Dec 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

General Graduation Requirements

To receive a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver, students must satisfy all of the requirements below, in addition to completing a Major  and fulfilling all of their School or College requirements .

Please note that the requirements below are basic university requirements. Consult your School/College and Major to determine whether they have put additional requirements in place that further restrict these categories.

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required to graduate from CU Denver with a bachelor’s level degree
  • A minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA is required for all University of Colorado coursework
  • Satisfactory completion of the CU Denver Core Curriculum (an 11 course, 34-40 semester hour curriculum of general education, outlined here )

Repeat Statement

Though students may take any course more than once, credit toward graduation is counted only once for a typical course, unless otherwise noted in the course description. Some types of courses (e.g. Internships, Independent Studies, etc.) may be repeatable for applicable credit within a certain range of total semester hours. See course descriptions for the max semester hours applicable from each course.

Residency Requirement

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which accredits this university, requires that at least 30 of the 120 credits earned for a baccalaureate degree be taken in residence at the University of Colorado Denver. Students are advised that individual schools/colleges may have higher residency requirements.