2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Explanation of Semester Hours

The University of Colorado Denver uses a semester system with the academic calendar separated into 3 semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

The University of Colorado Denver is on a semester credit hour system. A credit hour is the numeric measure of the instructional, research and/or other academic work over the length of a semester, and the value of a unit is calculated based upon standard semester credit hour formulas.

For every semester credit hour enrolled, students should expect to spend 2-3 additional hours on school work outside of the assigned class time.