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Four-Year Degree Progression Plans

The degree progression plans show how students can complete their degree in four-years (or eight semesters).

This document is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes only and is intended for use in consultation with a Professional Academic or Faculty advisor.

Important items to remember when using these guides:

Catalog Year

Did you know you have an assigned catalog year that locks you into the requirements listed for that specific year? If you do not know what your catalog year is, this information will be listed on your Degree Progress Report which can be found under Web Services on your Student Hub.

If you are viewing program requirements in the MSU Denver Catalog, use the pull down menu to select your appropriate catalog year.

Transfer, Credit for Prior Learning, IB/AP

This schedule can be adjusted to accommodate AP, IB, and/or CLEP credits, as well as courses taken during the summer sessions. Students should tailor this plan based on transfer credit, course availability, and individual preferences related to course load, schedules, and add-on programs such as minors or double-majors.

Course Rotations and Cancellations

There are departments that offer courses on a rotated schedule. Please check with your department for an updated course rotation schedule.

Also, please keep in mind, that sometimes courses get cancelled. If you find yourself in this situation, please contact your Professional Academic or Faculty advisor right away. They will work with you to ensure you are making progress and taking the right courses.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Did you know you must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all coursework?

Did you know you must complete the Global Diversity requirement as part of your General Studies and the Multicultural Graduation Requirement? For students with the 2022-2023 catalog, general studies courses may be taken as electives, to satisfy general studies requirements or requirements in the major or degree program. Please consult an advisor if you have questions about how these courses may apply to your degree program.

Did you know you must complete at least 40 credits in upperdivision courses (3000- and 4000-level courses)?

If you didn’t, now you know: Read more about your MSU Denver Degree and Certificate Requirements

2022-2023 Progression Plans

Progression plans are for the 2022-2023 Catalog Year only.

Your Progress is One-of-a-Kind

While these plans are a great way to start your progression planning, keep in mind, your plan is unique to you. Degree completion happens at the pace you set.

Important Items to remember:

  • Plans are meant to be used as guides for planning purposes only. The MSU Denver Catalog lists “official” requirements students must satisfy before receiving a degree.
  • Please consult with your Professional Academic, Faculty advisor or the MSU Denver Catalog for questions.

NOTE: For students interested in spreading out their progression plan and taking summer courses please see plans with “(summer semesters)” listed in the title.

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Schedule an Appointment with your Professional Academic Advisor

Need to discuss your progression plan with a Professional Academic Advisor, but not sure who that is or just need to schedule an appointment?

2021-2022 and Older Progression Plans

If you would like to request a copy of catalog year 2020-2021 or earlier, please contact the CLAS Deans Office.

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Advising

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