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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology BS

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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.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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 General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. To ensure a proper background for the study of biology, majors are required to pass 31-33 hours of course work in ancillary disciplines.
  2. A minimum of 36 hours of biology must be completed, of which 18 hours are at the upper-division level and taken in residence with CU Denver downtown campus Biology faculty. 
  3. All biology courses applied to the undergraduate biology major must be completed within 10 years of graduation.
  4. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all BIOL courses applying to Biology requirements.
  5. Biology and ancillary courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- (1.7) or higher.
  6. Students double majoring in BIOL and other majors cannot double dip courses used for another major in their BIOL major electives requirement. 

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