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2 Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising 1001

3 I. Introduction to a Liberal Arts and Science Education  CLAS Academic Advising System  Graduation Requirements  Core Curriculum and CLAS Graduation Requirements  Major Requirements and Minor Requirements  Things to consider before registering II. UCDAccess III. Advising and Registration

4 Preparation for life-long learning; development of… o Analytical, written, computation, communication, and decision making skills o Honesty and integrity o Teamwork skills o Ability to solve complex problems/critical thinking o Appreciation for diversity and the readiness to adapt in a changing workplace CLAS offers two types of Bachelor’s degrees: o Bachelor of Arts (BA) o Bachelor of Science (BS) A liberal arts education does not limit you to a particular niche, but qualifies you for a wide range of opportunities for the rest of your life!

5 Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership Students, faculty, and staff are all participants in the teaching and learning mission of the college. Academic Advisor Responsibilities (College Professional) –Help you navigate the university system –Connect you to the campus and campus resources –Help you ask the right questions –Supply you with information to make informed decisions –Explain academic policies and procedures –Approve transfer credits to be applied towards your general education requirements –Provide academic updates and assist you in planning for success –Facilitate graduation

6 Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership (cont) Faculty Advisor Responsibilities –Explain major/minor requirements –Approve transfer credits within major/minor –Keep you on track with your major/minor –Discuss career/graduate school opportunities

7 Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership (cont) Student Responsibilities –Understand the basics of UC Denver’s college-level expectations and how they may differ from those in your previous college –Learn how to manage your time –Feed your brain! Exercise and eat healthy –Set academic goals with assistance of advisors –Learn UC Denver’s general education and your major requirements. Understand that they may be different from those at your previous college –Know academic policies and deadlines –Understand the importance of professionalism and ethical behavior –Ask for help when needed –Verify schedule

8 Core Requirements/ General Education 50-60 credit hrs. Major Requirements 34-56 credit hrs. Electives 4-36 credit hrs. Components of a Degree Minor Requirements (optional at some schools) TOTAL=120 credits of which 45 hrs. must be upper division

9 If you plan to graduate in 4 years, how many credits will you need to complete each year? 15 credit hours/semester X 2 semesters per year=30! Freshman: 1-29 Sophomore: 30-59 Junior: 60-89 Senior: 90-120

10  120 total hours completed  Including accepted transfer credits ▪Up to 60 transfer credits from Community Colleges ▪Up to 90 transfer credits from 4-year Universities ▪Maximum of 90 transfer credits applied towards the 120 total hour requirement  Minimum 2.0 UC Denver GPA  Minimum 45 hours of upper division (3000/4000) completed  Minimum 30 hours at UC Denver CLAS completed  21 UC Denver CLAS hours completed in your final 30 hours  All core curriculum and graduation requirements met  All major requirements met

11 English Composition (two courses required)  English 1020  English 2030 Math 1010 Math 1070 Math 1080 Math 1110 Math 1120 Math 1130 Math 1401 Math 2411 Math 2421 Math 2830 Competency is satisfied by a letter grade of “C-” (1.7) or higher in each course. Mathematics (one course required)

12 Core Knowledge Areas Arts & Humanities (6 credit hours from the approved core list, outside the major) Behavioral & Social Sciences (6 credit hours from the approved core list) Psychology, Communication, & Anthropology majors must take 2 classes from the social science list Economics, Geography, International Studies, Political Science & Sociology majors must take 2 classes from the behavioral science list

13  Biological & Physical Sciences, Mathematics (7-8 credit hours from the approved core list, outside the major)  Cultural Diversity (3 credit hours from the approved core list, major classes allowed)  International Perspectives (3 credit hours from the approved core list, major classes allowed)

14 CLAS Graduation Requirements Additional General Education classes/major course is OK Communicative Skills (3 credits, C- or higher grade required) Foreign Language (0-10 credits, C- or higher grade required) Humanities (3 credits) Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) Social Sciences (3 credits) Biological/Physical Sciences or Math (3-4 credits)

15 As you prepare to Choose classes, think about the following: 1.Classes in your major - Any introductory courses you still need to complete 2.Appropriate selections from the CORE or CLAS Graduation Requirements - Composition or Math 3.Time available for studying 4.Time commitments (job, social life, family, etc).

16 How many credit hours should you consider taking your first semester? At most Institutions, 12 credit hours is considered full time. How much time should you spend studying in college? *Minimum of 2 hours per credit hour* EXAMPLE 4 (3 credit courses) x 6 (hours of study per class) = 24 hrs. of study time per week outside of class

17 On behalf of the UC Denver Community, we wish you the best as you pursue your academic career!

18 Advising 1001 Evaluation Please take a moment to complete the evaluation of our Advising 1001 session. Your feedback is what allows us to improve our program. To activate the online survey, go to the following website: survey Thank you for your participation!

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