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UCD Academics

University of Colorado Denver requires at least 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.

UCD does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UCD has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 44% of students who started college at UCD graduate within six years.

UCD offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at UCD?

UCD has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at UCD

When choosing a major, UCD students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UCD below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. UCD does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does UCD Offer Learning Disability Services?

UCD offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UCD Have An Online Program?

UCD has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UCD Give Credit for AP Classes?

UCD offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UCD Have An Honors Program?

UCD offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does UCD Require Internships?

UCD does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

ROTC

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UCD has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UCD include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at UCD

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

UCD offers these dual degree programs:

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UCD Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Science
Architecture
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Ethnic Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Urban Education and Leadership
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Science
Mechanical Engineering
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Human Development and Family Studies, General
English Language and Literature, General
Writing, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Library and Information Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Anatomy
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Microbiology, General
Immunology
Human/Medical Genetics
Physiology, General
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Pharmacology
Toxicology
Biostatistics
Computational Biology
Biotechnology
Epidemiology
Neuroscience
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Behavioral Sciences
International/Global Studies
Cognitive Science
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Philosophy
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
School Psychology
Educational Psychology
Health/Medical Psychology
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Sciences, General
Anthropology
Economics, General
Geography
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Music, General
Music, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Dentistry
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Anesthesiologist Assistant
Physician Assistant
Medicine
Medical Scientist
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Pharmacy
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Public Health, General
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation Science
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Accounting
Finance, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Taxation
History, General

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

24,724

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

66%

Tuition and Fees

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$11,447

Out-of-State

$32,057

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