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

International Studies Minor

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As the globe becomes increasingly connected, students gravitate towards classes that provide the interdisciplinary skills and international awareness required for success in the 21st century. The International Studies minor at CU Denver offers students a unique opportunity to create an individually ­tailored and relevant minor based upon a spectrum of Liberal Arts classes.

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, available to students at the Denver campus and International College of Beijing.

Declaring This Minor

  • Denver students: please see your CLAS advisor
  • ICB students: please see the International Studies 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 minimum of 18 credit hours from the approved courses.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 15 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the minor from the approved courses.
  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 2.5. 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 credit hours with CU Denver faculty from the approved courses.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Please note: Students cannot take more than two upper-division courses from the same department for the minor.
  2. The maximum amount of credit hours a student could receive through independent study courses is 6.
  3. Students may be able to complete all 18 credits via online courses.
  4. Students who did not select INTS 2020 Foundations of International Studies for their introductory course are permitted to take that course to fulfill one of the five upper-division courses slots.
  5. Additional courses may be considered by individual request. Please contact


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