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Department of Biological Sciences

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3+1+1 cooperative Program

General Information

DU Biological Sciences Department has partnered with the Department of Biology at Lund University in Sweden to offer a 3+1+1 program for Biology majors. In this program, students can earn a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from University of Denver and a Master's Degree in Biology from Lund University. The first 3 years are spent at DU; the last 2 years at Lund. 

Students enrolled at DU can opt into the program if they meet the eligibility requirements at each university, DU's study abroad and exchange requirements, and any additional requirements specifically determined for this program.


 Questions? Please contact:   Dr. Shannon Murphy

Other resources - Study Abroad: Getting Started

3+1+1  timeline

Sophomore year:

  • October 15 - Application deadline to Biology (application on website)
  • November - Interview w/ DU faculty (Dr. Murphy)
  • December - Interview with Lund Administration via Skype
  • January - Final admission to program granted, letter sent from Internationalization
  • April - Meet with Dr. Murphy to finalize Junior year schedule, meet with Academic Advising to check general curriculum requirements and ensure student is set to finish all requirements for all majors and minors by the end of their Junior year.

Junior year:

  • Fall -  Maintain a 3.5 GPA
  • December -  Begin application for Lund 311 via study abroad application
  • January - Finalize Lund 311 application with study abroad; Meet with Internationalization and get visas started etc.
  • Winter - Make sure student will finish all required coursework by end of Spring quarter.

Senior year:
Study in Lund to finish BS degree!