choose to pursue a double degree, double major, double emphasis or minor. Each of these options may require more than 120 semester hours to graduate. Please consult a CAM advisor at CAMadvising@ucdenver.edu for additional information.
Changing a Major or Minor
Undergraduate students who wish to transfer from one emphasis or minor to another within CAM must currently be in good academic standing, pass appropriate reviews/assessments as outlined in the program pages of the catalog and notify the CAM Advising Office in Arts 177 by submitting a change of major or a change of minor form.
Business majors must complete the prescribed courses in an area of emphasis comprising a minimum of 15 semester hours taken at CU Denver. Business students are advised to select an area of emphasis prior to completing the business core, and are required to declare a major area of emphasis by the time they have accumulated 60 to 75 semester hours. The courses in the area of emphasis are completed in the junior and senior years after completing the business core. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for courses in the area of emphasis.
The areas of emphasis include accounting, financial management, human resources management, information systems, international business, management or marketing. The specific requirements for these areas of emphasis are described in subsequent sections.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
It is important that students declare a major as early as possible in order to receive proper advising toward departmental requirements. Students in the college must declare a major by the start of their junior year (greater than 60 hours). Transfer students to the college with junior or senior standing should declare a major in their first semester at CU Denver. Students are allowed to change their major at any time.
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Students who wish to change to another department within the College of Engineering and Applied Science must apply for transfer by submitting a change of major form for undergraduate degree students, which must have the approval of the new department.
Business and Engineering Joint Degree Programs
Undergraduates in the College of Engineering and Applied Science with career interests in management may complete all of the requirements for both a BS degree in engineering and a BS degree in business administration by extending their study programs to five years, including one or two summer terms. The business courses required by the Business School may be started in the second, third or fourth year, depending upon the curriculum plan for the particular field of engineering in which the student is enrolled.
Students interested in this undergraduate program are required to submit an application to the Business School. Students should contact a business advisor to obtain the application form and determine an acceptable degree program.
Requirements for the undergraduate business degree and engineering degree must be completed concurrently. At least a 2.0 GPA must be earned in all business courses undertaken in the Business School. No fewer than 30 semester credits in business courses from CU Denver must be earned after admission to business to establish residency credit. Courses offered or required by the Business School may be used in lieu of electives required for undergraduate engineering degrees, subject to the approval of the individual department.
Intra-University Transfer (IUT)
Students on the Denver Campus may change colleges or schools within the university provided they are accepted by the college or school to which they wish to transfer. Intra-university transfer forms may be obtained from the student’s school or college or from the Office of the Registrar. Decisions on intra-university transfers are made by the college or school to which the student wishes to transfer.
Students in continuing and professional studies programs wishing to enroll in regular courses or degree programs on the Denver Campus should apply for admission to CU Denver. Visit www.ucdenver.edu/admissions or contact the Office of Admissions at 303-315-2601 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with application processes and options.
SCHOOL/COLLEGE SPECIFIC POLICY
College of Architecture and Planning
Students who want to transfer to the BS Architecture program from another college or school of the University of Colorado Denver must formally apply to the College. To apply for an intra-university transfer, students must submit an intra-university transfer (IUT) form to the undergraduate advisor. Transfer forms are available at the Office of Registrar or the College Undergraduate Advising Office; transcript request forms are available at the Office of the Registrar. Transfer deadlines are August 1 for fall semester, December 1 for spring semester and May 1 for the summer session. Students must have earned a minimum of 12 University of Colorado Denver semester hours and have a 2.3 cumulative University of Colorado GPA to be eligible for an IUT to the BS Architecture program.
College of Arts & Media
Students who want to transfer to the College of Arts & Media (CAM) from another college or school within the university must formally apply to CAM and pass appropriate reviews/assessments as outlined in the program pages of this catalog. To be considered for admission, students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative University of Colorado GPA.
Students who want to transfer to the Business School from another college or school of the University of Colorado Denver must formally apply to the Business School. To apply for an intra-university transfer, students must submit an intra-university transfer (IUT) form and transcripts from University of Colorado to the business program coordinator. Transfer forms are available at the Office of Admissions or the Business School Advising Office; transcript request forms are available at the Office of the Registrar. The transcript must include the student’s most recent semester at the university. Students with previous course work from other institutions are also required to submit a copy of their transfer credit evaluations (advanced standings). Transfer deadlines are August 1 for fall semester, December 1 for spring semester and May 1 for the summer session. In general, the admission standards for intra-university transfer are the same as for transfer from other institutions as listed above.