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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Bachelor of Arts

Key Academic Policies


Key Academic Policies

Procedures for Becoming a Communication Major

To declare the intent to become a major, a student must complete the Major/Minor Change/Declaration form. The form is available from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Advising Office in North Classroom Room 1030. Undergraduates must declare their intention to major in communication by the time they have completed 60 semester hours.

The undergraduate advisors in the Communication Department are e.j. Yoder and Yvette Bueno-Olson. Their offices are located in the Student Commons Building, 1201 Larimer Street.

Pathway Course Requirements

In addition to the four required entrance courses and one exit course, students must take at least eight Pathways classes. These courses may be chosen from any combination of Pathways.

Maximum of 56 hours in Communication

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences allows students to take up to 56 hours from a single department. Therefore, after completion of the required 39 hours, students may take an additional 17 hours of Communication courses. Classes in excess of 56 hours will not count toward the 120 needed for the BA degree. At least 18 hours of the 39 hours required for the major must be taken from the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver.

Transfer Credits

Only 21 credit hours may be transferred toward the Communication major from other colleges and universities. To submit a request for transfer of credits, students should complete the Faculty Approval Form for Course Equivalency, which may be downloaded here or is available from the CLAS Advising Office in North Classroom Room 1030. Transferred communication classes must be approved by a Communication advisor and a college level advisor.

Additional Information

Additional information about the Communication degree may be obtained from undergraduate advisors Yvette Bueno-Olson, yvette.buenoolson@ucdenver.edu and e.j. Yoder, ej.Yoder@ucdenver.edu, both located in the Student Commons Building, 1201 Larimer Street.