Apr 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology BA


Please click here  to see Psychology department information.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also offers a Psychology BS  degree.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College 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 and online program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 37 PSYC credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 16 upper division (3000-level and above) PSYC credit hours.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 16 upper division (3000-level and above) PSYC credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. PSYC 3939, Internship/Cooperative Education, does NOT count toward the 37- hour minimum or the 16-hour upper-division requirement, but it does count as elective psychology credit.
  2. Topics courses (PSYC 3600): See your advisor to determine if they count as Group A or Group B courses.
  3. Many courses have prerequisites.  Refer to the course descriptions for prerequisite information.
  4. Students may not apply more than 56 PSYC credit hours to their degree.