The University of Denver offers multiple degrees with specific degree requirements. Students should consult the University Bulletin for specific degree requirements.
In the most basic sense, an undergraduate degree consists of three parts:
Common Curriculum Requirements
60 credits (not including any transferred or AP/IB credits) Explore the At-A-Glance section of this website to learn about these requirements.
Anywhere from 40 - 60 credits in the major, usually 20, but up to 28 credits in the minor. For example - in a Bachelor of Science, you would need a major and two minors for approximately 80 credits or more.To see the requirements and available majors and minors, visit http://www.du.edu/registrar/programs/index.html
These can be another major, additional minors or elective courses.
Electives are not bad!
Electives are the beauty of a liberal arts degree. These are courses that allow you to explore additional or different majors or minors or just take a course you find fascinating. Despite popular opinion, they do "count" towards your degree and are sometimes necessary to allow you to accumulate the necessary number of credits for your undergraduate degree.
DU undergraduate degrees require at minimum 183 credits and some require up to 194 credits. Please refer to the Bulletin for your specific degree requirements.