15 to Finish

An undergraduate degree at CU Denver requires a minimum of 120 credit hours. If you take at least 15 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, or a combination of 30 credit hours during a calendar year in the fall, spring and summer semesters, you’ll be able to graduate in four years. Studies by Complete College America show that students who follow this plan do better academically, take on less student loan debt, and are more likely to achieve their bachelor’s degree​.