Degree Overview and Requirements

Understanding Your Degree Requirements

Each program of study at CU Denver has both common and unique degree requirements. The list of degree requirements for all university programs.

The university catalog is updated and published annually to include any new or changed degree requirements. In general, students should follow the degree requirements for the catalog year in which they entered the university or program of study. If you've changed your major at least once at CU Denver or you were re-admitted following an absence of one or more years, please see your advisor to verify an accurate understanding of your degree requirements.

The requirements to earn a CU Denver degree are broken up into four different areas in the university catalog. You should familiarize yourself with each of these areas to ensure a full understanding of your degree.

Degree Requirements for Undeclared Students

Still undecided about your program of study? The university catalog is a great place to research programs and areas in which you might be interested. Because the core curriculum requirements are the same across all CU Denver programs, these courses are easily transferable across programs once you choose a major or switch to a new major. We recommend discussing with your academic advisor how core curriculum requirements might overlap with major requirements. 
 

Degree Planner within the University Catalog

On the "CU Denver Core Curriculum" and "Programs" pages in the catalog, you will find a printer-friendly version of the Degree Planner, allowing you to easily keep track of your requirement progress. The Degree Planner tool can be used to complement the Degree Audit Report found within UCDAccess.
When reviewing the program choices that CU Denver offers, you can print a draft of the degree plan, add that program to your favorites list, obtain a print-friendly page of the program overview, or ask for help in navigating and personalizing the catalog by using the icons in the upper, right-hand corner on each program overview page.

Degree Audits

The degree audit tool allows you to monitor your progress through degree requirements. Be sure to work with your advisor to successfully manage your degree progress to graduation.