2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Undergraduate Core Requirements

Philosophy of the Core Curriculum

The University of Colorado Denver subscribes to a liberal arts philosophy of education in order to develop a broad set of academic skills for the baccalaureate student and to establish a foundation for lifelong learning. Since 1990, the CU Denver Core curriculum of general education has been a campus-wide program for all undergraduate students, independent of the student’s major.

The CU Denver faculty designed the Core curriculum to provide undergraduate students a high quality academic foundation while still allowing flexibility based on students’ individual backgrounds and specific career goals. The Core curriculum develops multiple literacies, stimulates creative thinking, and utilizes technology. The Core engages students in developing sensitivity to diversity and developing their place in an urban environment, as well as in the rapidly changing global environment. The Core provides an understanding of ourselves, ours and other cultures, and our environment.

CU Denver Core Curriculum: Full Course Listing

Click the link below to view the CU Denver Core Curriculum full course listing in a separate page.

CU Denver Core Curriculum

Please note, some Core requirements may overlap with other major and graduation requirements and others may not. Students should work with an advisor to understand degree requirements and determine their optimal degree plan.