Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising 1001
I. Introduction to a Liberal Arts and Sciences 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
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!
Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership 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 –Provide academic updates and assist you in planning for success –Facilitate graduation Students, faculty, and staff are all participants in the teaching and learning mission of the College.
Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership (continued) 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
Academic Advising is a Shared Partnership (continued) Student Responsibilities –Understand the basics of college-level expectations and how they differ from those in high school –Learn how to manage your time –Feed your brain! Exercise and eat healthy –Set academic goals with assistance of advisors –Know academic policies and deadlines –Understand the importance of professionalism and ethical behavior –Ask for help when needed –Verify schedule
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
If you plan to graduate in 4 years, how many credits will you need to complete each year? Freshman: 1-29 Sophomore: 30-59 Junior: 60-89 Senior: 90-120
120 total hours completed Minimum 2.0 UC Denver GPA Minimum 45 hours of upper division (3000/4000 level) completed Minimum 30 hours at UC Denver completed 21 CLAS hours completed in your final 30 hours All core curriculum and graduation requirements met All major requirements met
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 Mathematics (one course required)
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
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)
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
As you prepare to Choose classes, think about the following: 1.First-year seminars courses can count for core! 2. Introductory classes in your major 3. Appropriate selections from the Core English 1020 Math Elective – something fun 4. Time available for studying 5. Time commitments (job, social life, family, etc).
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?
On behalf of the CU Denver Community, we wish you the best as you pursue your academic career!
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