Majors & Minors at DU

The University of Denver has over 90 majors and 70 minors. In this blog we are going to give you all more insight on college terms you will hear often! At DU it is quite easy and common to get more than one minor, or more than one major, or even start your master’s degree early. Because of the quarter system, in a full year of classes, DU students have the opportunity to take more classes, compared to a semester school. Also, DU’s classes are worth 4 credits, while other schools each class is worth 3 credits. So, you do more, at the same time and get more credit for it! 


Your major is your chosen academic discipline, typically requiring four years of study. In addition to taking classes related to your field, you’ll take in liberal arts courses designed to diversify your learning and ensure you come out of college a well-rounded individual prepared for various professional pursuits. Some students choose their major immediately upon beginning school, while others decide after spending time determining the direction they wish to follow. 


A minor is a student’s secondary academic discipline. It requires a set framework of classes, though it’s less intensive than a major. Minors can either complement a major or give the student the opportunity to study a field in which they’re interested but do not wish to pursue as a major. 


A dual degree is a program of study in which students simultaneously pursue their undergraduate and graduate degrees, reducing the time required to achieve both. Typically, students complete their undergraduate studies after three years, as opposed to four, and take two more years to complete their graduate degree. 

BA: Bachelor of Arts (International Studies, Art, Anthropology, etc.) 

BS: Bachelor of Science (Biology, Chemistry, etc.) 

BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Emergent Digital Practices, Pre-Art Conservation, etc.) 

BM: Bachelor of Music (Recording and Production, Composition, etc.) 

BSAcc : Bachelor of Science in Accounting  

BSBA: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Business Information & Analytics, Finance, etc.) 

BSCpE: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering  

BSEE: Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering 

For the full list of majors and minors visit:  

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