General Studies requirements for all catalog years.
Spring Priority Registration is approaching! We recommend you make an appointment to see your advisor today to develop your plan for next semester. Delaying registration could also mean delaying your graduation timeline as classes fill quickly.
If you need advising for your degree plan, please contact the College of Health and Applied Sciences Advising Office at 303-615-1099, or [email protected] To view our department contact information, click here.
Unsure of dates and deadlines for the current or upcoming semesters? Click here to view the Academic Calendar.
Not able to register for classes? You may have a hold on your account. To check for registration holds, follow these steps:
1. Go to the MSU Denver Student Hub
5. Click on “Holds”
6. Log in with your MSU Denver username and password
7. View your holds
*Classes fill quickly so do not delay registering for your classes!
Need additional assistance with your classes? Consider meeting with a tutor in the Tutoring Center. The Tutoring Center has tutors available for many general studies courses, as well as some of our major Introductory courses in Professional Studies. In addition, the tutoring center has tutors available to help students prepare for accuplacer tests, such as math. To find out what tutoring is available, visit their website by clicking here.
New students should ensure that they have submitted their official ACT/SAT scores or have completed any required accuplacer testing before meeting with an advisor. Transfer students should ensure all transcripts from previously attended colleges have been sent to MSU Denver for official evaluation or preliminary evaluated by Transfer Services in Student Success Building 180 before meeting with an advisor. In addition, before a student can register, they must also ensure they have completed their New Student Orientation requirement for the university. It is recommended that students complete their orientation requirement before meeting with an advisor.
It is also recommended that students clear all registration holds before meeting with an advisor. Students can view their holds by logging into their Student Hub account, and click on the “View Holds” under the student records link.
With the exception of the General Studies program, students must use a single, MSU Denver catalog to meet all degree requirements, including major and minor requirements. Students must select a degree catalog in effect while they are enrolled at MSU Denver unless they are transferring from a regionally accredited, Colorado community college (see below), provided that the degree catalog contains their complete program of study. Students not enrolled in classes for three consecutive semesters or more, including summer, are governed by the catalog in effect upon their return. For effective dates of catalogs, students should consult their academic advisors. All degree programs must adhere to current, overriding policies at MSU Denver. Students transferring from a regionally accredited, Colorado community college may complete degree requirements using a MSU Denver catalog in effect while enrolled at the community college, subject to the following conditions:
Yes, you can change your degree catalog year to any year since you’ve been admitted to the university without being readmitted to the university. It is best you seek advising from a faculty advisor in your major and minor department if you are thinking about changing your degree catalog year. You cannot use different catalog years for your major and minor.
Complete the declaration of major/minor form and take it to your major and/or minor departments for signatures.
All approved general studies courses can be found in the university catalog. Be sure you select your correct catalog year and on the left side of the catalog will be options for selecting general studies requirements.
A minimum of 120 semester hours. Double check with your major department for credits required for graduation.
Upper-division courses are 3000 & 4000 level courses. Student must complete at least 40-credits of upper-division for graduation.
The online university catalog contains basic information for graduating with a bachelor’s degree (you need to click on your catalog year to find your degree requirements).
Information regarding the Degree Progress Report can be found here.
Students can access their Degree Progress Report through the Student Hub.
General studies for students who already have a bachelor’s degree recognized by Metropolitan State University of Denver are considered complete unless deficiencies exist according to the major department. Additional information about completing a second degree can be found in the university catalog by your catalog year.
Student’s can view all course descriptions and prerequisites through the online university catalog.
Dropping a course means the course is deleted from your academic record and in some cases, you receive a refund. Check the Academic Calendar each semester to see the drop dates deadline.
Withdrawing(W) notation is not a grade. It may indicate withdrawal from the course or course repetition.