UNIV: College Success

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UNIV 1110

College Success

Our general College Success course is a great option for students looking to build up their college success skills, from time management, study skills, critical thinking, and more! 
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UNIV 1112

Career and Major Exploration

This course is all about exploring your major or other majors offered at CU Denver and discovering career pathways you can enter into. This course builds on your goals, leadership skills, and more to set you up for success! 
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UNIV 2110

Financial Literacy

This course goes over a variety of financial topics to make sure you learn the basics of financial literacy. From credit, investing, financial aid, loans, and more, this class will teach you skills to be financially well in college and beyond! 
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UNIV 3110

Student Success and Development

Created for students who want to take their UNIV experience further, this course applies various student development and leadership theories to goals, assessments, and skills to help you be the best student leader and future leader in your desired career! 

New to college?  Worried about what to expect?  Not sure how to prepare? Relax. We've got you covered.  

UNIV Courses

These tuition-FREE first-year courses dedicate the entire fall semester to four primary goals, helping you learn the ins and outs of college life and get prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead. In addition to developing academic skills and strategies, the class serves as your own first-year community on campus. You’ll get added support and mentoring from faculty, staff, and peer leaders. By the end of the semester, you'll feel capable, confident, and ready for success.

  • Polish your skills and practice strategies for success. We’ll fine-tune the essentials, including writing, critical thinking, and research, and work on college survival skills like time and stress management.
  • Get connected and be supported. This is your home base to explore the campus and discover all that CU Denver has to offer. You’ll also learn from experts across campus, including the Writing Center, Auraria Library, Learning Resources Center, Lynx Center, and Career Center.
  • Be the best you in college. It isn’t all about learning class stuff, it’s also a lot of learning about YOU. We’ll work on self-exploration so you can discover your interests, leverage your strengths, define your path, and achieve your goals.
  • Discover community. CU Denver is immensely diverse and, because of that, it's immensely awesome. You will learn to appreciate the diversity of people and perspectives that make CU Denver truly special, and your place within it all.

Check out our UNIV sample syllabus to get a picture of what you can expect to do in our UNIV 1110 classes this fall!

Fall 2022 Options 

We understand that sometimes your schedule can be tight. That's why we've come up with a couple of different options for you to choose from. If you need additional clarification or details about FYE classes, check our Fall 2022 FYE Guide.

General Sections

These UNIV courses are open to any student, regardless of major. They're not paired with other FYE program courses so when you choose one of them, it's the only FYE course you will take during your first fall semester at CU Denver. 

CourseDay
Time
UNIV 1110-001 (Condensed - occurs over the first 8 weeks of the fall semester) 
Tuesday and Thursday2:30pm-3:45pm
UNIV 1110-002
Tuesday
9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-003
Tuesday2:00pm-3:15pm
UNIV 1110-004Wednesday11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-005Thursday9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 2110-001: Financial LiteracyTuesday9:30am-10:45am

Learning Community Sections

These UNIV courses are paired with other specific ones under our Learning Communities program. That means you'll be taking two to three FYE courses during your first fall semester at CU Denver. Interested? Get the complete rundown on what Learning Communities offer and how they work in our Fall 2022 FYE guide above.

CourseDay
Time
UNIV 1110-011: Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice Majors Only) 
Wednesday11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-012: Curious Teacher Learning Community (First-Year Students Only)Wednesday12:30pm-1:45pm
UNIV 1110-013: Curious Teacher Learning Community (Transfer Students Only) Wednesday 12:30pm-1:45pm
UNIV 1110-111: Entering Biology (Biology Majors Only)Thursday11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-112: Entering Biology (Biology Majors Only) Thursday11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-113: Entering Biology (Pre-Health Majors Only)Monday11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-114: Entering Biology (Pre-Health Majors Only)Thursday12:30pm-1:45pm

Specialized Sections

These UNIV courses are specific to certain majors or programs. Depending on which one you choose, you will be taking one or two FYE classes your first fall semester at CU Denver. Learning more about these sections is simple, just check our Fall 2022 FYE Guide above for details.

CourseDay
Time
UNIV 1110-006: Spanish Section (Taught in Spanish)Thursday12:30pm-1:45pm
UNIV 1110-007: CAM Residential Creative Community (Must be living on the CAM RCC floor in City Heights)Friday 9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-008: CAM Residential Creative Community (Must be living on the CAM RCC floor in City Heights)Friday9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-009: CAM Residential Creative Community (Must be living on the CAM RCC floor in City Heights)Friday9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-014: Business Section (Open to first-year Business majors only) Tuesday9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-015: Business Section (Open to first-year Business majors only) Tuesday11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-016: Business Section (Open to first-year Business majors only) Tuesday12:30pm-1:45pm
UNIV 1110-017: Business Section (Open to first-year Business majors only) Wednesday9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-018: Business Section (Open to first-year Business majors only) Wednesday11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-019: Business Section (Open to first-year Business majors only) Wednesday12:30pm-1:45pm
UNIV 1110-020: Business Section (Open to first-year Business majors only) Thursday9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-021: Business Section (Open to first-year Business majors only) Thursday11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-E22: Online Business Section (Open to first-year Online Business majors only) Online 
UNIV 1110-E23: Online Business Section (Open to first-year Online Business majors only) Online 
UNIV 1110-024: Computer Science Section (Open to Computer Science majors only) Tuesday9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-025: Engineering Section (Open to Engineering and Pre-Engineering majors only)Tuesday11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-026: Engineering Section (Open to Engineering and Pre-Engineering majors only)Wednesday9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-027: Engineering Section (Open to Engineering and Pre-Engineering majors only)Wednesday11:00am-12:15pm
UNIV 1110-028: Engineering Section (Open to Engineering and Pre-Engineering majors only)Thursday9:30am-10:45am
UNIV 1110-029: Engineering Section (Open to Engineering and Pre-Engineering majors only)Thursday11:00am-12:15pm