Dec 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individually Structured Major - Intercampus Interdisciplinary Option BA

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ISO is a system initiative realized through campus cooperation. Faculty and administrative representatives from the three comprehensive campuses of the University of Colorado System (CU Denver, CU Boulder, and UCCS) have participated in constructing the major, which they aim to launch in Fall 2018.

The central facets of the Option are:

  • Collaborative Foundational Courses
    • Collaborative teams made up of faculty members from the three campuses have completed syllabi for three foundational courses and have begun the process of building these courses online through the Canvas Learning Management System (which the
    • three comprehensive campuses have now adopted).
  • Collaborative Course Clusters
    • Campus teams have vetted ten clusters across their campuses in discussions with faculty governance bodies, department chairs, and other groups to assure buy-in as well as to confirm that appropriate courses are included in the clusters.

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 areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. In addition to the Foundational Courses (9 credits), students must take at least 15 upper division credit hours.
  2. Students must be in good academic standing, with a GPA of 2.0 or greater overall.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C- in all major courses counted in the ISO
  4. A minimum of 24 ISO credit hours in the major must be completed in residence at CU Denver, with CU Denver faculty.


Take two student-chosen clusters.


Clusters are interdisciplinary groups of courses selected from each campus to support a recognizable topic shared among the three campuses; they differ from traditional campus- and disciplinary-based minors and certificate programs. Team ISO has created 10 interdisciplinary clusters from which students will select two, with each cluster containing a common group of courses drawn from the three comprehensive campuses:

  1. Cultural Diversity  
  2. Research Methods & Data Analysis  
  3. Global Studies  
  4. Digital and Media Studies    
  5. Environment & Sustainability  
  6. Policy & Security  
  7. Social Justice Studies  
  8. Organizations & Leadership  
  9. Professional & Technical Communication  
  10. Health, Science, and Society  


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