Dec 03, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Scientific Foundations of Technical Innovation Certificate

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The goal of this certificate is to give students and working professionals an opportunity to broaden their technical knowledge while contributing to regional economic development. Two real-world projects-one for a client and one for the student’s own pursuits-are combined with a series of six short courses to provide both context and substance for gaining the knowledge needed to create technical prototypes.

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 Certificate

  • Entry into the certificate program requires prior completion of two semesters of calculus-based physics and two semesters of calculus or permission of the certificate advisor.

General Requirements

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Certificate Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the approved courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper-division (3000-level and above) PHYS credit hours from the approved courses below.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all certificate courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Students cannot complete certificate or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete all credit hours with CU Denver faculty. No transfer courses are allowed.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

1. Students should meet with their program director for any substitutions (may be interdisciplinary).

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