2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Total Credits Required for the BA: 183

Common Curriculum
First-Year Seminar4
Writing and Rhetoric8
Languages4-12
Analytical Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World4
Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture8
Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World12
Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture8
Advanced Seminar4
Major Requirements
Planned program of courses40-60
Minor Requirements
Second area of concentration20-28
Electives
Remaining hours of student's choice51-71
Total Credits183

Major and Minor Requirements

The major (40–60 credits) is a planned program of courses taken in one department or, in the case of an interdiscipli­nary major, a program of related courses taken in more than one department. For the bachelor of arts, at least 40 credits are required in the major. Individual departments may establish a greater number of required hours. (See departmental listing for details.) Of these, at least 25 credits must be in 2000-­ or 3000-level (upper-division) courses.

The minor (20–28 credits) is a program of courses in a second area of concentration. Individual departments may establish a greater number of required hours. (See depart­mental listing for details.) Of these, at least 5 credits must be in 2000-­ or 3000-level (upper-division) courses.

  • The GPA in the major and the minor must be at least 2.0 with the exception of the bachelor of science in accounting which requires a GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Credits in the major and the minor must be earned at the level of “C–” or better.
  • At least 50 percent of the required credits for the major and the minor must be completed at the University of Denver.

Visit the Degree and Program of Study section of this bulletin for information on major and minor programs of study available with the bachelor of arts degree.

Double Major

For the bachelor of arts, students may choose majors in two departments and eliminate the minor.

Upper Division Requirement

  • Of the total credits required for the degree, at least 75 must be upper-division courses at the 2000- or 3000-level.

Degree GPA Requirement

  • Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 with the exception of the bachelor of science in accounting which requires a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Residence Requirement

  • The last 45 credits earned prior to granting a degree must be completed at the University of Denver apart from approved study abroad participation.

Addtional Policies

  • A total of 60 credits earned in any one department is the maximum accepted toward meeting the minimum 183 credits for the degree. (Exception: BA with a major in music.)
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