Mar 04, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 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. Students must complete a total of 67-69 credit hours, including a minimum of 36 BIOL credit hours and 31-33 credit hours in ancillary coursework.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 18 upper division (3000- level and above) BIOL credit hours.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to major requirements, including ancillary courses.
  4. Students must complete all major courses, including ancillary courses, taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to major requirements with a minimum grade of C-(1.7). Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 18 BIOL credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. All biology courses applied to the undergraduate biology major must be completed within 10 years of graduation.
  2. 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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