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

Biochemistry Certificate

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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 the Chemistry advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Certificate

  • Students should meet with the Biochemistry major advisor Dr. Vanessa Fishback to file a certificate plan prior to the semester of graduation. The certificate is available to degree-seeking undergraduates, non-degree seeking students and students pursuing a chemistry minor.

General Requirements

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Certificate Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours chosen from the approved courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours chosen 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 2.7. 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 from the approved courses with CU Denver faculty.

Certificate Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. All courses must be taken within ten years of receipt of the Biochemistry Certificate.
  2. Prerequisite courses do not have to be completed at CU Denver. Required courses including electives must be completed in residency at CU Denver. Any residency exemptions need to be approved in writing by the Biochemistry advisor prior to the course(s) being taken at another institution.

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