Majors, Minors & Course Plans

You can begin preparing for registration by reviewing the Undergraduate Bulletin. The Bulletin will serve as your roadmap toward your degree throughout your time DU.

If you’ve decided on a major, you will find a course plan under that major that will provide guidance on what courses to take each quarter to keep you moving forward toward your degree. Still figuring all of that out? You can consult the bulletin for some guidance on different degree options and what to take if you’re keeping your options open.

A typical schedule consists of four 4 credit courses, totaling 16 credits. For first-year students, one of these courses will be your required First-Year Seminar (FSEM).

Most of our majors offer a lot of flexibility in autumn quarter courses. Students pursuing a major in Natural Sciences & Mathematics or Engineering will need to make sure they are taking specific courses during their first quarter to meet prerequisites and specific course sequence during subsequent terms. All students will benefit from putting together and following a course plan.

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Sample Course Plans

  • This drop down menu will help you navigate the Undergraduate Bulletin so that you can see potential course plans.
  • A typical schedule consists of four 4 credit courses, totaling 16 credits. For first-year students, one of these courses will be your required First-Year Seminar (FSEM).
  • Most of our degrees offer a lot of flexibility in Autumn quarter courses. However, if you are considering a major in Natural Sciences & Mathematics or Engineering, please be sure to take the appropriate math or engineering courses as described in the course plan.
  • Language Placement Exam

    Students who plan to continue studying a language must take the placement exam prior to July 1. If students do not complete and submit a placement test for a previously studied language by July 1, results may not be processed in time for summer registration. This may prevent students from registering for their preferred language class until the beginning of the fall quarter. Students who plan to begin studying a new language at DU do not need to take a placement exam and should register for the 1001 level. Please visit the Center for World Languages & Cultures website for the most up-to-date information. 

  • Math Advising Tool

    The math advising tool is for all incoming students. Depending on their intended major, transferred math courses and other considerations, the math advising tool will indicate which math course, if any, is required. If MATH 1200 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences or MATH 1951 Calculus I is required, the math advising tool will administer a math proficiency survey (approximately 45 minutes and 20 algebra questions) to test the level of preparation for these courses – the score will be recorded and students will receive a recommendation concerning math courses by email in early July. In order to ensure that you can register for the appropriate math class during New Student Registration in late July, the deadline to complete the Math Advising Tool is July 1.

    Majors that require Math 1951 or Math 1200

    • Biochemistry
    • Biological Sciences
    • Business (all degrees)
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Ecology and Biodiversity
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Environmental Science (Bachelor of Science degree only)
    • Integrated Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Molecular Biology
    • Physics

Course Considerations

  • Varsity Athletes

    Varsity athletes should check with their coaches to ensure that classes do not conflict with their practice schedule.

  • Colorado Women's College Scholars

    TBD
     

  • Equity in STEM (E-STEM)

    ESTEM students should enroll in the following 2 courses if they are taking Calc 1.

    CRN

    Course

    Title

    Meeting Dates

    Time

    Days

    4397

    MATH 1941

    Calculus I Workshop

    10-SEP-2022 to 18-NOV-2022

    5:00PM-6:15PM

    T,R

    1620

    MATH 1951

    Calculus I

    10-SEP-2022 to 18-NOV-2022

    11:00AM-11:50AM

    M,T,W,R,F

  • Living & Learning Communities

    TBD
     

  • Pioneer Leadership Program

    TBD

    For more information on course descriptions and subsequent required classes, please visit https://www.du.edu/leadership or email the Program Coordinator, Nicole Cozzi, at nicole.cozzi@du.edu.

    How do I earn electives?

    Six (6) additional credits at the 2000 level or above are required for the completion of the minor. These can come from a combination of elective courses, internships, and/or independent studies that are meant to focus your minor towards your career and community leadership interests. Click here for a sample of PLP approved elective courses.

  • Puksta Scholars

    Puksta Scholars will enroll in one 2-credit class together in the fall.

    Course

    Section

    Course Name

    Days

    Time

    SS 2581

    1

    Spectator to Citizen

    TBD

    TBD
  • ROTC

    Students register for AROTC (Army ROTC) classes listed as RTC1 course through regular DU registration, though they are taught on other campuses in the Denver metro area and follow the semester calendar. Classes may be taken at the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB), Colorado School of Mines in Golden (Mines), or Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUD) on the Auraria campus in downtown Denver.

    RTC1 courses are available for variable credit. You can select 1-3 credits. Choose the credit amount and section that best fits your quarterly schedule.

    Course

    Section

    Course Name

    Days

    Date &Time

    Campus

    CRN

    RTC1 1011

    1

    Adventures in Leadership 1

    TR

    8/22/22- 12/8/22
    8:00A-9:15A

    UCB

    5034

     

     

    Leadership Lab

    R

    3:30P-4:50P

    UCB

     

    RTC1 1011

    2

    Adventures in Leadership 1

    TR

    8/22/22- 12/8/22
    9:30A- 10:45A

    UCB

    5035

     

     

    Leadership Lab

    R

    3:30P-4:50P

    UCB

     

    RTC1 1011

    3

    Adventures in Leadership 1 

    MW 

    8/22/22- 12/9/22
    10:00A-10:50A

     Mines

    5036 

     

     

    Leadership Lab

    F

    5:45A-8:00A

    Mines

     

    RTC1 1011

    4

    Adventures in Leadership 1

    MW

    8/22/22-12/10/22 

    9:30A-10:20A

    MSUD 

    5037

     

     

    Leadership Lab

    F

    5:45A-9:00A

    MSUD

     

    • Students register for AFROTC (Air Force ROTC) classes listed as RTC2 through regular DU registration, though they are taught on the CU-Boulder campus and follow the CU semester calendar.
    • RTC2 1010 courses are available for variable credit. You can select 0-1.5 credits. Choose the credit amount and schedule that best fits your quarterly schedule.
    • You also must register for RTC2 1234.

    Course

    Section

    Course Name

    Days

    Date &Time

    CRN

    RTC2 1010

    1

    Heritage and Values I

    R

    8/22/22-12/8/22
    11:00A-11:50A

    5122

    RTC2 1010

    2

    Heritage and Values I

    R

    8/22/22-12/8/22
    2:00P-2:50P

    5123

    RTC2 1234

    1

    Leadership Laboratory

    8/22/22-12/8/22
    3:30P-6:00P

    5124

    RTC2 1234

    2

    Leadership Laboratory

    F

    8/22/22-12/8/22

    7:30A-9:30A

    5125

    Please contact Michelle Hanson at michelle.hanson@du.edu or 303-871-4178 with questions and support.

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