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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individually Structured Major BA

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Requirements for the Major

The ISM program plan requires course work over two or three disciplines. A discipline is defined as a single department or program such as biology, ethnic studies or math. The ISM program plan must comply with the following policies:

  • Between 48 and 54 semester hours are allowed for the program plan.
  • A minimum of 16 semester hours must be upper-division credit.
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed in liberal arts and sciences course work.
  • Each discipline requires a minimum of 15 semester hours, of which at least 3 must be upper-division hours.
  • A minimum of 6 semester hours in each discipline must be taken from CU Denver faculty.
  • A maximum of one discipline may be outside CLAS.
  • A third optional discipline may be a mixture of course work, excluding courses from the first and second disciplines.
  • An ISM title must be consistent with the academic theme and disciplines in the program plan.

The ISM program plan contract is approved by faculty for each discipline and submitted along with a cover letter identifying the ISM focus or academic theme to the CLAS Advising Office, North Classroom, 4002, for college approval by the assistant/associate dean. The ISM program plan must be approved before one-third of the ISM course work is completed. Typically, a maximum of 16-18 hours of previously completed courses is allowed.

Graduation requirements for ISM students include a minimum 2.0 GPA for all ISM course work, a minimum 2.0 GPA in each discipline in the program plan and a minimum of 24 hours of course work taken from CU Denver faculty.


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