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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
This is an on-campus program.
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
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40 hours are needed in major requirements.
The minimum grade in each CU Denver economics course is a C- (1.7), except that one D- in one economics elective is allowed.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for all courses applying to Economics requirements. Note: Only courses taken at CU Denver will apply.
No pass/fail grades may count toward a major.
All courses other than ECON 2012 and ECON 2022 require written department approval to be transferred in as satisfying major requirements.
Graduating seniors must submit the three best papers that the student wrote in any three separate courses taken in the Economics Department for the outcomes assessment of the Economics program. The three papers should be handed in at one time in a folder to the Economics office, before the first day of the month in which the student plans to graduate.
Take six three-semester hour courses in economics; four of them must be at the 4000-level. Any courses taken in Economics may satisfy this requirement, other than internships and independent studies which require the approval of the department chair.