Aug 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology BS


Please click here  to see Psychology department information.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also offers a Psychology BA  degree.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College 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. Students must take at least 31 hours of Psychology coursework. A maximum of 56 semester hours of PSYC coursework will count toward graduation.
  2. Students must take 23-27 credit hours of ancillary course work in Biology and Chemistry.
  3. A minimum of 16 upper-division Psychology semester hours must be taken from CU Denver faculty.
  4. No grade below C- (1.7) will be accepted toward the major requirements, nor will pass/fail grades.
  5. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for courses applying toward Psychology major requirements.

Note: An experiential learning component is required and must be approved by the Bachelor of Science academic advisor. To fulfill the experiential learning requirement a student must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. Fulfilling this requirement with a project outside of the Psychology Department requires prior approval by the Bachelor of Science academic advisor. Independent study or internship credit hours taken outside of the Psychology Department will not count as Psychology credit hours.