Sep 21, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Policies and Procedures


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Academic Standing 
Course Information 
Declaring/Changing Your Major 
Graduation 

 

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Student Rights 
Transfer Credit 

 

DECLARING/CHANGING YOUR MAJOR

How to Declare or Change Your Major/Minor

Students must declare a major to graduate. Minors, additional majors and certificates are optional. Meet with your advisor to discuss options.

SCHOOL/COLLEGE SPECIFIC POLICY

College of Arts & Media

Declaring a Major or Minor

All undergraduate degrees offered through the College of Arts & Media (CAM) comprise 120 semester hours. Students must declare 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, CAM students 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 contact CAM@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 this catalog, and notify CAM in Arts 177 by submitting a change of major or a change of minor form.

Business School

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 2.000 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.

School of Education and Human Development

Undergraduate majors in the SEHD include the Bachelor of Arts in Education and Human Development (EDHD) and the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations (HDFR).  Additionally, the EDHD major has several tracks, including Elementary Education (K-6 licensure), Special Education (ages 5-21 licensure), Early Childhood Education licensure (birth-age 8 licensure), and Early Childhood Education non-licensure.  It is important for students to declare a major and track (if applicable) as early as possible in their academic career to ensure they take appropriate courses.

College of Engineering, Design and Computing

Students enrolled in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing who wish to change to another department within the college must apply for transfer by submitting a change of major form for undergraduate degree students, which can be found on the college website (http://engineering.ucdenver.edu) under > Policies and Forms. This form requires the approval of both departments.

Pre-engineering students who are ready for admission, or students enrolled in another school/college who wish to transfer into the College of Engineering, Design and Computing, must complete the Intra-University Transfer (IUT) form. This form is submitted to the Engineering Student Services Center in North Classroom 2605.

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.

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.

Transfer deadlines for all programs are August 1 for Fall semester, December 1 for Spring semester, and May 1 for Summer session.

Students in continuing and professional studies programs wishing to enroll in regular courses or degree programs at CU Denver and undergraduate students wishing to become graduate students (or vice versa) should apply for admission to CU Denver. Visit www.ucdenver.edu/admissions or contact the Office of Admissions at 303-315-2601 or admissions@ucdenver.edu 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 for an intra-university transfer (IUT) to the College of Architecture and Planning. 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. Students must have earned a minimum of 12 University of Colorado Denver semester hours and have a 2.300 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 for an intra-university transfer (IUT) and pass any appropriate reviews/assessments as outlined in the program pages of this catalog. To be considered for admission, students must have a minimum 2.000 cumulative University of Colorado GPA. 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 from a CAM advisor; transcript request forms are available at the Office of the Registrar. 

Business School

Students who want to transfer to the Business School from another college or school of the University of Colorado Denver must formally apply for an intra-university transfer (IUT) to the Business School. To apply for an intra-university transfer, students must submit an intra-university transfer (IUT) form and transcripts from the 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). 

School of Education and Human Development

Students who wish to transfer to the SEHD from another school/college must meet with an academic advisor and formally apply for an intra-university transfer (IUT). Students must have a minimum of 2.000 cumulative University of Colorado GPA to be eligible for an IUT to the SEHD.  Students should also be aware that, for teacher education licensure tracks, a minimum of 3.000 cumulative University of Colorado GPA is required for admission to the Professional Year (students with a lower GPA may be considered under certain conditions; please see SEHD website).

College of Engineering, Design and Computing

CU Denver students interested in an undergraduate engineering program but not enrolled in the college must request an intra-university transfer (IUT). Those approved for an IUT will be entered into the undergraduate program of interest. Admission to an Engineering interest does not guarantee admission to the major. To enter an engineering program through the intra-university transfer (IUT) process, students must have earned:

  • a 2.750 (or higher) cumulative CU Denver GPA
  • a 2.500 (or higher) GPA in Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus-based Physics I and the corresponding lab and no lower than a C- in any one of these courses.
  • a C- or higher in all other engineering requirements taken prior to or at the time of the request.
  • IUT guidelines are subject to change. Students are encouraged to meet with an Engineering Student Services advisor to discuss the IUT process prior to submitting a request.