Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Minor

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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your CLAS advisor.

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. Students must complete a total of 28-31 credit hours, including a minimum of 20-23 BIOL credit hours and 8 credit hours in ancillary coursework.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-division (3000-level and above) BIOL credit hours.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper division level BIOL credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. All upper-division biology courses applied to the undergraduate biology major must be completed within 10 years of graduation.

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