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

Psychology BS


Please click here  to see Psychology department information.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also offers a Psychology BA  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 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 total of 54-58 credit hours, including a minimum of 31 PSYC credit hours and 23-27 credit hours in ancillary course work.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 16 upper division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the major.
  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. An experiential learning component is required and must be approved by the Bachelor of Science academic advisor. To fulfill the experiential learning requirement a student must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. Fulfilling this requirement with a project outside of the Psychology Department requires prior approval by the Bachelor of Science academic advisor. Independent study or internship credit hours taken outside of the Psychology Department will not count as Psychology credit hours.
  2. A maximum of 56 semester hours of PSYC coursework will count toward graduation.