Undergraduate Programs

A degree for every path

Whether you already have a career in mind or you're just exploring what moves you, we have a program that'll inspire you to make your mark. There are over 100 majors available to undergrads, and you can further match your degree with your passions with a minor or a concentration. We also offer dual degrees for students who wish to pursue both an undergraduate and graduate degree during their time at DU.

Where will your academic journey take you? Join us and discover how you can build your career and make a difference in the world.

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MAJORS
Your major is your chosen academic discipline, typically requiring four years of study. In addition to taking classes related to your field, you’ll take in liberal arts courses designed to diversify your learning and ensure you come out of college a well-rounded individual prepared for various professional pursuits. Some students choose their major immediately upon beginning school, while others decide after spending time determining the direction they wish to follow.
MINORS
A minor is a student’s secondary academic discipline. It requires a set framework of classes, though it’s less intensive than a major. Minors can either complement a major or give the student the opportunity to study a field in which they’re interested but do not wish to pursue as a major.
DUAL-DEGREES
A dual degree is a program of study in which students simultaneously pursue their undergraduate and graduate degrees, reducing the time required to achieve both. Typically, students complete their undergraduate studies after three years, as opposed to four, and take two more years to complete their graduate degree.
BA
Bachelor of Arts
BS
Bachelor of Science
BFA
Bachelor of Fine Arts
BM
Bachelor of Music
BSAcc
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
BSBA
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
BSCpE
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
BSEE
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering
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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Public Policy

BA , Minor

About this Program

The BA in public policy provides students the opportunity to analyze policies relevant to some of our nation's greatest challenges. You must pursue a second major in conjunction with your public policy studies, which allows you to focus on an area of interest while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for policy in that area. Students can choose from areas such as history, international studies, sociology, economics, journalism and more.

As a public policy major, you'll gain insight into the procedures and decision-making processes of local, state and federal governments, and how to positively affect those processes. Graduates of the BA in Public Policy have gone on to enroll in some of the best graduate and law schools in the U.S., apply their studies to the public, private and nonprofit sectors, and work as legislative aides for the U.S. Congress or as staff assistants for various branches of government.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Public Policy

BA + MPP , Minor

About this Program

Our public policy dual-degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students the opportunity to attain their master's in public policy in just one year more than the traditional four-year BA. Students in the program will be able to develop skills such as problem identification, analysis of solutions, writing, advocacy and persuasion to prepare them to practice public policy in real-world settings. They'll also gain insight into the procedures and decision-making processes of local, state and federal governments, and how to positively affect those processes.

Our faculty members, including a three-term governor of Colorado and a formal federal fraud prosecutor, have extensive experience in public policy fields. We also draw nationally recognized experts and policy makers from Colorado and beyond. In addition to coursework and intensive seminars, students will complete a capstone project analyzing and developing solutions for a specific, real-world policy issue. Alumni hold positions in government, nonprofit organizations and private businesses, benefiting from the network of one of the nation's leading schools for international relations.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Italian

BA , Minor

About this Program

The ability to function in more than one language and culture is an invaluable asset in today's global society. In the Italian major, you'll focus on the study of the Italian language and its manifestations in history as well as cultural studies from the past to the present. Our faculty work closely with students toward building an understanding of the relationship between language and culture. You'll also have opportunities to join extracurricular programming with the community, including films, lectures and dinners.

Any language study is built on immersion, and we offer study abroad options that support a variety of interests. You can study language in Perugia or business in Milan and Turin, or enhance your understanding of Italian art in Florence. Students finish the Italian degree with the necessary linguistic and cultural background to pursue prestigious fellowships or attend graduate school in Italian Studies, as well as a foundation of experience to achieve professional goals in the world of business, international relations and education.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Japanese

Minor

About this Program

If you're fascinated by Japanese culture and want to integrate a new language into your degree, the Japanese minor might be right for you. Japanese is commonly spoken in business and politics, and the influence of Japanese culture is felt around the world, from popular culture to technology and science. Our Japanese minor will provide you with a strong foundation for the written and spoken language, and you'll have the chance to learn about other aspects of Japanese culture and history through supplemental classes.

Students taking the Japanese minor frequently pair it with a major in another language or a degree in international studies or business. Coupled with any major, graduates can use the Japanese minor to explore careers in finance, international business, and many other fields that benefit from bilingual education.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Performance

BM

About this Program

The Bachelor of Music in performance provides professional training in the performance of Western art music. The major provides extensive hands-on experience with a faculty of artist-teachers dedicated to preparing students for successful careers in music. This selective program provides a conservatory-level education within a vibrant liberal arts university experience.

Beyond developing your technical skills, you'll have the opportunity to learn discipline, collaboration and creative thinking while developing emotional intelligence. On top of the intrinsic benefits of a music education, students can pursue additional topics through a minor or a second major, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience that can broaden horizons and prepare them for careers not only in music, but in an array of other fields.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

History

BA , Minor

About this Program

A Bachelor of Arts in history exposes students to the breadth of human experience and involves both the thrill of discovery and engagement with deep critical thinking. Students have the opportunity to explore multiple geographical regions and chronological periods that align with their interests and passions. Small class sizes encourage lively discussion, allowing every student to engage. As a history major, you'll work closely with faculty throughout your education, from introductory courses to advanced seminars and senior capstone projects.

History majors acquire a wide range of highly relevant skills such as analytical writing, critical thinking, evidence examination and interpretation, which can prepare them for a variety of careers. Upon graduating, many students work in business, law, museums, education, nonprofit research and more.

Daniels College of Business

Hospitality Management

BSBA

About this Program

The hospitality industry requires you to think on your feet and find creative solutions while working on a range of projects. With a major in hospitality management at the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, you'll enjoy unique experiential learning opportunities that can help improve your skills and boost your confidence. You'll graduate having fulfilled the required 1,000 hours of combined work experience and a management internship.
The BSBA curriculum includes core business management classes you can build upon with these hospitality management specializations:

  • lodging real estate
  • revenue management and analytics
  • restaurant/food and beverage management
  • conference services management

Interested in studying abroad? Our hospitality program is the only one in the nation that requires students to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English by studying overseas. With this experience, you'll have a competitive edge in the international marketplace, which will expand your career opportunities exponentially.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Jazz Studies

BM

About this Program

The Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies provides professional training in all aspects of jazz music. Utilizing extensive hands-on experience with a faculty of dedicated artist-teachers, the major develops an entrepreneurial spirit along with a strong jazz vocabulary informed by multiple musical genres for the performer, writer and arranger. In today's arts market, aesthetic versatility and diversity is key. With ensemble offerings, classes, guest artists and a robust concert-recording schedule, our students are well equipped to go straight from graduation into a career where they will not only survive but thrive.

Not only will you develop impressive technical skills, but the intense practice and collaboration required of jazz will require you to improve your abilities at discipline, creative thinking and emotional intelligence. You'll have the opportunity to prepare for a career as a musician, critic or songwriter, and the ability to work harmoniously with others can serve you well in a variety of other fields.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Journalism Studies

BA

About this Program

Spurred by technological advances and changes in consumer behavior, journalists must now be equipped to produce content for a variety of platforms. Through DU's Bachelor of Arts program in journalism studies, students can prepare to enter the field of journalism with a solid core of writing, editing, video/audio production, digital design and social media skills. They also receive training in ethical and legal decision making. Students can gain the tools they need to develop sound news judgment, as well as the creativity, speed and versatility necessary to produce stories for both traditional and digital media.

As broad as the field of journalism is, so too are the potential career opportunities, from news anchor and international correspondent to technical writer and book or magazine publisher. Students are encouraged to select a minor area of study, as developing a specialization may increase employment opportunities. An internship with an off-campus media outlet is a required part of the degree program.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Judaic Studies

Minor

About this Program

The Judaic studies minor offers students an interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective on Jewish history, literature, film, philosophy, language and religion. Students also may choose to advance their language skills with an emphasis in Hebrew. Through the program, students have the opportunity to engage ancient texts alongside contemporary theory, archival documents alongside award-winning films and religious ritual alongside postmodern poetry, while also exploring intercultural and interreligious challenges and opportunities at national and global levels.

Students can enhance their studies through such courses as:

  • Modern Jewish Literature
  • Justice: A Biblical Perspective
  • Israeli Culture Through Film
  • U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
  • Race: Black, Jew, Other
The interdisciplinary minor fosters critical thinking and intercultural awareness, preparing students for a range of future study and career opportunities. These can include graduate school and work within community centers, museums, educational institutions, newspapers, historical societies, religious centers, journals and magazines, research firms and nonprofits.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Latin

Minor

About this Program

If you're interested in understanding how languages produce meaning across boundaries of time and space, our minor in Latin could be right for you. The minor is based upon close study of the diverse original texts that have provided the foundation upon which Western civilization has been built and maintained. Along the way, you'll acquire insight into ancient Mediterranean culture, the influence of Latin in ancient religion, philosophy, politics and law, and Roman civilization and the manifestations of its continued influence.

The study of Latin is a proven way to deepen your appreciation of human culture and gain insight into how every Western language has developed, including Modern English. You'll learn to write and communicate with a confidence that comes only from a deep-rooted experience of a very different yet related language. Students often pair a Latin minor with a major in another language or with a degree in English, history, or another of the humanities. After graduation, Latin students find careers in the arts, law, politics, international relations, and many other fields.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Leadership Studies

Minor

About this Program

The leadership studies minor at the University of Denver is a unique interdisciplinary minor that prepares students for a life of civic engagement. Students who pursue this minor gain deep insights about themselves as leaders, followers and team members, while also learning emotional intelligence concepts to inform a thorough understanding of others. The minor contains a deliberate focus on inclusive excellence to ready students for various citizen-leadership roles in diverse industries and career fields.

The minor promotes well-rounded knowledge in fields of leadership, ethics, global understanding and social responsibility through collaborative, community-based field experiences promoting informed action and impact. Through all of these experiences, students find ways to advance the common good and commit themselves to leadership for a future worth living.

University College

Leadership and Organization

BA

About this Program

Be prepared to work creatively and effectively across all types of organizations and sectors by pursuing the leadership and organization studies major through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program. You'll gain an insight to business, management and leadership fundamentals as you develop a diverse portfolio of skills to help you lead in the business world. You'll explore team dynamics, conflict resolution, communication, organizational behavior and project management-all within the context of leadership.

The leadership and organization studies degree can help you work efficiently and effectively in a huge range of fields, from business to government to NGOs and charitable foundations. In the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, your first 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits) are applied directly to your University of Denver degree. Pursue your coursework entirely online and consider pursuing a dual degree option-reducing time and cost to complete your bachelor's and your master's degree.

Daniels College of Business

Legal Studies

Minor

About this Program

The minor in legal studies, available to students in any major program, provides a fundamental understanding of legal environments so that you can approach any career field with confidence. All companies, regardless of industry, are looking for potential employees with the skills to navigate the challenging legal issues inherent to today's job economy. You'll have the chance to prepare yourself for the professional world with courses in business contracts, employment law and international business law.

The legal studies minor can help you start a career in a variety of fields, from marketing and entrepreneurship to human resources and environmental policy.

Daniels College of Business

Management

BSBA , Minor

About this Program

To be successful in your career-regardless of the field you choose-you must easily grasp and apply the technology, terminology and techniques associated with today's best business practices. The Daniels College of Business's management major will give you a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with a strong foundation in business complimented by specialized courses and hands-on learning experiences in management.

The program's management curriculum centers on leadership development, business ethics and accountability, and strategic decision making. You'll study topics such as human resource management, organizational behavior and communication, and labor relations. All courses in the major are designed to facilitate your growth into a skilled manager who can develop organizational talent while considering all stakeholders, as well as the social, legal, environmental and economic ramifications of business decisions. Various tracks in the program often lead students to careers in consulting or strategic leadership.

Daniels College of Business

Marketing

BSBA , Minor

About this Program

Marketing plays a critical role in any business's overall operations. Successful marketers are adept at juggling diverse job functions and have a passion for identifying challenges within an organization and developing appropriate solutions. The Daniels College of Business marketing major offers a curriculum that emphasizes both quantitative and creative skills, as well as leadership. You'll be exposed to a broad range of areas within the field, including marketing analytics, brand management, advertising and promotions, lead generation, pricing analysis and sales forecasting, digital and direct marketing, public relations and social media.

The marketing major offers career tracks in product/brand management, advertising and promotion, and client relationship management. All tracks span a wide spectrum of products and services and include specializations in digital technology, business-to-business marketing, inbound marketing/marketing automation, retail marketing, services marketing, healthcare and biotech, and entertainment and media. Additionally, if you're interested in starting an entrepreneurial venture or running your own business, you should consider the marketing major because of its cross-disciplinary nature.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mathematics

BA , Minor

About this Program

Our BA in mathematics offers students a curriculum focused on theoretical and applied mathematics, helping students to develop logical and analytical problem-solving skills. The BA degree is a less intensive mathematics experience than the Bachelor of Science option, making it a better fit for students interested in a broader experience, such as those concentrating in finance or aspiring to become secondary school educators.

The degree combines easily with majors or minors in the natural sciences, computer science, engineering and related fields. The program also serves as excellent preparation for graduate school in quantitative subjects. Mathematics majors find employment in academia, high-tech industries, the financial sector and government agencies, with positions including educators, research mathematicians, engineers, computer programmers, financial analysts, economists and actuaries.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Mathematics

BS

About this Program

Our BS program in mathematics offers our students extensive classwork in theoretical and applied mathematics. The BS is a slightly more intensive mathematics experience than our Bachelor of Arts option, and it is a better fit for students who wish to double major or minor in other science fields and/or engineering. The program combines easily with majors or minors in the natural sciences, computer science, engineering and related fields.

With its emphasis on logical and analytical problem solving, the degree provides excellent preparation for graduate study in quantitative subjects. Mathematics majors can find employment in tech, academia, finance and government, working in positions as educators, programmers, actuaries, researchers, analysts, economists and engineers.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering

BSME , Minor

About this Program

Mechanical engineering is essential to the design and manufacture of most of the items and technologies that we use every day. From sports equipment to public transportation infrastructure to oil platforms, mechanical engineers are responsible not only for conceiving and designing these crucial elements of modern life, but also for ensuring they are manufactured and utilized efficiently and sustainably. Our Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering program features small classes, dedicated faculty and the opportunity to begin conducting original research early in your undergraduate career.

The BS in mechanical engineering gives you the chance to collaborate with peers and faculty on research in such areas as bioengineering, composite materials, fatigue, atmospheric science, mechanisms and nondestructive evaluation. We offer assistance in finding internships and co-ops that can deepen your education and help you develop skills that will be desirable to a variety of employers. Graduates of the program can find employment in fields such as health technology, transportation and much more. Additionally, many graduates choose to continue on to more advanced degrees.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Media Studies

BA

About this Program

Contemporary communication and information media-including traditional and digital media-are integral to political, economic and cultural life today. With DU's Bachelor of Arts in media studies, students can cultivate a broad knowledge of media industries by critically examining the role and influence of media in our society. Media studies students may work directly with faculty producing research and creative work across the globe, including locations in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia.

The BA in media studies may be utilized as a foundation for graduate or law school, or as a catalyst into a variety of careers within communications-based industries, government and nonprofits. Students gain a depth of knowledge in contemporary digital, social and traditional media while developing a skill set that creatively crosses platforms and disciplines.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Medical Physics

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's minor in medical physics is ideal for students considering medical, dental or other bio-related graduate schools or health-related careers in the sciences and engineering. After completing a year of introductory physics, students are required to complete the following two courses:

  • Physics of the Body, which relies on basic physics principles to promote an understanding of the function of the body's various organ systems;
  • Medical Imaging Physics, which explores common diagnostic techniques used in medicine, such as ultrasound, x-rays, and MRI, and their interaction with the human body.

The specialized knowledge possessed by experts in medical physics is increasingly essential as advanced specialized treatment methods such as radiation oncology and medical imaging become more common. The minor in medical physics will help you prepare to effectively utilize the variety of technological advances that are redefining modern approaches to healthcare.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Molecular Biology

BA

About this Program

The University of Denver's Bachelor of Arts program in molecular biology offers students the opportunity to study areas that include cell biology, biophysics, RNA biology, endocrinology and more. Students complete 44 hours of biology coursework and 20 hours of chemistry coursework, and can also complete a concentration in cognitive neuroscience.

With fewer requirements than our Bachelor of Science option, the BA degree allows students the flexibility to combine their interests in biology with other disciplines such as law, policy or business. Graduates are well prepared for jobs or graduate work related to these disciplines, and they may also find work in medicine, dentristry or physical therapy.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Molecular Biology

BS

About this Program

The University of Denver's Bachelor of Science program in molecular biology covers topics including developmental biology, molecular forensics, neuroscience biophysics and several other specialties. Students complete 50 credit hours of biology coursework, a chemistry minor, a second minor from any department on campus, 15 credit hours of physics and 12 credit hours of mathematics. The program also offers a cognitive neuroscience concentration.

With more requirements than our Bachelor of Arts program, the BS degree appeals to students interested in continuing in the sciences at the graduate level or pursuing medical school. The curricula can be tailored to prepare students for futures in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health-related professional programs such as physical therapy or physician assistance.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Music

BA , Minor

About this Program

The Bachelor of Arts in music provides students the opportunity to develop their musical skills and performance aspirations while engaging in a curriculum that contains a large component of courses outside of music. This combination allows students to explore their interests and invest their time into other fields across the University. Alongside a performance-based musical education, students simultaneously complete a minor or major in another field, providing a flexible program of study that balances breadth and depth.

An education in music challenges students to learn discipline, collaboration and creative thinking while developing emotional intelligence. These skills and abilities prepare students for successful careers not only in music, but also a variety of other fields. Pursuing a music education while taking advantage of the academic resources of the broader university provides a perfect environment in which a student can sharpen skills, expand horizons and pursue passions.

Daniels College of Business

Property Development

Minor

About this Program

The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management offers a minor in property development. Students can complete the minor by taking 20 credits in real estate and construction management. As part of the Burns School's courses of study, students will learn about property development from a cross-disciplinary perspective, studying management and marketing in addition to accounting and finance.

Courses students take in this minor program cover the following topics:

  • project management
  • legal issues and risk management
  • construction estimating
  • building systems
  • public finance

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Psychology

BS

About this Program

Do you want to study the nature of the human psyche, to understand why we are the way we are, how we develop, and how we can change? The BS in psychology program couples the study of psychology with a background in math and science. This program is great for those considering medical school, neuroscience or other competitive graduate programs. Students in our psychology program study the nuances of empirical research, review affective, cognitive, social and abnormal psychology, and can delve into child and lifespan development.

We offer students the opportunity to conduct hands-on research in a variety of laboratories, including those focused on how the body, brain and behavior respond to emotion, family and child neuroscience, developmental neuropsychology and neurodevelopmental research. In addition, students can pursue field experiences in psychology and fulfill thesis and research seminar requirements to graduate with distinction. We also offer a minor in psychology and a bachelor of arts track with a decreased emphasis in math and natural science. Graduates from this program go on to graduate programs or careers as researchers and clinical psychologists.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Psychology

BA , Minor

About this Program

Do you want to understand the reasons and thought structures behind human action and development and how to help change them for the better? Our BA in psychology gives you the opportunity to learn how people learn, change, think, feel and interact, and how to help those who have experienced adversity. Students in our psychology program study the nuances of empirical research, review affective, cognitive, social and abnormal psychology, and can delve into child and lifespan development. In addition to opportunities for research and field experiences, students may complete a thesis and research seminars to graduate with distinction.

Psychology majors can go on to pursue graduate study or careers as forensic, educational and counseling psychologists. The specialties of a psychology major can also prove useful to anyone interested in market research, career advising, medicine or human resources. For those seeking a more diverse skill set, our bachelor of arts program is designed to be flexible and easily combined with other majors across campus. Students also can earn a minor in psychology or enroll in our bachelor of science program, designed for students with a desire to emphasize math and natural science in their studies.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Studio Art

BFA

About this Program

If you're looking for a pathway into a career as a professional artist, our Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art gives you the opportunity to focus on creating art and experimenting in various forms. It's all aimed at building a foundation for you to become a practicing artist. You'll learn the basics of artistic approaches, get an overview of art history and work extensively in the medium (or media) of your choice. A group exhibition at the end of your senior year will give you the chance to showcase your work to DU and the surrounding community.

BFA students do not typically complete a second major, though some do take a minor outside the School of Art and Art History. During the admission process, you may submit a portfolio to be reviewed for possible scholarships. Though the BFA program is specifically intended to train students as professional artists, it can also give you a background for work in related fields.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Sustainability

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's minor in sustainability, offered through the Department of Geography & the Environment, is an excellent choice for students no matter their major. An understanding of sustainability includes the scientific basis for sustainable resource use as well as the social and economic implications and costs of sustainable practices. As we move into the future, sustainability will be of paramount concern in nearly every professional field, and this minor can help you contribute to a healthier word, whether you find your career in engineering or education, marketing or biology.

Among the problems facing society are an uncertain global economy, the heavy reliance of both developed and developing nations on increasingly limited supplies of nonrenewable energy sources, and the resulting social unrest building throughout many parts of the world. Understanding and finding a solution to these challenges and moving toward a sustainable future will require an interdisciplinary perspective on these problems. Our minor in sustainability will give you the opportunity to develop the insight to work toward a better future.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Theatre

BA , Minor

About this Program

Students pursuing a BA in theatre learn and practice what it takes to create great theatre across all facets of the process: writing, designing, building, acting, directing, managing and producing. Once this foundation is established, students can focus on one area of emphasis in their third or fourth year, including anything from performance to design to management. Our hands-on approach helps you develop a broad perspective and creative problem-solving skills you'll take with you into your career.

With the support of faculty inside and outside the classroom, students have access to real-world growth opportunities within local, national and international theatre communities. Some students go on to join theatre companies, while others choose to utilize their creative and analytical abilities across other industries where they contribute to bringing art to life.

Graduate School of Social Work

Undergraduate + MSW

BA/BS + MSW

About this Program

Social workers empower people and communities while creating positive change at a local and national level. The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) dual undergraduate + Master of Social Work (MSW) degree allows students to combine an undergraduate degree in almost any field with an MSW degree. By earning both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in just five years, students gain a head start in their professional career while experiencing a significant cost savings. GSSW students join a unified community dedicated to inclusion, diversity and equity for all people.

An MSW degree can open the door to hundreds of rewarding careers, including everything from counseling to public policy to global practice. With 10 concentration options, the GSSW curriculum features specialized classes that allow students to advance their careers in a variety of industries within government entities, corporations and community agencies. Faculty provide an individualized learning experience and encourage students to participate in research projects that influence the development of a more just world. Throughout the program, students gain systemic, ethical and relational skills to make a significant impact working with oppressed populations.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Urban Studies

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's urban studies minor offers a broad, multidisciplinary introduction to urban social, natural and built environments through courses in anthropology, history, geography, communication studies, political science, business, sociology and more. Students are encouraged to think and learn about cities in an informed, disciplined and integrated way. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the history of urban society in the United States and other parts of the world as well as various approaches to city planning, architecture, security, transportation, housing, and sustainable design and development.

With the majority of the world's population living in cities, a minor in urban studies can add tremendous value to a student's career and to the community in which they live. We prepare you to make informed decisions about the many urban policy, planning and development questions that face today's citizens and their neighborhoods. You can also go on to pursue careers in urban planning and development, social work, public policy work, human services fields and other professions.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Wellness

Minor

About this Program

Wellness is a unifying concept that weaves together many different disciplines, curricula, and facets of experience to promote conscious growth and dynamic balance in life. The wellness minor is designed to study a multidimensional model of wellness, including emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical, community, multicultural and social wellness. An undergraduate who obtains the minor in wellness will have an increased ability to navigate the health care, wellness and corporate arenas, which are increasingly considering preventative, proactive approaches to health.

Students in the program delve into various approaches that prepare them to have a foundation for healthy living. You'll explore Western medicine and various other paradigms of healing, gaining a breadth of exposure to numerous different approaches to wellness. The minor is suited for individuals who want to support their major with a balanced academic and experiential emphasis on the practice of wellness.

Daniels College of Business

Real Estate

Minor

About this Program

The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management offers a minor in real estate. Students complete the minor by taking 20 credits, learning principles of real estate finance, appraisal, taxation, capital markets and investment. The Burns School approaches real estate from a multidisciplinary perspective, covering topics such as marketing, accounting and management.

To complete the minor, students take courses in:

  • financial analysis
  • capital markets
  • residential markets
  • appraisal and valuation
  • taxation
  • development and feasibility

Daniels College of Business

Real Estate and the Built Environment

BSBA

About this Program

Nothing exists without the built environment. If you're interested in real estate, property development or construction management, the Daniels College of Business' real estate and the built environment (REBE) major delves into all three areas. This integrated model of education distinguishes the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management from other institutions, making it one of the few in the nation to meld the business side with the built side of real estate. In a rapidly changing industry, that distinction is critical.

Throughout the four-year program, local and national real estate and construction firms conduct information sessions on campus, seeking students for internships and full- and part-time positions.

With concentrations in real estate, property development and construction management, REBE offers a broad spectrum of career tracks that include financial market analysis, real estate brokerage, property appraisal and management, construction project and sustainability management, investment strategy, real estate development and integrated project leadership.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Recording and Production

BM

About this Program

The Bachelor of Music in recording and production trains students as engineers and producers in the classical, jazz and commercial/popular genres. It is designed to develop musical as well as technical skills. The program is founded on a philosophy that accomplished musicians make the best recording engineers and producers. In this major, students take lessons on their instrument, study music theory and history (either classical or jazz), and practice the art of engineering and producing great sounding music recordings.

This major is especially well-suited for students who write and perform their own music. The selective program provides a conservatory-level education within a vibrant liberal arts university experience. Skills and abilities learned in the program can prepare students for successful careers not only in music, but also in a variety of other fields. Pursuing a music education while taking advantage of the academic resources of the broader university allows a student to sharpen skills, expand horizons and pursue passions.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Religious Studies

BA , Minor

About this Program

Why is religion so critical in contemporary society, politics and culture? Our undergraduate program in religious studies offers students the opportunity to learn about the major religions of the world and their impact on today's complex, globalized society. In our program, students can get out of the classroom and into the local community to visit churches, mosques, synagogues and temples. By engaging religious communities or local non-profits directly, students can discover the complexity of religious identity and practice, examining why service is such a significant component of many traditions.

To gain a broader understanding of the interplay between religion, culture, politics, society, and history, students are strongly encouraged to study abroad, as travelling abroad provides an opportunity for first-hand encounters with world religions. Some students choose to study and do service learning courses in countries including Tibet, India, Israel, Africa and Austria. Equipped with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural analytical tools, many Religious Studies majors go on to graduate school in law, religious studies and related fields, while others use their skills in business, human resources, social work, government, non-profits and journalism.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Russian

BA , Minor

About this Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Russian provides you with the tools to communicate in the world's fifth most common language, giving you the skills to participate in dialogues with a country that wields enormous influence over global affairs. You'll be able to explore Russia's rich cultural background with courses covering Russian literature, film and even multimedia approaches that focus on the modern state of Russian communications. Plus, you'll have the chance to actually study in places like St. Petersburg and Vladivostok through our study abroad programs so that you can fully immerse yourself in the Russian language.

Graduates of the Russian program have access to careers in government, international business and many more fields that value international expertise. Students also have the option of taking Russian as a minor or coupling the major with another degree in a field like international studies. Because Russia is an international superpower politically and economically, a thorough understanding of the language and culture means you'll have career options both at home and abroad.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Sociolegal Studies

BA , Minor

About this Program

Law permeates every aspect of modern social life. The BA in socio-legal studies focuses on questions that strike at the heart of our current society, asking: How does law operate in people's everyday lives? How do social institutions shape law? How does law empower and constrain individuals, groups, organizations and communities? Students find opportunities to study under faculty from a variety of disciplines, from philosophy, political science and sociology to media, film and journalism studies. In addition to developing their critical thinking and writing skills, many students complete an internship and/or a study abroad program.

Students majoring in socio-legal studies often pursue a legal career, but the issues addressed in the major are relevant to many fields where the focus is putting law into practice, including social work, education, business and international relations. Their flexibility is increased even further given that socio-legal studies must always be combined with another major.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Sociology

BA , Minor

About this Program

What are the root causes of inequality within major social institutions, and what do they mean for society? Students in our BA program in sociology study the social structures that shape societies and human relationships, from the analysis of small-scale human interactions to the investigation of broad-based international social movements. In this program, students are exposed to a firm foundation of both theory and research through core courses, and have the opportunity to tailor their major to a specific area of interest.

Small class sizes allow professors to guide, counsel and advise students according to individual interests and career goals. Internship opportunities help students apply what they've learned in the classroom to a "course" in the community. Graduates with a BA in sociology may enter the job market with a distinct advantage-knowledge of key social factors that are crucial for working in diverse communities, a firm grasp on research design and methods, and strong analytical skills. Students may find careers in social work, education, advocacy, public policy, journalism and other fields.

Daniels College of Business

Statistics

Minor

About this Program

The minor in statistics provides a solid foundation in analytical modeling, data forecasting and simulation methods. Regardless of your major, you'll be equipped with a set of data-related skills that will help you make informed, evidence-driven decisions in business and virtually any other field. It's an excellent way to enhance your value to employers while you work toward your major.

Students also have the opportunity to take an internship through the statistics minor. You'll gain valuable experience in the business world while testing your knowledge of data systems. This means you'll be an extra step ahead when you finish your degree and prepare to launch your career. Whether you're looking to start a business or are interested in a career in the sciences, a background in statistics can help you prepare for an exciting future.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Spanish

BA , Minor

About this Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at DU arms you with skills that lead to new ways of reading, understanding, and experiencing the world, empowering you to connect with communities locally and globally. The Spanish major combines thorough training in the second-most spoken language in both the U.S. and around the globe with a range of courses that promote critical thought by exploring the complex and diverse history, cultures, literature and film of the Spanish-speaking world.

The Spanish major promotes a variety of experiences that will connect you with communities, enriching your linguistic, cultural, and intellectual development not only through critical coursework but also through a range of study abroad opportunities. Spanish at DU also provides you with sought-after skills and knowledge that will prepare you for successful careers in a wide range of professional fields, including business, education, government, international relations and medicine.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Film Studies and Production

BA , Minor

About this Program

Students in the University of Denver's BA program in film studies and production learn the history, theory, production and criticism of motion picture arts. As they move through the program, students acquire a 360-degree understanding of film from project proposals, screenwriting and filmmaking to lighting, editing and sound design. With hands-on experience, you'll participate as a critical observer and producer of culture's most powerful media art forms: film and video.

Working in class as scriptwriters, directors, producers, on-camera talent, editors or documentarians, students can apply their knowledge and skills directly to the fast-paced and highly competitive film industry. Students also may choose to utilize their creative and analytical abilities across multiple sectors, including entertainment, education, media, health or marketing and communications.

Daniels College of Business

Finance

BSBA , Minor

About this Program

Armed with financial acumen and leadership skills, what can't you do? The Reiman School of Finance at the Daniels College of Business emphasizes both to help you learn how to tackle immediate challenges while anticipating-and adapting to-the future. You'll have opportunities to focus on investments, corporate finance, financial institutions and international finance-while also working on leadership development. These hands-on learning opportunities prepare you for work in the portfolio analysis, financial strategy, investment and business finance arenas. Graduates also pursue careers at various financial institutions, working in wealth/asset management, banking and investment services.

As a finance major, you'll have a hands-on opportunity to learn portfolio management in the Reiman Fund class, which teaches sector analysis, stock selection and portfolio management. Reiman Fund students search for undervalued stocks with analytical software and trusted datasets, and the University of Denver implements the investment recommendations coming out of the class as part of its endowment fund.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

French and Francophone Studies

BA , Minor

About this Program

Parlez-vous français? Our BA program in French and francophone studies will give you the opportunity to develop your speaking, reading and translation skills, and to deepen your understanding of French-speaking cultures around the world. You'll study literature, analyze films, and engage in conversations with faculty and classmates. For those eager to immerse themselves in the language, DU offers study abroad programs in French-speaking countries, from Senegal to France to Madagascar. Students can graduate with distinction in French and francophone studies by completing a senior thesis, a symbol of both academic achievement and a mastery of the French language.

Our graduates have gone on to become artists, teachers, computer programmers, translators, NGO directors and lawyers. With French-speaking Canada as the United States' most important export market, French speakers have ample opportunities in global commerce as well.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Game Development

BA

About this Program

Are you interested in understanding how to design and build virtual worlds that millions of others can interact with and enjoy? Are you equally compelled by art and technology? If so, our Bachelor of Arts in game development might be perfect for you. You will receive the training necessary to produce artistic content for games, while also developing your own distinct voice as an artist. You'll receive intensive instruction in computer science, graphics and programming skills in order to develop the technical know-how to make your ideas real.

The BA in game development requires a double major, one in game development and one in either digital media studies, electronic media art design or studio art. The degree is designed to allow students to bridge the gap between game programming and art, allowing the broadest range of opportunities throughout the field as developers, designers and artists.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Game Development

BS

About this Program

Do you love building intricate systems? Do you get satisfaction from understanding the invisible frameworks behind them? If so, you may be a perfect candidate for a Bachelor of Science in game development. You will focus heavily on developing your computer science and programming skills while building a strong foundation in the artistic, critical and design elements of games. You will also have the option to focus either on the appreciation, understanding and production of art, or on the critical, technical and design elements of digital media.

The BS in game development requires you to pursue a minor in mathematics, as well as a second art-related minor. You also will take specific classes from art and emergent digital practices to help ensure that you develop a well-rounded skill set. Although the BS in game development prepares you for a career in game development, the additional skills you develop will help you effectively collaborate with artists and others throughout the development process.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Gender and Women's Studies

BA , Minor

About this Program

Individuals eager to explore the connections between and among the many meanings that gender-as well as race, sexuality, class and disability-has in our lives, scholarship, communities and politics may want to consider a BA in gender and women's studies. The cross-disciplinary program offers a vibrant and rigorous course of study that fosters a critical understanding of the role that gender plays in the construction of identities and the social and political organization of society and culture.

Students will find various opportunities for internships, awards and study abroad. Upon graduating, some may pursue graduate studies in fields such as law, medicine, social work or education. Others begin their careers in a variety of public service or private industries, including health, counseling, government, community work, politics and policy making, business, teaching and research, social services, spiritual leadership, environment, media and the arts. The program partners with Lund University in Sweden to offer a unique dual-degree opportunity to extend your study abroad experience and earn a one-year MS degree in gender studies.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geographic Information Science

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's minor in geographic information science (GIS), offered through the Department of Geography and the Environment, is geared toward students from other majors who are interested in geotechnology. The program provides an overview of a variety of geotechnological skills, including cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems and global positioning systems. Today's geographers and environmental scientists use cartography and geographic information systems to develop insight into patterns and trends to understand the environmental conditions of the past and to predict where they might go in the future.

This sort of geographic information is becoming increasingly useful in policy-making, and as such, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for graduates with geotechnological skills will grow by 30 percent by 2024, indicating a strong employment market for students upon graduation. Recent graduates have found work in both government and private industry. Students already pursuing degrees in areas ranging from environmental science to anthropology can gain useful skills and diversify their abilities with this minor.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geography

BA , Minor

About this Program

Our BA in geography offers students various areas of study, including physical geography, human geography, human-environment interaction, applied geography and geographic information science. The degree prepares students for careers in education, resource management, economic development, urban planning and academia.

In our BA program, students can develop a scientific understanding of environmental issues, balancing the technical and social solutions to environmental problem solving. The curriculum's primary goal is to provide students a foundation in geographic principles and perspectives, as well as the professional skills to put them into practice.
Skills you can hone in our BA program include:

  • Problem recognition and solution development
  • Use of technical tools, such as GIS, manual and computer-assisted remote sensing, and cartography
  • Field and laboratory techniques

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geography + Geographic Information Science

BA + MS

About this Program

Through this dual degree in geography and geographic information science (GIS), students can complete a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in GIS in just five years. Typically, our dual degree students complete the majority of their undergraduate work at the end of their third year. Graduate work normally begins during our students' senior years. This program is tailored toward students interested geotechnology. Our students complete detailed study of geotechnological skills, from cartography and GIS to remote sensing and GPS.

This dual degree can help prepare students to enter a growing field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting demand for graduates with geotechnological skills expected to grow by 30 percent by 2024. Through their bachelor's degree program, students can choose to emphasize a variety of emphasis tracks, including geographic analyses, land use or urban planning, and natural resource management.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Geology

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's minor in geology, offered through the Department of Geography & the Environment, is an excellent choice for students majoring in environmental science, ecology, and other natural and physical sciences, or for any student with an interest in geology. Topics covered include stratigraphy, rocks and minerals, geomorphology, sedimentology and hydrology.

The minor can help provide you with the background necessary for pursuing advanced degrees in the earth sciences. It gives you the chance to develop skills useful for fields ranging from engineering to secondary-level education.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

German

BA , Minor

About this Program

If you're interested in the language, culture and history of Germany, our BA in German offers an academic pathway that will provide you with an entry point to employment opportunities at home and abroad. When taken as a major, the German program complements language study with courses in German literature and film as well as contextual study in the nation's history. You can also take German as a minor to diversify your degree and enhance your language skills.

As the most commonly spoken language in the European Union, German is used in political dealings across national boundaries, and thanks to Germany's status as the world's third-largest exporter, it's equally prevalent in global commerce. With a degree in German, you'll have access to a range of career opportunities including international business and international relations. Additionally, you'll be able to deepen your education by immersing yourself in German language and culture as a part of one of our many study abroad programs.

University College

Global Commerce and Transportion

BA

About this Program

Enhance your career options in the transportation field by pursuing a bachelor's in global commerce and transportation, which focuses on managing the transportation of goods and people. From transportation safety and security to economics and finance, you'll explore topic areas related to transportation, logistics and supply-chain management. This major, offered through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, is ideal for those who work within transportation modes and nodes.

This major was developed in conjunction with the Transportation Institute at the University of Denver, ensuring a hands-on, industry-relevant experience. Develop your communication, creative and decision-making skills within the context of transportation through coursework offered entirely online. Through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, your first 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits) will go directly to your University of Denver bachelor's degree. Pursue the dual degree option to reduce the time and cost of completing your bachelor's and the MS in security management.

University College

Global Studies

BA

About this Program

Learn to work more effectively across cultures and deepen your knowledge of global issues by majoring in global studies through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program. You'll analyze theories of internationalization and issues of globalization, focusing on history, geography and international relations. This major explores a variety of topics, from economics and politics to global culture and citizenship.

As the world grows more interconnected, a global perspective will serve you in a variety of fields and settings, from business and law to healthcare. You may complete your coursework entirely online through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, which accepts your first 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits). You're also invited to pursue the dual degree option to reduce the time and cost of completion of your bachelor's and master's degrees.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Hebrew

Minor

About this Program

The study of the Hebraic tradition, one of the pillars of modern Western civilization, has a wide range of practical and artistic applications. Those looking to supplement their knowledge of history, archaeology and anthropology can bolster their studies through familiarity with the language and Jewish culture. The prominence of Israel on the world stage makes the minor particularly useful to journalism, business, and international studies majors. You'll be immersed in the language while deepening your cultural awareness.

In addition to the language-focused Hebrew minor, we offer a concentration in Judaic Studies with an emphasis in Hebrew, provided in collaboration with our own Center for Judaic Studies. If you choose this option, you'll have the opportunity to study Jewish texts and ideas in such disciplines as history, literature, philosophy, and religious studies. Either track can be supported by participation in study abroad programs in Israel.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Strategic Communication

BA

About this Program

Among the fastest-growing communication professions are those that fall under the broad umbrella of strategic communication. Strategic communication professionals are employed with public relations firms, advertising agencies and corporations, as well as with health, education, sports, government and nonprofit organizations. Professionals working in strategic communication increasingly are asked to respond to the needs of markets and communities that cross national borders. Thus our coursework, which emphasizes international and multicultural communication as well as development of a deepened understanding of global media issues and industries, sets us apart from competing programs in the strategic communication field.

In our programs, students strengthen their abilities in strategic planning, message design, campaign development, management of crisis communication, branding and intergroup relations. At the University of Denver, we offer several opportunities for students to work on both domestic and international strategic communication campaigns, building upon the University's overall strengths in study abroad programs and international education. As a student, you'll benefit from the varied expertise of our faculty in nonprofit, international, intercultural, health, corporate, crisis and political messaging as you learn what it means to be a strategic, ethical and culturally sensitive communicator.

Daniels College of Business

Information Technology

Minor

About this Program

The Daniels College of Business offers students a minor in business information technology. Offered through the Department of Business Information and Analytics, the degree helps build a foundation for understanding information technology, which can create a competitive advantage for employees and organizations alike. The business world's increased reliance on collecting and storing data digitally means that individuals who excel in information technology are an asset to any organization. These skills are highly portable, and are in demand in almost every industry and professional setting.

Students who take these 20 credits will build a frame of reference for understanding data management, automating business processes, data warehousing, data mining and collaboration systems. Engineering, agriculture, social science, medical science, environmental science, forestry, marketing, accounting and finance are just a few of the industries in which information technology experts may flourish.

University College

Information Technology

BA

About this Program

Broaden your IT expertise and take your career to the next level by majoring in information technology through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program. From systems analysis and design to networking and programming, you'll receive hands-on instruction that can be translated to the IT industry. In addition to the technical knowledge you'll gain, you can also expect to enhance your creativity, critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Your first 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits) can be applied directly to your University of Denver degree. Save time and reduce the cost of your programs by pursuing the dual degree option and combine your bachelor's degree with the MS in information and communications technology offered through University College. Coursework in both the bachelor's program and the master's program is available entirely online.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Integrated Sciences

BA

About this Program

The Bachelor of Arts in integrated sciences offers students the opportunity to work with a faculty advisor to develop a customized science curriculum. When one of the many majors offered by the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics doesn't meet the needs of a student's plans, this degree is an option. Students have flexibility in choosing introductory and upper-level coursework from all areas of the sciences, mathematics, engineering and computer sciences, providing the opportunity to create a unique program tailored to their exact needs and interests.

This degree is an especially attractive option for students interested in science education at the secondary-school level, or for those who wish to combine disciplines such as neuroscience and computer science. Students may also design their program to give them an ideal background for any form of graduate studies they wish to pursue.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Intercultural Global Studies

Minor

About this Program

In an increasingly interconnected society, DU's intercultural global studies minor offers students a greater understanding of the cultural similarities and differences of populations living within the United States and throughout the world. Students can expand essential critical and analytical skills and apply them to interdisciplinary coursework, as well as to domestic or international internships or service learning projects. The Intercultural Global Studies minor integrates and complements most students' major fields of study with additional training in how to navigate today's global society.

Thanks to the required internship or engagement experience, students immerse themselves in community work either domestically or abroad, developing skills they can take with them into future careers in nonprofit organizations, international and intercultural education, or community activism.

Daniels College of Business

International Business

BSBA

About this Program

Business knows no borders. Nearly all operations in the U.S. and around the world have competitors, suppliers, customers, employees or owners from other countries. It's critical to understand the forces at play in today's global marketplace. Daniels' international business major offers an extensive foundation in both business and the social sciences, with an emphasis on the international work environment. Core business courses will help boost your understanding of the global marketplace's complex interconnections. Students in the program frequently double major in accounting, anthropology, business analytics, finance, hospitality management, marketing, political science, sociology and other areas.

If you're thinking about an international career, it's critical that you have actual overseas experience to help you navigate different cultures, business practices and social conventions. We require international business majors to study abroad, either by participating in DU's Cherrington Global Scholars program or by enrolling in approved courses. Our international business students have studied at universities in Australia, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand and several other nations across the globe.

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Studies

BA , Minor

About this Program

Our BA program offers undergraduate students at the University of Denver critical knowledge and skills for succeeding in a globalized world. Translating their expertise into meaningful lessons in the classroom, the Korbel School's professors come from a variety of backgrounds, including academic research, U.S. government and military, the United Nations and international think tanks. Whatever their interests, students choose international studies to explore how to make a difference in the world. In our program, students explore a variety of topics, including:

  • World peace and conflict resolution
  • Environmental change
  • Poverty and drug- or human-trafficking
  • Human health

Graduates of the BA in international studies program have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to find jobs in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, both in the U.S. and internationally. Organizations that currently employ graduates of this program include:

  • Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
  • French Ministry of Education
  • U.S. State Department, U.S. Congress and state legislative offices
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Ecology & Biodiversity

BS

About this Program

The University of Denver's undergraduate program in ecology and biodiversity offers a cross-disciplinary learning focus across ecology and organismal biology. Students complete 49 credit hours of biology, a minor in another natural sciences and mathematics field, and a second minor from any department across the University. The BS degree appeals to students interested in continuing in the sciences at the graduate level or pursing medical school.

Students take courses on evolution, biodiversity, genetics and physiological systems, delivered in small classes. In addition, they complete lab work connected with in-class coursework, while using cutting-edge equipment and visiting field sites.
This program can offer research opportunities to undergraduates in invasive species, plant-insect interactions, evolutionary biology and forest ecology. During their research, our students are supported by active researchers in their fields.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Ecology & Biodiversity

BA

About this Program

The University of Denver's Bachelor of Arts program in ecology and biodiversity offers students a cross-disciplinary focus on these two fields. Students complete 44 credit hours of biology coursework. The BA degree allows students flexibility to combine their interests in biology with other disciplines such as law, policy or business.

Our biological sciences department provides specialized upper-level coursework taught by active researchers in the discipline, along with the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on in-depth research. Students can access cutting-edge research and go to several exciting field sites. Research opportunities encompass plant-insect interaction, ecology of invasive species, and forest ecology and evolutionary biology. Graduates can leave well prepared for jobs or graduate work in a range of areas related to ecology and evolutionary biology.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Economics

BA , Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's BA in economics helps students develop a deep, historical understanding of how the social apparatus that governs production and distribution of goods and services impacts modern life. If you choose the program, you'll strengthen your analytical skills as you examine the causes of economic growth and development locally, nationally and globally. You'll also investigate the environmental impact of economic activities, and study the relationship between financial markets and the economy. Faculty challenge you to think critically as you research a broad view of social and government policy alternatives both inside and outside the classroom.

The program prepares students for a variety of careers in business, banking, government and education. Graduates hold positions in private industry and government as leaders, consultants or advisors. Economics is also a good foundation of study for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in law, business and international studies in addition to economics. No matter what road they may follow, students can acquire writing and analytical skills that are valuable to any career path.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

BSEE , Minor

About this Program

In our everyday lives, we're constantly surrounded by the products of innovative electrical engineering. From cell phones and communication networks that keep us connected to all manner of life-saving medical technology, electrical engineers are responsible for so many of the products and systems that define modern life. If you're interested in contributing to the formidable technological tradition of Tesla, Edison and Marconi, our Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering will allow you to develop the skills necessary to be part of this vital field. Collaborate with peers and faculty on original research, pursue experience-building internships and advance technology for all.

Participants in the BS in electrical engineering program choose a specialization such as communication systems and digital signal processing, robotics, electronics, photonics and microsystems, or power and energy. Electrical engineers can be found in almost every area of the workforce, from research and development to consulting to education, and the electrical engineering program prepares you to either enter the workforce immediately or pursue more advanced engineering degrees.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Emergent Digital Practices

BFA , Minor

About this Program

The BFA in emergent digital practices invites you to learn to use new means of artistic creation enabled by the rise of digital media. In this major, you'll have the opportunity to push the boundaries of how art is created, presented and used as a tool for the benefit of society. You'll work in a range of disciplines and explore advanced visual media, sound design and software architecture. A historical examination of art will help give you the background you need to harness the full potential of these technologies.

The BFA program focuses on creation and performance with a background of contextual learning, so you'll be well equipped to begin a career in performance, art curation, software development or game design. Alumni have gone on to build smartphone apps and manage large festivals, and since you can tailor your degree with specialized electives in subjects such as 3D Modeling and Advanced Video Art, there's a wide range of tech and artistic careers awaiting you after graduation.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Emergent Digital Practices

BA , Minor

About this Program

Digital media evolve rapidly with the rise of new technologies, and the demand for skilled digital creators continues to increase as our world moves further into the digital age. In our emergent digital practices BA program, you'll discover how to integrate new forms of expression with emerging technology while exploring the historical context of digital media. As you come to understand the theories and principles behind these innovative art forms, you'll learn to create in a variety of media and experiment with narratives and technologies that challenge perceptions and enhance lives.

Students in emergent digital practices will learn principles of creative software development, sound design and visual presentation, along with essential skills required to navigate a career in tech or the arts. Supported by opportunities to create and display original work, a degree in emergent digital practices positions students to succeed as artists, game developers, software architects and more.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

English and Literary Arts

BA , Minor

About this Program

Do you love literature? Would you like to be a writer? Our undergraduate program in English and literary arts offers concentrations in literary studies, creative writing and English education. You'll get experience writing everything from poetry to long-form essays, and you'll work to develop critical-thinking skills essential to graduate studies and a wide range of careers.

Through our program, you can take historically grounded courses in British and American literature, as well as a variety of electives that allow you to personalize your learning experience. As your DU career continues, you will have the opportunity to complete a thesis and work closely with individual faculty members to dig more deeply into your interests. We also offer programs for those who wish to pursue possibilities in publishing, education and professional writing.

Daniels College of Business

Entrepreneurship

Minor

About this Program

The Daniels College of Business offers a minor in entrepreneurship to all students regardless of major. Whether you're an artist, scientist or you're pursuing a career in another field, a foundation in the basics of entrepreneurship will help you transition into the professional world and tackle difficult business decisions with confidence.

All students take the "Gateway to Business" course, in which you'll design and develop a mobile app and compete for funding to launch your idea. Other courses in the minor will prepare you for success in creating a product or service in the face of economic, political and social obstacles.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Environmental Chemistry

BS

About this Program

Many environmental problems are chemically related and solving them requires an application of chemical knowledge. The University of Denver's Bachelor of Science in environmental chemistry is designed for students pursuing careers in fields related to environmental areas. The degree requirements include a minor in geographic information systems, biology or sustainability to ensure a strong interdisciplinary background. Among the many post-graduation options for students in this program are graduate school in environmental science or work in a variety of environmentally-related fields.

With a minimum of 47 credit hours in chemistry, students take general, organic, physical and acquatic chemistry courses, as well as chemistry labs that put students in front of the latest equipment. Environmental chemistry students also take classes in biology, geography, calculus and physics. Along the way, students work in small class settings with internationally recognized faculty researchers dedicated to improving the world with their knowledge and expertise.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Environmental Science

BS , Minor

About this Program

With an interdisciplinary focus, our BS in environmental science helps students develop knowledge and skills in fields lie sustainable development, ecosystem preservation and climate change. With classwork focused on physical and natural science, you'll gain an understanding of the physical properties that affect the environment and how those factors are shaping scientific discourse around the world. The program is built on practical field experience, so you'll have the opportunity to explore the evolving science of the environment and work on new solutions to today's most pressing challenges.

This program offers students a foundation in the natural sciences while helping develop skills in the technical aspects of environmental science. Graduates can leave prepared to work in many career fields, including environmental quality assessment, natural resource monitoring and pollution measurement and abatement. You'll also be well-equipped to enter grad school and pursue greater depth and practice in the environmental sciences.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Environmental Science

BA , Minor

About this Program

As the conversation around the global climate has overtaken both the public and scientific spheres, the need for trained environmental scientists has grown rapidly. The BA in environmental science covers a range of environmental issues, from climate change, air and water quality and resource preservation to sustainable development and waste management. Our program is founded on a hands-on approach to scientific exploration, meaning you'll have the chance to participate in field studies and travel to diverse locations to gather a truly expansive knowledge of environmental science.

As you learn about issues of environmental preservation and discover solutions to challenging global problems, you'll have the opportunity to explore a variety of other disciplines. The BA program is flexible and allows you to take courses across other fields to complement your degree. With the environmental science BA, students have gone on to careers in conservation, resource management, policy and many other fields with a focus on the health and preservation of the natural world.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Environmental Science + Geographic Information Science

BA/BS + MS

About this Program

The University of Denver's dual degree in environmental science and geographic information science (GIS) allows students to complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree in five years. The bachelor's, in environmental science, will help students develop the skills to understand and resolve environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on the natural and physical sciences. The master's, in geographic information science, will integrate traditional studies of physical, human and cultural geography and geographic information systems.

Students generally finish most of their undergraduate work by the end of their junior year and begin their graduate studies as seniors. The skills students may develop can prepare them for careers in fields like resource management, urban planning and environmental quality management. Recent graduates have found work in private industry and federal, state and local government.

University College

Environmental Studies

BA

About this Program

Be better prepared to solve problems and make informed decisions in the context of the environment as you develop skills in sustainability, waste management, permits, environmental reporting and more. The environmental studies major in the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program helps you approach environmental issues and systems with a creative perspective. Learn to assess, analyze and transform data into useful knowledge, as well as better understand environmental policy and management techniques.

As environmental concerns become paramount throughout industry, having a degree in environmental studies will only become more valuable, opening up job opportunities across a wide spectrum of fields. The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program offered through University College accepts up to 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits) directly toward your University of Denver degree. You can expect a personalized experience with peers who are also busy adults, and you'll have ample opportunity to expand your personal and professional networks. Pursue the dual degree option to reduce the time and cost of completion of your degrees.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Art History

BA , Minor

About this Program

Art provides us with a living record of the thoughts, desires and ideologies of the artists and societies creating them. Our BA in Art History gives you the skills necessary to explore that record and apply its lessons to our modern world. You'll have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the ways in which artistic choices create meaning and the way those meanings express and affect the world. As you move through the program, you'll have the chance to delve deeper into artistic movements and topics that interest you.

In addition to extensive historical studies, you'll take studio art classes to familiarize yourself with the basics of artistic expression. Students who pursue a degree in art history may develop skills that will prepare them for work in galleries and museums as well as fields like education, curation and publishing. Students completing a BA in Art History must also complete a minor or a second major, so there's always the opportunity to develop a diverse set of techniques that can open up even more career opportunities.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Art History

BA + MA

About this Program

We offer an accelerated dual-degree program that allows advanced undergraduate art history majors to simultaneously pursue their bachelor's and master's degrees. If you meet the qualifications and enroll in the dual degree program, you'll have an opportunity to develop a deep and refined understanding of the ways art creates and reflects meaning on both individual and societal levels. You'll work closely with faculty, curators, and visiting artists both within the classroom and area museums as you explore a variety of art historical periods and cultures, culminating in a master's level research project.

To apply for the dual degree, you'll need two years of a foreign language completed by the end of your senior year, a strong research paper, a major GPA of at least 3.5, at least five completed art history classes, and two letters of recommendation from DU art history faculty. Students who complete the program can pursue further graduate studies or work in fields like education, curation and publishing, with an optional concentration in Museum Studies opening up further employment options in museums and galleries.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Asian Studies

BA , Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's BA in Asian studies gives students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge critical for careers with Asian connections, from working in export businesses or international law to government service or education. You'll learn about the cultures, history and languages of Asia, with a particular focus on China and Japan, along with the politics, religions and economies of East and South Asia. In addition, you'll immerse yourself in an Asian language with at least two years of language courses and are encouraged to study in Asia for up to one year.

The academic training that program majors receive is competitive with similar programs at peer institutions across the U.S., providing a firm basis for applying to graduate programs. Training can prepare majors for a wide range of careers, as American university graduates who are skilled in Asian languages and cultures rank among the most desirable employees for many public- and private-sector organizations.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Astrophysics

Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's minor in astrophysics is for students interested in pursuing graduate work and careers in astronomy, as well as for students interested in learning more about the topic. Subjects include stars, planets and galaxies, and the program will give you a background in both the theoretical science behind astronomy and the methods used in the field.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Denver operates two observatories:

  • Mt. Evans Meyer-Womble, the second highest observatory in the world
  • the late 19th century Chamberlin Observatory, which features a historic 20-inch refractor

As any career in astronomy will require a strong working knowledge of physics, this minor is an excellent one for physics majors looking to diversify their education, or for students with an interest in astronomy but less desire to pursue a traditional physics degree.

Daniels College of Business

Bachelor's + Accountancy

BA/BS + Macc

About this Program

The dual-degree program from the School of Accountancy allows students to complete a Bachelor of Science in accountancy and a Master of Accountancy in five years. You can apply to this program while you're pursuing your bachelor's degree at DU. If accepted, you'll take a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses during your fourth and fifth years.

The program will prepare you for career paths as an auditor, accountant, CPA, controllers and even CFO or CEO. You can specialize in assurance, accounting information systems and data analytics, taxation or business valuation.

Almost all of our domestic graduates from this program accept positions three months after graduating. Many find themselves at top accounting firms, including Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton.

Students take classes in consolidated financial statements, accounting for foreign operations, corporate and partnership taxation, and non-profit accounting.

Morgridge College of Education

Bachelor's + Curriculum and Instruction

BA/BS + MA

About this Program

Are you determined to become a K-12 teacher and anxious to begin working in this high-demand field? You might be a great candidate for our dual undergraduate/graduate Teacher Education Program, which gives you the opportunity to achieve your bachelor's, master's and teaching licensure in five years.

You'll begin by pursuing an undergraduate degree of your choice, with graduate coursework beginning your senior year. Licensure coursework begins the summer after your senior year, and a graduate advisor in the Teacher Education Program will help you determine your ideal courses.

You'll choose to specialize in one of six concentration areas:

  • Elementary Education (K-6)

Sturm College of Law

Bachelor's + JD

BA/BS + JD

About this Program

Qualified University of Denver (DU) students can accelerate their legal education through our bachelor/JD Program. Through this program, students earn their undergraduate degree and their JD in six years rather than the standard seven years. DU undergraduates can apply to the program in their junior year; high-achieving high school students who've been admitted to DU can also apply. Students in the bachelor/JD Program begin JD studies in their fourth year at DU. They earn their bachelor degree after one year of law school and receive their JD two years later.

The JD program provides hands-on, student-centered legal education, as well as seven academic specialties that allow students to tailor their education to their career goals. Courses on the lawyering process, constitutional law and others provide a solid legal knowledge foundation. In addition, the JD program builds practice-ready skills through legal public service and advanced legal writing. Students also receive training in the professional skills needed in the legal profession, including trial advocacy, client communication, document drafting and more.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biochemistry

BS

About this Program

The University of Denver's Bachelor of Science in biochemistry degree provides students with a springboard for pursuing graduate studies in chemistry, entering health-related programs such as medical, dental, or veterinary school, or working as chemists in industrial or government settings. Degree requirements include a minor in biological sciences.

Emphasizing undergraduate research, this program's curriculum couples hands-on experimental practice with the latest scientific equipment in all undergraduate laboratories. Chemistry and biochemistry faculty have international reputations in research and are committed mentors who strive to pass on their knowledge in our small, informal classes.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biological Sciences

BS , Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's undergraduate program in biological sciences, which includes options for both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science, offers students the skills and knowledge for pursuing a wide range of career and graduate options. The BS degree offers students a more intensive science and math experience, requiring a chemistry minor, a second minor of the student's choosing and one year each of both mathematics and physics. Students can choose to specialize in sub-disciplines within cell and molecular biology or ecology and evolutionary biology.

Our specialized upper-level coursework is taught by active researchers in the discipline and we provide extensive opportunities for in-depth research with faculty. Graduates can leave prepared for jobs or graduate work in a wide range of life sciences disciplines, including cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, and ecology and evolutionary biology. The curricula can be tailored to prepare students for futures in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health-related professional programs, such as physical therapy or as physician assistants.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Biological Sciences

BA , Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's undergraduate program in biological sciences includes options for both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. While both majors include heavy coursework in the biological sciences, they differ in other aspects of their curricula. Students pursuing the BA complete two quarters of math and one year of chemistry in conjunction with a different minor.

By offering students a broad foundation in biology, the Bachelor of Arts opens up a range of career options that combine a strong background in biology with other disciplines. Major strengths of the department include the prevalence of small, specialized courses taught by active researchers in the discipline as well as the opportunity to conduct in-depth research with our faculty.

Daniels College of Business

Business Administration

Minor

About this Program

Understanding the fundamentals of business can be an asset to any student. The Daniels College of Business offers a minor in business administration for students who want to learn the basics of business while focusing on other areas of interest through a non-business major. Beginning with the Daniels signature course, "Gateway to Business", in which you will compete to design a mobile app, you'll be able to explore the fundamentals of business and gain critical experience while you work on your major.

With the business administration minor, students have gone on to launch businesses and join successful companies as managers, analysts and entrepreneurs, among many other roles. The minor is also an ideal way to enhance your resume in other fields, as an understanding of business is a useful skill across career fields.

Daniels College of Business

Business Information & Analytics

BSBA , Minor

About this Program

In nearly every industry today, analytics professionals are in high demand. Employers recognize the value of hiring individuals who can use quantitative information to support informed decision making. From agriculture to the social sciences, accounting to marketing and engineering to medicine, data analysts are increasingly sought after. As a business and analytics major at the Daniels College of Business, you'll be immersed in statistical techniques, data modeling and business scenarios to help you identify meaning, explain causation and make predictions.

Daniels' BIA program emphasizes both hard and soft skills. Mathematics and statistics, along with quantitative and technical analysis and research skills, ensure you're able to interpret the data in front of you. You'll also improve your abilities in communication, relationship management, decision making and problem solving, so you'll be able to achieve in a variety of business environments. Project management, organization and data presentation expertise can give you an advantage in running projects of your own, and you'll have the chance to develop coding and programming skills in major applications.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Philosophy

BA , Minor

About this Program

Have you ever thought about what it means for something to be real, or asked yourself why we think the way we do? Our BA in philosophy provides you with foundations in logic and the philosophical traditions of the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary eras. Our classes cover topics from ethics and perceptions of reality to the philosophical underpinnings of science, law and video games. Students have the chance to specialize in critical theory, critiquing systems of government and racial, gendered and colonial power structures. Your understanding of logic can translate into careers in information technology and other reasoning-intensive fields.

Our philosophy students often find their studies are complemented by the pursuit of a double major, with half of our philosophy majors choosing a second major in another field. The versatile thinking skills developed in philosophical studies lend themselves to everything from art and history to math and physics, and many philosophy majors go on to pursue law degrees after graduation. Philosophy undergraduates can also graduate with distinction by earning a high GPA and completing a senior thesis. For those who wish to explore philosophy without declaring the major, we also offer a minor.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

BA , Minor

About this Program

With major advances in technology happening almost every day, the physical sciences have never been more important. If you're interested in the forces that guide our universe, the BA in physics may be for you. With coursework that bridges the fundamentals of the field with advanced topics like quantum physics and electromagnetism, you'll have a strong foundation complemented by the opportunity to conduct hands-on research with your peers and faculty mentors. And since the BA program is focused on a broad range of topics, you'll be ready to pursue a diverse array of careers right after you graduate.

With a strong background in critical thinking and training across scientific and mathematical disciplines, our students have gone on to careers in research, medicine, information technology and computer science, among many other fields. You'll have the practical training to begin coursework in an advanced degree, and since the BA is flexible, you can supplement your degree in physics with one in a field that similarly ignites your passion. That flexibility means a broad range of career opportunities and the chance to gain a wide-ranging education in the subjects that matter most to you.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Physics

BS , Minor

About this Program

As our understanding of the natural world advances, so too do the methods by which we study it. The BS in physics is perfect for students who wish to focus solely on scientific coursework and research, with collaboration between your peers and faculty mentors providing meaningful hands-on experience as you discover the specific field that moves you. We also offer concentrations in biological physics, computational physics and nanophysics, so you'll be able to tailor your education to your interests and begin working toward your career before you graduate.

With a deep understanding of the fundamentals of physics and opportunities to participate in research projects as an undergraduate, you'll be equipped to enter the workforce as a researcher or a professional in medicine, computer science or engineering. Students are well-prepared to enter graduate school, and the experience you'll gain can help you find internships and work placements in museums, planetariums, research labs and government agencies.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Political Science

BA , Minor

About this Program

The Bachelor of Arts in political science offers several areas of study, including political theory, American politics, law, and comparative and international politics. Small class sizes give students the opportunity to work closely with faculty who are deeply engaged in cutting-edge research that's both complementary and central to the undergraduate experience. In addition to learning about politics, you'll further develop your critical reading, thinking, writing and speaking skills.

Students are encouraged to participate in internship programs or service learning, and many form a commitment to public service or hone their political organizational skills as a result. Some take part in the Cherrington Global Scholars program, where they gain new perspectives at institutions abroad. Others qualify for the departmental honors program and undertake a substantial research project closely directed by department faculty members. Upon graduating, students may choose from a variety of careers such as public service, activism and advocacy, the legal profession, lobbying, education or corporate leadership.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Pre-Art Conservation

BFA

About this Program

Conservators work to preserve the cultural heritage of ancient and modern civilizations around the world. Through a combination of studio art, art history, language, chemistry and conservation techniques, the pre-art conservation BFA offers you the chance to explore a variety of artistic styles and concepts while learning how to protect eons of culture for future generations. This major is especially useful for students who intend to enroll in graduate school for art conservation.

Majors have the opportunity to work with Italian conservators in Florence, Italy, in their junior year, in addition to internships in Denver at such institutions as the Western Center for Fine Art Conservation, Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This BFA is a rigorous program that can also lead to careers in conservation and museum curation. It's the perfect major for those who love both art and science.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

BA , Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's Bachelor of Arts in chemistry stresses breadth, with fewer required chemistry courses than other chemistry degree options. This degree is designed to provide excellent preparation for secondary school science teachers, as well as for individuals who are considering careers in interdisciplinary fields such as environmental law and technology development.

As they work with faculty who are leaders in their research fields, our students enjoy small class sizes and informal settings. Students complete 40 credit hours of chemistry courses, many of which include experimental practice with state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, our BA students complete 12 credit hours of mathematics and 15 credit hours of physics.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

BSCh

About this Program

The University of Denver's Bachelor of Science in chemistry (BSCh) is designed to provide outstanding preparation for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in chemistry. Because of the strong chemical background this degree can help students acquire, it can also be an excellent choice for those who plan to enter the chemical industry upon graduation. The degree, accredited by the American Chemical Society, is characterized by a comprehensive exposure to chemistry and a significant research component.

Students in this program take 62 credit hours in chemistry, 15 more than required by the standard Bachelor of Science track. Many classes occur in our chemistry labs, where students can access state-of-the-art equipment for hands-on experimental practice. Along the way, our students take small classes from faculty with extensive research experience.
Our BSCh students also complete 20 credit hours of math and computer science, and 15 credit hours of physics. Students can also pursue a concentration in biochemistry through their electives.

University College

Completion Program

BA + Masters

About this Program

Complete your bachelor's degree and then pursue a master's degree as part of the dual degree option at University College, where you can reduce time and cost by combining your programs. Start in the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program, where you'll finish the undergraduate degree you started years ago. As you finish your bachelor's, start working toward your master's degree-reducing the time of earning both degrees by 8 credit hours.

Ready to enhance your career? Explore your bachelor's major and master's degree combination options and find a program that suits your career and interests.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Composition

BM

About this Program

The Bachelor of Music in composition offers aspiring composers a rigorous training in composition, harmony, counterpoint, analysis, conducting, orchestration and digital audio. The high ratio of performance majors to composition majors at Lamont means composers have many opportunities to hear their music. For students interested in digital audio, our state-of-the-art recording studio is wired to every performance and rehearsal space, allowing students to graduate with a diverse portfolio of digitally recorded works. This selective program provides a conservatory-level education within a vibrant liberal arts university experience.

Pursuing a music education pushes students to develop creative thinking, discipline, the capacity to collaborate and emotional intelligence. Thanks to these abilities and developed skills, students can leave prepared for careers inside and outside of music. Supported by the academic resources of DU, students explore their interests while improving their skills and broadening their horizons.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Engineering

BSCpE , Minor

About this Program

Our Bachelor of Science in computer engineering program is designed for students who wish to focus on the development of computer hardware and software, combining elements of computer science with electrical and mechanical engineering. Hands-on lab experience is a significant portion of this program, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gain to projects for real-world engineering experience. With small classes and ample opportunity for undergraduate research, students graduate ready to pursue wide-ranging career options.

Students in the program must choose a specialty such as communications, digital signal processing and networking, robotics, embedded systems and instrumentation, or computer systems engineering. Many students use this degree to pursue careers in engineering or computer science fields, but the option to pursue an MS in just one additional year through one of our dual degree programs opens up potential career choices in other scientific fields as well.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Science

BS , Minor

About this Program

Are you fascinated by computers and the complex systems behind their use and design? If so, our Bachelor of Science in computer science might be the perfect fit for you. You'll learn the essential elements of design, analysis, implementation and management of hardware and software computer systems, and have the opportunity to take part in original research. The flexibility of the degree ensures you'll have the chance to pursue topics and specializations that capture your interests, and we offer help finding internships that can enrich your education and give you a leg up when applying for jobs after graduation.

In addition to the coursework in the major, the BS in computer science requires two minors, one of which must be in mathematics. Let your personal interests and career aspirations guide your selection of the second minor. Program graduates often find that they are qualified for a wide range of rewarding career opportunities, thanks to constant demand for computer science experts at any company, agency or nonprofit looking to stay competitive in our digital, connected world. A BS in computer science also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue advanced computer science degrees.

Daniels College of Business

Construction Project Management

Minor

About this Program

Students who don't want to major in construction management can still learn the fundamentals by taking 20 credits to earn a minor. They'll learn how to determine the economic feasibility of a project, plan construction, schedule the project, control the associated costs and manage all financial aspects of the project.

Courses students take in the construction project management minor cover the following topics:

  • job site management
  • legal issues and risk management
  • building systems
  • scheduling and project controls
  • architectural planning and design
  • environmental systems

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

International Studies

BA + MA

About this Program

You can save time and money by earning a bachelor's and master's in International Studies in just five years. Academically exceptional students who plan well have the opportunity to begin enrolling in graduate level courses during their senior year. Students must complete 30 credit hours of graduate level courses. Individuals interested in participating should begin planning early and must submit an informal application during their sophomore year. The program helps prepare students for careers in diplomacy, policy, academia and the private sector, as well as PhD programs.

You'll be prepared to participate in today's complex global landscape through in-depth study in core classes and field coursework. Between the two degrees, you'll gain a broad array of practical knowledge in international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and political theory. You'll also benefit from an exceptionally flexible degree, and you'll be able to customize your program's concentration to study what matters most to you, from specific geographic areas and international security to gender issues and humanitarian assistance.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Criminology

BA , Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's BA in criminology provides students with a broad liberal arts education that encourages critical thinking about crime, law and justice. In addition to learning theory and methods, students examine social structural foundations of crime, deviance and social control. As you develop your areas of interest, you can delve deeper into the creation and application of criminal law, the causes of crime or societal responses to lawbreaking.

Our low student-to-faculty ratio allows professors to guide, counsel and advise students according to their individual passions and career goals. Internship opportunities mean students can apply what they've learned in the classroom to their own work in the community. Students may go on to law or graduate school, or pursue careers in social- and human-service occupations related to criminal, juvenile and social justice.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Chinese

Minor

About this Program

Our minor in Chinese gives you the opportunity to explore a vibrant, endlessly varied culture and delve into the world's most commonly spoken language. Classes within the minor will develop your writing and speaking skills, and you'll have the chance to explore Chinese culture, history, film, and literature through a variety of supplemental classes.

Our students frequently pair the Chinese minor with a major in international business or international studies with an eye on a career that crosses political and economic boundaries. We also have several study abroad opportunities for students in the Chinese minor, with programs in Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing available after two years of language study.

Divison of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Chemistry

BS , Minor

About this Program

The University of Denver's Bachelor of Science in chemistry provides both breadth and depth for students pursuing careers in science. Courses cover general chemistry, organic chemistry, quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, physical chemistry, biochemistry and more. Students who complete this degree often go on to graduate school in chemistry, enter health-related programs such as medical, dental, pharmacy or veterinary school or work as chemists in industrial or governmental settings.

Our chemistry experiences include small, intimate courses with faculty with international reputations in research, and laboratory courses where students get to experiment with the latest equipment. In addition to our emphasis on undergraduate research guided by mentorship-focused faculty, the program also provides a holistic curriculum with courses in both mathematics and physics.

University College

Communication Arts

BA

About this Program

Enhance your understanding of media and communication as you work to improve your written and verbal skills for personal and professional settings. The communication arts major offered through the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program prepares you to craft effective presentations, arguments and written materials. You'll study the impact communication has on communities and commercial endeavors, then complete an integrative project to demonstrate your skills.

Improving your communication skills is of immense value in a variety of sectors and careers. The Bachelor of Arts Completion Program offered through University College accepts up to 96 transferable quarter hour credits (64 semester hour credits) directly toward your University of Denver degree. Enjoy a personalized experience and expand your personal and professional networks as you pursue your bachelor's alongside other busy adults aiming to complete their degrees. A dual degree option allows you to pursue both your bachelor's and a master's degree, reducing time and cost of completion.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Communication Studies

BA , Minor

About this Program

Communication plays a crucial role in shaping the world around us. From seemingly mundane interactions with friends and family, to presentations we give at work, to participation in democracy, to how we view ourselves and interact with other communities and cultures, communication matters. Students pursing a BA in communication studies have the opportunity to hone their practical communication skills as they learn the foundation of ethical and effective communication, preparing them to pursue careers in counseling, education, law, government, management and nonprofits.

Degree requirements are flexible, so students can explore their interests and personalize learning to academic and career goals. Courses prepare students for future careers by teaching skills that typically top the list of what employers want in their new employees: integrity, the ability to relate well to others, leadership and teamwork skills, and the ability to analyze information and articulate ideas.

Daniels College of Business

Accounting

BSAcc , Minor

About this Program

A Bachelor of Science in accountancy at the Daniels College of Business gives students the chance to learn how to evaluate an organization by its numbers. You'll be able to develop the skills to gauge company performance, gain a deeper understanding of the enterprise as a whole, and use that insight to inform business decisions and processes. Working closely with students and peers, you'll have the chance to explore corporate taxes, government accounting and accounting for foreign operations.

Our students go through courses in a cohort model, meaning you'll progress through the program with a group of your peers. This model allows you to build strong connections that last long after completing the program. Upon graduation, you can continue onto the Master of Accountancy program at Daniels, which fulfills the requirements to take the CPA exam. Regardless, the bachelor of science program prepares students for careers as accountants, controllers and auditors.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Anthropology

BA , Minor

About this Program

The BA in Anthropology allows students to explore nearly every aspect of human existence from the deep past to the present and what it means to be human from both a biological and cultural perspective. By participating in this program, you'll acquire the intellectual tools for probing the roots of human-made problems across time and space. You'll also uncover possible approaches to solving these issues within topics that span the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Students conduct research and gain hands-on training for developing professional skills, from interviewing, surveying and photography to conservation, exhibition design and project management, within our archaeology lab, digital culture lab, museum collections and gallery. Studies are enhanced outside the classroom with our field programs and relationships with Denver-area museums. Graduates may pursue careers in research, cultural resource management, museums and heritage sites, public heath, community development, environmental conservation, and human rights and advocacy.

Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Applied Computing

BA

About this Program

Our Bachelor of Arts in applied computing is an ideal degree for students with both the desire to develop application-based computer science skills and acquire a broad set of practical and highly marketable skills. As a student of applied computing, you will take in-depth computer science classes, along with allied field coursework. Whether you choose to focus on emergent digital practices, learning how to use new digital tools for expression or a media, film studies and journalism theme, you'll be prepared with a flexible set of skills to enter any number of in-demand careers.

The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of the BA in applied computing means that you have the flexibility to add a minor or a second major. Our BA in digital media studies is particularly complementary with this degree, but it can also pair well with degrees ranging from business to studio art. Graduates of the program find career opportunities in fields like graphic design, web development and systems administration.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

Applied Writing Practices

Minor

About this Program

Writing is an essential skill in a wide range of settings, from the creative to the professional. Employers across all fields consistently assert that strong writing abilities define their most prized candidates. But writers also shape thought, belief and action in our communities, providing a means for personal expression, social connection and entertainment. The minor in applied writing practices bridges a wide array of writing styles to provide you with a strong foundation that will help you make strides in your career and your artistic endeavors.

The five-course minor allows you to choose from dozens of courses that match your individual needs and interests, crossing into journalism, technical writing, rhetoric, poetry, theory, design and many other practical fields. You'll work with dedicated faculty to create a digital portfolio that showcases your accomplishments and abilities. Because the degree is so flexible, you can tailor this minor to complement any major, career goal or personal aspiration.

Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Art

BA , Minor

About this Program

Do you want to develop the skills to express yourself in a visual medium and the background to place your work in context? Our BA in Art offers students the opportunity to develop a well-rounded foundation in the practices and history of visual art. You'll gain experience with a range of media from painting to ceramics while you develop valuable historical context as you work to find your unique artistic voice. Upper level electives will allow you to specialize in what excites you, whether that's portrait photography or screen printing.

The BA in Art is ideal for students with multiple interests, and either a double major or a minor is required. During the admission process, you may submit a portfolio to be reviewed for possible scholarships. Students who complete the program can prepare themselves for further graduate study or use the skills they acquire to find work in a wide range of art-related fields.