Official Common Curriculum requirements are outlined in the 2022 DU Undergraduate Bulletin.
Watch Common Curriculum advising video and slide below:
Common Curriculum at a Glance
- The Common Curriculum promotes learning by engaging with students in various content areas, each designed to create a rigorous, inclusive, ethical, and liberating learning environment.
- By enrolling in course work across diverse experiences, DU students cultivate critical thought and creative thought, preparing them for leadership and citizenship in our global society.
- Undergraduate students typically take between 52 and 60 Common Curriculum credits, completed in the following categories:
First-Year Seminar 4 credits Writing and Rhetoric (WRIT 1122 & WRIT 1133) 8 credits Language 4-12 credits Ways of Knowing:
- Analytical Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World (AI: Natural)
- Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture (AI: Society)
- Scientific Inquiry: The Natural and Physical World (SI: Natural)
- Scientific Inquiry: Society and Culture (SI: Society)
32 credits Advanced Seminar 4 credits Total Credits 52-60 credits
Note: Classes offered for Ways of Knowing may not be offered every quarter.
- Students in the DU Honors Program should consult approved
courses as some requirements vary slightly.