Regis College

Regis College Degree and Certificate Offerings

Office: Office of the Dean
Regis University
Mail Code: E-24
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099
1-800-388-2366, Ext. 4040

Bachelor of Arts

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education: Teaching for Social Justice
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Arts: Visual Arts
  • French
  • History
  • Integrative Studies
  • Music
  • Music History and Literature
  • Music Performance
  • Peace and Justice Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women’s and Gender Studies

Bachelor of Science

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Political Economy
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Undergraduate Certificate

  • Applied Craft Brewing
  • TESOL (Education)
  • Undergraduate Research

Master of Science (MS)

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Environmental Biology

Master of Development Practice

Master of Fine Arts

  • Creative Writing
  • Optional Specializations
    • Dual Genre
    • Pedagogy of Creative Writing

Graduate Certificates

  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Development Practice

Division of Education

Bachelor of Arts (with teaching licensure)

  • Special Education Generalist
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (Added Endorsement with Secondary, Elementary, or K-12 Licensure)
  • Dual Licensure (Elementary and Special Education)
  • Elementary Education (K-6 grade teacher)
    • Secondary Education
    • English/ Language Arts teacher
    • Science teacher
    • Math teacher
    • Social Studies teacher
    • Business teacher
  • Art teacher (K-12)
  • World Languages teacher (K-12)
  • Music teacher (K-12)

Master of Education M.Ed (with teaching licensure)

  • Special Education Generalist
  • Elementary Education (K-6 grade teacher)
  • Secondary Education
    • English/ Language Arts teacher
    • Science teacher
    • Math teacher
    • Social Studies teacher
    • Business teacher
  • World Languages teacher (K-12)

Master of Arts in Education Degree (with teaching licensure)

  • Elementary Education (K-6 grade teacher)
  • Secondary Education
    • English/ Language Arts teacher
    • Science teacher
    • Math teacher
    • Social Studies teacher
    • Business teacher
    • Art teacher (K-12)
  • World Languages teacher (K-12)

Master's Degree (with Added Endorsement)

  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Special Education: Generalist
  • Educational Leadership (Principal Licensure)
  • Reading (Teacher/Specialist Endorsement options)

Master’s Degree (degree only)

  • Reading

Graduate Endorsements

  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Special Education: Generalist
  • Educational Leadership (Principal Licensure)
  • Reading Teacher/Specialist

Graduate Academic Certificates

  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Education Leadership (Principal Licensure)
  • Literacy Certificate

School For Professional Advancement Degree and Certificate Offerings

Bachelor of Applied Science

  • Specializations
    • Community Interpreting
    • Homeland Security 
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Management

Bachelor of Arts

  • Communication
  • Optional Specializations
    • Conflict Management
    • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts
  • Public Relations
  • Social Science

Bachelor of Science

  • Applied Psychology
  • Criminology

Master of Arts (MA)

  • Specializations
    • Applied Psychology
    • Communication
    • Creative Writing
    • Environmental Studies
    • Literature
    • Religious Studies

Master of Science

  • Criminology

Regis College Undergraduate Program

Regis College of Regis University offers a wide range of programs in the liberal arts, the sciences, and education. Founded in 1877 by the Society of Jesus, the College is firmly rooted in a 450-year old tradition of academic excellence and value-centered education. A main focus of the mission of the College is to educate men and women of all ages to take leadership roles and to make a positive impact in a changing society. The College serves both traditionally aged undergraduate students and graduate students. Traditional undergraduate students may choose from 30 structured areas of study or may design their own program through the interdisciplinary and integrative studies major plans. A low student/faculty ratio permits small classes and learning formats that encourage critical thinking, thoughtful discussion and well-developed communication skills.

The Regis Core: “How Ought We to Live?”

Regis University recognizes that in today’s diverse and complex world, education cannot be limited to one field of study. Instead, it is the goal of the University to give each student a full range of academic exposure. Building upon a 450 year educational tradition, our core education is grounded in a Jesuit and Catholic vision of human development. Through its emphasis on active learning and integrated reflective thinking, the core education should broaden a student’s capacity to make critical judgments in a wide range of areas. To this end, Regis College requires that each student completes a liberal arts core curriculum.

Regis University’s mission is to develop leaders in the service of others. Therefore, the Regis College Core Curriculum is firmly rooted in the Regis University Core Philosophy Statement. The Core Curriculum is guided by the framework of the Characteristics of the Core Educational Experience: Development of the Whole Person, Academic Challenge, Liberal Arts Foundation, Integration, Ethical Inquiry and Reflection, Spirituality and Religion, Concern for Justice, Global Awareness and Leadership.

All Core courses will challenge students to reflect on tradition, continuity, and change while celebrating the essential goodness of the world, the compatibility of faith and reason, and the joy of learning. Through the Foundational Core, with its emphasis on rhetorical skills (writing, speaking, reading and listening), to the Distributive Core with its focus on key modes of scholarly inquiry and discovery, to the Integrative Core, which connects new learning with prior knowledge and personal experience across disciplines, the Core encourages students to become lifelong learners in the Jesuit tradition.

Foundational Core: The First-Year Experience (6 credits) is a two-seminar sequence taken with the same cohort in the fall and spring of the first year as part of The First Year Experience. These small seminars introduce Regis University students to the Regis Mission and the Jesuit vision of liberal arts education by foregrounding the guiding question for our core curriculum: “How ought we to live?” In the Foundational Core, students develop core competencies in reading, writing, listening and speaking while engaging in critical thinking and research. In addition to the Foundational Core, the First-Year Experience includes the First-Year Advising Program and the First-Year Learning Community. As a whole, the First Year Experience seeks to nurture the life of the mind, within an environment conducive to effective social learning and personal development.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall SemesterSHs
RCC 200 First Year Writing 3.00
RCC 200H Honors Writing Seminar: Idea/University 3.00
Spring Semester
First Year Communication Intensive Seminar 3.00
RCC 400H Honors: Diversity, Trad, & Innovation 3.00
 Total SHs12

The Distributive Core (40 to 46 credits) represents a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal arts education.  These specifically designed core courses within the following areas of study expose students to a wide range of academic disciplines, perennial questions, and methods of inquiry that broadens a student’s ability to make informed, critical judgments. A current list of approved courses is available in the Regis College Dean’s Office as well as online on the Core Program web page.

Speaking to Make a Difference
Media Literacy
Communication in Relationships
Economic Systems3.00
Economics for Responsible Citizenship
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Fine Arts3.00
Any 200 or 300-level FAA, FAC, or FAHS course
Foreign Language6-8
two classes in one language
Literature Matters
Literary Analysis
Contemporary Mathematics
Mastery of Foundational Mathematics
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics for the Life Sciences
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Calculus I
Calculus II
Natural Science with Lab4.00
Principles of Astronomy
Biological Anthropology
Human Biology
General Biology I: Organismic
General Biology II: Mlclr & Cellular
Intro to Environmental Chemistry
Drugs of Use and Abuse
Honors Prin of Chemistry
Introduction to Environmental Science
Introduction to Geology
Gen Physics w/Trigonometry I
General Physics with Calculus I
Introduction to Brain and Behavior
Any 200-level HS course
Philosophical Explorations
Honors Philosophical Explorations
Religious Studies6.00
Religion and the Human Quest
any 300 level RT course
Social Science3.00
Total SHs40-43

The Integrative Core (12 credits):  
Students take four upper division interdisciplinary courses: RCC 400D Diversity & Culture Tradition is taken in the Sophomore year, while Juniors or Seniors (or those who have completed Distributive Core courses), take Global Environmental Awareness, Justice and the Common Good, and Search for Meaning.

RCC 400DDiversity & Culture Tradition (Sophomores)3.00
RCC 410EGlobal Environmental Awareness (Juniors or Seniors)3.00
RCC 420JJustice and the Common Good (Juniors or Seniors)3.00
RCC 430MSearch for Meaning (Juniors or Seniors)3.00
Total SHs12

Please note that the above core studies requirements, along with the completed major, minor (required or optional), and general elective courses must total at least 120 credit hours for a Regis College degree.

Integrative Core courses build on the intellectual and skill development of the Foundational and Distributive Core, and focus on fundamental Jesuit values such as “How ought we to live” and “where and with whom is my heart,” central to the Regis Mission and College Core Philosophy Statement. Courses draw from multiple disciplines and ways of knowing. Students grow in capacity to make analytical and ethical judgements grounded in personal and social responsibility, drawing from multiple perspectives, about complex, unscripted, big questions, in which the consequences matter. The courses foster leaders in service to others. Though individual course topics vary widely, they follow one of these general themes:

RCC 400D Diversity & Culture Tradition (3). Explores issues of diversity by examining the issues of groups that historically have been oppressed. Examines fundamental questions about diversity and in particular how the self and others constitute our global society. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore class standing required.

RCC 410E Global Environmental Awareness (3). Examines the social, historic, political, and economic principles that have led to our current environmental status; also considers the possibility that artistic, behavioral, communicative, and philosophical thought can address these problems. Pre-requisite: Junior standing or completion of distributive core required.

RCC 420J Justice and the Common Good (3). Explores the concept and application of justice in relation to the common good. Multiple perspectives and disciplines offer critical examination of the theory and practice of justice for all. Pre-requisite: Junior standing or completion of distributive core required.

RCC 430M Search for Meaning (3). Engages sustained reflection about the elements of the human condition that impact our well-being, both individually and communally by fostering a critical evaluation of the personal beliefs–ethical, religious, political and social–that shape interpretations about the meaning of our lives. Evaluates how these beliefs develop in dialogue with other sources–drawn from history, tradition, and society–as we seek to answer the question “How ought we to live?” Pre-requisite: Junior standing or completion of distributive core required.

RCC 440A Cultures of Self and Other (1). Contextualizes upcoming international experiences within a scholarly framework in order to set intentions for meaningful experiences abroad and in life. Develops critical analysis tools to engage in meaningful intercultural interactions as members of local and global communities. Note: RCC 440A Cultures of Self and Other RCC 440B Intercultural Reflection, and RCC 440C Culture and Meaning, are mandatory for study abroad participants and in conjunction with a Regis-sponsored study abroad program, satisfy the RCC 430M Search for Meaning requirement. RCC 440A Cultures of Self and Other is completed prior to the study abroad semester, RCC 440B Intercultural Reflection is completed during the study abroad semester, and RCC 440C Culture and Meaning is completed following the study abroad semester. Cross listing(s): HO 440A Cultures of Self and Other.

RCC 440B Intercultural Reflection (1). Promotes students' intercultural growth and personal discernment through a series of semi-guided intercultural reflection essays. Note: RCC 440A Cultures of Self and Other RCC 440B Intercultural Reflection, and RCC 440C Culture and Meaning, are mandatory for study abroad participants and in conjunction with a Regis-sponsored study abroad program, satisfy the RCC 430M Search for Meaning requirement. Cross listing(s): HO 440A Cultures of Self and Other.

RCC 440C Culture and Meaning (1). Fosters intercultural development and personal discernment by helping students process, contextualize, and articulate insights about culture, identity, power, meaning, and well-being gained through individual international experiences. Note: RCC 440A Cultures of Self and Other RCC 440B Intercultural Reflection, and RCC 440C Culture and Meaning, are mandatory for study abroad participants and in conjunction with a Regis-sponsored study abroad program, satisfy the RCC 430M Search for Meaning requirement. Cross listing(s): HO 440A Cultures of Self and Other.

RCC 490E-W Integrative Core (3). Focuses around the themes of Diversity & Cultural Tradition, Global Environmental Awareness, Justice & the Common Good, or Search for Meaning. Deliberately value-laden and emphasizes Jesuit values. Examines relevant fundamental issues and the student's role in an increasingly interconnected world. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or completion of Distributive Core required.

For students who spend only three academic years in residence at Regis University before transferring to another institution to complete a degree program, as is possible in the Dual Degree Program in Engineering, one of the four Integrative Core courses may be waived.

Core Repeatability Policy

Students who fail any Core course may repeat the same course in a subsequent semester for which the failing grade was received. Students are subject to the Repeat Grade Improvement Option guidelines as outlined in the General Information section of the Catalog.

Core Transfer Policy

RCC 200 First Year Writing fulfills the writing requirement for the Core. All first-year students, including those with AP credit in English Composition, must take RCC 200 First Year Writing. All transfer students who do not have an English composition course must also take RCC 200. Transfer students with 17 hours or more of transfer credit, including an English composition course or its equivalent, are not required to take RCC 200 First Year Writing .

Transfer students will be placed in an RCC 400D Diversity & Culture Tradition course their first semester, designed specifically for them. Transfer students with 60 or more hours of transfer credit cannot waive Integrative Core requirements, but may substitute up to two courses for the Integrative Core, as long as the substitute courses are upper-division and thematically similar to RCC 410E Global Environmental Awareness, RCC 420J Justice and the Common Good, or RCC 430M Search for Meaning.

Additional Undergraduate Degree Options

Bachelor of Arts and Science

This degree consists of a major from the Bachelor of Arts and a major from the Bachelor of Science majors list. All requirements for both majors must be met in order for this degree to be awarded.

Classical Bachelor of Arts

In the Jesuit system of education, 12 upper division semester hours of Latin plus 12 upper division semester hours of Greek or a modern language are required to qualify for the Classical Bachelor of Arts. The degree is offered with majors in English, French, History, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, and Spanish. Courses in classical language are offered if the need arises and the demand is sufficient.

Special Majors

The following major alternatives are available for students completing Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees.

Double Major

To earn a double major, all requirements for both majors must be met.

Interdivisional Major

Some students may wish to select an interdivisional major to satisfy pre-professional requirements or special interests. Selection of the major should be made only after consultation with the associate dean for Regis College. The interdivisional major is composed of 42 upper division semester hours completed in four different discipline areas, all requiring grades of “C-” or better. The maximum number of hours in one subject (discipline) that can be used toward the 42 is 15; the minimum is six.

Applications for an interdivisional major may be obtained from the Regis College Dean’s Office and should be filed during the second semester of the sophomore year. All majors and minors listed in the Degree Offerings section may be used for an interdivisional major.

With this major, the student may select the discipline area he/she wishes to use as the lead or principal area, as long as at least 12 or more upper division hours are accumulated. Whether or not a comprehensive examination is required is determined by the academic department represented by the lead area. The degree to be granted (BA or BS) is also determined by the selected lead area in the interdivisional major.

Integrative Studies Major

Mixing freedom and rigorous standards, the BA in Integrative Studies is a Major that crosses and integrates disciplines, allowing students to design an academic path based on their unique interests, producing majors well equipped to apply information and skills in novel ways to new, complex and pressing questions and challenges. The student, with their advisors, develops unique degree title and a course of study that does not officially exist at the university, but that can be supported by the university – usually by mixing courses from different disciplines and departments. No matter the subject, students gain skills in integrative thinking, communication, theory, research methods, and broad efficacy of action.

Minor Areas

The completion of a minor area is optional except for majors that require a specific minor. The minor area consists of a minimum of 12 upper division semester hours in which all grades earned must be “C-” or better and with an overall GPA of 2.000. Departments and programs may specify courses required for the minor. Courses that are not specified for a minor are selected in consultation with the major advisor. The minor area should lend support to the development of the major and the ultimate objective of the student.
The following minor areas are available:

  • Animals, Society, and Culture
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Asian Pacific Studies
  • Biology
  • Catholic Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Christian Leadership
  • Cognitive Literary Studies
  • Communication
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
  • Education
  • English
  • English Film Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics, Politics, and Society
  • French
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Integrative Studies
  • Leadership
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace and Justice Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education: Coaching
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Writing
Integrative Studies Minor

Mixing freedom and rigorous standards, the minor in Integrative Studies crosses and integrates disciplines, allowing students to design an academic path based on their unique interests, producing majors well equipped to apply information and skills in novel ways to new, complex and pressing questions and challenges. The student, with their advisors, develops a unique minor title and a course of study that does not officially exist at the university, but that can be supported by the university – usually by mixing courses from different disciplines and departments. No matter the subject, students gain skills in integrative thinking, communication, and broad efficacy of action.

Double Minors

To earn a double minor, all requirements for both minors must be met. A minimum of 12 semester hours of 400-level coursework must be completed in each minor area.

Extraordinary Academic Programs

Center for Service Learning

As a vital part of our Jesuit heritage, Regis students are urged to get involved in our greater community on a local, national and global level as positive agents of change, to be humans for and with others. In many of your classes you will participate in service learning, which lets you apply what you are learning in class to the greater service of our community. The Regis College Center for Service Learning (CSL) partners with faculty, students and the public to connect the academic objectives of courses across the disciplines to specific assets and needs in the community. Through these partnerships, the CSL works to transform hearts, minds and the world by applying engaged learning teachings to traditional coursework. Standing within the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, the CSL strives not only to meet rigorous academic objectives, but also to challenge students to explore diverse perspectives, create meaningful relationships, develop a critical consciousness and serve as positive agents of social change for local and global justice.

In addition, the CSL acts as a resource for anyone on campus looking to get involved outside the classroom in service work, from one-time volunteer projects to those involving extended, in-depth commitments. Students can also choose to go on service trips during school breaks, traveling abroad, across the country or just miles away. The CSL is also unique at Regis for its Engaged Scholar Activist program, a staple of social justice leadership on campus where students are hired to assist faculty members with developing and implementing service learning work and community projects. For more information on how to get involved in service, please visit the website for the Center for Service Learning at


For the engineering student, Regis University offers, in collaboration with Washington University of St. Louis, the Dual Degree Program in Engineering in which a student can receive a strong background in liberal arts and sciences, and professional training in engineering.  These students complete their Regis College Core and major requirements, and then take two years of engineering courses at Washington University. It is possible for students to finish the Regis requirements in three years if they start early, but it may require taking summer courses. Students may take four years to finish the Regis requirements.

An outline of the courses to be taken at Regis, and the areas of engineering available at Washington University can be obtained from the Regis Dual Degree Program Liaison Officer. Following the successful completion of this program, the student receives a Bachelor of Science degree (Engineering) from Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree from Regis University. The Dual Degree Program also includes the possibility of earning a Master of Science degree in Engineering or an MBA by completing another year at Washington University. For further information, or to discuss other paths to engineering careers that may be available, students should contact the Regis Dual Degree Program Liaison Officer (Department of Physics and Astronomy).

Academic Internship Program

An academic internship is a high-impact, experiential learning opportunity during which students integrate classroom learning with field experience. Internships foster discernment about passions, purpose, strengths, and values. They are an opportunity for students to find connections between what the might do with their lives, what they believe in, and who they want to be. In addition, internships help students to become career ready as they develop transferable skills, build their professional network, and benefit from mentoring.  

Available to juniors and seniors in all departments in Regis College, an academic internship allows students to participate in an off-campus placement of their choosing in the nonprofit sector, governmental agency, or industry while earning three semester hours of credit.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours at the internship site over the full semester.

Students earn credit by enrolling in the 498 internship course in their department during their internship semester. Class activities may include research, facilitated discussions, guided reflections on the experience, and final projects or presentations. The internship professor determines the grade for the course based on academic work and on mid-term and final evaluations submitted by the internship supervisor and the student.

Students should check with their department regarding prerequisites and how the 498 course will count toward their graduation requirements. 

To be eligible, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and cannot be on disciplinary probation. Students must receive approval from the director of the Academic Internship Program and the internship professor in their department in order to be registered for the course. Registration takes place in the Academic Internship office only after an internship has been secured and approved. Students cannot receive credit for internships in home offices or for internships supervised by family members.

In order to find an internship that meets requirements, students are encouraged to meet with staff in the Academic Internship Program at least one semester before their internship semester. For more information, please visit our website at

Honors Program

The Honors Program is available to self-motivated, conscientious Regis College students who wish to complete an alternate pathway through the Core curriculum and be distinguished as an honors graduate. Honors students form a vibrant community of young scholars who are committed to making the most out of their time at college. Honors students are natural leaders across the campus community, tend to thrive on challenges, and enjoy working together to realize their full intellectual potential. Additionally, honors students are eager to integrate their intellectual lives into their personal, community, and world experiences.

Honors Program students enjoy an integrated sequence of core seminars designed especially for them by faculty across the college. This team-taught curriculum stresses interdisciplinary study, small group interaction, and individual student initiative. A variety of “honors only” sections of standard Core courses invite students to explore material in greater breadth or depth, probing connections within and among disciplines. By taking an alternative pathway through the standard Core curriculum, the Honors Program provides an exciting way to integrate the broader education provided by a liberal arts college.

The Honors Program is competitive and normally limited to 30 students per year. To be distinguished as an honors student at graduation, a student must maintain a 3.500 cumulative grade point average and complete at least 27 semester hours of dedicated honors courses, including a senior thesis. Students interested in joining the Honors Program should contact the director of the Honors Program.

Departmental Honors

Departmental honors programs are available to Regis College undergraduate program students in Neuroscience, and Psychology. Students should contact the appropriate Department Chair for information. Departmental honors requirements are listed with the appropriate departmental major information in this Catalog.

Pre-Law Minor

Through the Pre-Law minor, Regis University offers courses and structure, student campus organizations, mentor and internship relations in the legal field, and law-related advising across several academic disciplines. Res Judicata – meaning “those thing settled” in the courts is a student organization that builds on established Regis principles of peace, justice, and service. These are long standing Ignatian educational values that are addressed through a speaker series, service projects, and strategic planning for graduate school. The Pre-Law minor helps cohere the student’s liberal arts education, Ignatian principles, and pre-professional training so that students may develop skills valued by law schools and prepare optimally for a challenging and critical vocation.

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Programs

Undergraduate students intending careers as physicians, dentists, or other health professionals will find appropriate academic preparation and supportive student colleagues. Medical and dental schools are placing increased emphasis on a broad liberal education as a background for graduate work, combined with the substantial science prerequisite courses. Therefore, although there are no official pre-medical or pre-dental majors, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Neuroscience are the most common majors. Courses must be chosen carefully to ensure completion of all requirements for entrance into the professional schools and to make adequate preparation for the Medical College Aptitude Test or the Dental Aptitude Test, examinations that are usually taken at the end of the junior year. Students are encouraged to gain experience in health-related service areas, including volunteer or internship activities. Students also may participate in educational and service activities sponsored by Alpha Epsilon Delta, the National Health Pre-Professional Honor Society. Students interested in preparation for graduate health careers should contact the Pre-Med/Pre-Health advisor located in the Biology Department.

Pre-Pharmacy Program

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) need not complete an undergraduate degree before entering the professional program; rather, they must complete the prerequisite courses, which will usually require two to three years of coursework. The School of Pharmacy offers a Seamless Progression opportunity of undergraduate students, individuals who have completed their prerequisite coursework with a C or better, attended at least four full time semesters at Regis University, earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and a math and science grade point average of 3.0 may be eligible for Seamless Early Assurance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Pre-Physical Therapy Program

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy may complete any undergraduate major. Many students on this track choose to major in Health and Exercise Science offered through RHCHP. Other options in the natural sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, and Neuroscience and the social sciences, such as Psychology, are also useful in preparing for a career in Physical Therapy. While the School of Physical Therapy does not guarantee admission to Regis graduates, individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree at Regis University and who have completed the prerequisite courses are given preference for admission. Undergraduate students considering a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy should contact the School of Physical Therapy for specific information on prerequisite coursework.

Reserve Officer Training Crops (ROTC)

Enrollment in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) provides undergraduates and selected graduate students an opportunity to combine academic study with a military officer’s professional education program. The Air Force and Army conduct courses in their respective areas leading to a regular reserve commission upon graduation. All programs are open to both men and women. ROTC programs are offered in a cross-town agreement with program classes and labs at the University of Colorado-Boulder, although courses are often also available at Colorado School of Mines or Auraria Campus.

Air Force Aerospace Studies--Air Force ROTC

Air Force ROTC offers several programs leading to a commission in the U.S. Air Force upon receipt of at least a baccalaureate degree. Students attend classes at either University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-B) or the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden.

Standard Four-Year Program

This program is in three parts: the General Military Course for lower division students (normally freshman and sophomores), the Professional Officer Course for upper division students (normally juniors and seniors), and Leadership Laboratory attended by all cadets. Completion of the General Military Course is a prerequisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course. Completion of a four-week summer training course is required prior to commissioning.

Modified Two-Year Program

This program is offered to full-time regularly enrolled degree students. It requires at least two years of full-time college (undergraduate, graduate level, or a combination). Those selected for this program must complete a six-week field training program during the summer months as a prerequisite for entry into the Professional Officer Course the following fall semester.

Leadership Laboratory

AFROTC cadets must attend Leadership Lab (one and one-half hour per week). The laboratory involves a study of Air Force customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, career opportunities, and the life and work of an Air Force junior officer.

Other AFROTC Programs

Other programs are frequently available based on current Air Force needs. Any AFROTC staff member in Boulder (303-492-3130) can discuss the best alternatives. Interested students should make initial contact as early as possible to create the best selection opportunity, as selection is competitive. There is no obligation to serve in the Air Force until a formal contract is entered.

Air Force College Scholarship Program

Students participating in Air Force ROTC may be eligible to compete for Air Force ROTC College scholarships. Students selected for this program are placed on scholarships that pay tuition; book allowance; nonrefundable educational fees; and a modest subsistence per month, tax-free. All cadets enrolled in the Professional Officer Course receive a moderate subsistence during the regular academic year. Scholarships that are available include two- and three-year scholarships. These scholarships are available to both men and women, in all academic disciplines. In addition, there are special programs for minority students.

Flight Opportunities

Prior to entering the fourth year of the AFROTC program, qualified AFROTC students can compete for pilot allocations. In the summer following their junior year, qualified pilot candidates generally attend the Flight Screening Program (FSP) near San Antonio, TX.

USAF Medical Programs

Qualified pre-med students can compete for pre-med scholarships and programs. These scholarships and programs can lead to a rewarding career as an Air Force Officer, serving as a physician.

AFROTC Course Credit

Air Force ROTC serves as elective credit for most students. Elective course credit toward degree requirements for ROTC classes will be monitored by the student’s academic advisor.


Students may register for AFROTC classes during their regular registration process at Regis University.

Military Science (U.S. Army)--Army Book

The Department of Military Science offers programs leading to an officer’s commission in the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard in conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate degree. Military science courses are designed to supplement a regular degree program by offering practical leadership and management experience. The Military Science Program at Regis University is offered in conjunction with the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-B). Students attend classes at either University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-B) or the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden.

Four-Year Program

The four-year program consists of two phases: the basic course (freshmen and sophomore years) and the advanced course (junior and senior years).

Basic Course: The basic course offers a two- or three-credit course each semester, covering Army history and organization as well as military leadership and management. Laboratory sessions provide the opportunity to apply leadership skills while learning basic military skills. Enrollment in the basic course incurs no military obligation except for Army scholarship recipients.

Advanced AROTC: The advanced course covers leadership, tactics and unit operations, training techniques, military law, and professional ethics, and includes a leadership practicum each semester. A 35-day summer advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Washington, provides challenging leadership training, and is a prerequisite for commissioning. Advanced course students must have completed the basic course and obtain permission from the Professor of Military Science (PMS).

Two-Year Program

The two-year program consists of the advanced course, preceded by a four-week summer ROTC basic course at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Veterans or students who have participated in three years of Junior ROTC or Civil Air Patrol may be eligible to enroll in the advanced course without attendance at basic camp or completion of the basic course. Inquiries on advanced course students must obtain permission from the Professor of Military Science (PMS).

Scholarship Programs

Four-year college scholarships are available to high school seniors who should apply before December 1 of their senior year. Competition for two- and three-year scholarships is open to all university students, regardless of academic major and whether or not they are currently enrolled in ROTC. Scholarship students receive full tuition and mandatory laboratory fees, a book allowance, and an allowance of $300 to $500 per month during the academic year. Students interested in the scholarship program should contact the Enrollment offices at 303-492-3549 no later than the beginning of the spring semester to apply for the following academic year.

Simultaneous Membership Program

Students currently in the Army Reserves or Army National Guard and entering the second year of the basic course or the advanced course may participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). Students participating in this program will receive $450 to $500 monthly stipend plus their unit pay at the E-5 grade. Participants in the SMP program may be eligible for Army Reserve or Army National Guard tuition assistance benefits.

Leadership Laboratories

These 90-minute periods provide cadets with practical leadership experience and performance-oriented, hands-on instruction outside the classroom. Diagnostic evaluations of cadets in leadership roles are frequently administered. Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled cadets.

Activities and Leadership Laboratories

Students may participate in activities with the Buffalo Battalion located on the Colorado Mines Campus, CU-Boulder Campus, or Auraria Campus, to include color guard, intramural sports, running club, and ranger challenge. Weekly or Saturday leadership labs provide cadets with practical leadership experience and performance-oriented, hands-on instruction outside the classroom. Leadership labs are compulsory for enrolled cadets. PT is conducted three times a week with the purpose of developing muscular strength, endurance, and cardio-respiratory endurance.

Pre-Professional Programs

Students pursuing medical or nursing degrees may enroll in military science and may be eligible for scholarships directed toward medical professions. For more information, contact the ROTC Enrollment officer at 303-492-3549.


Veterans who have served on active duty or in the Army Reserve/National Guard are also eligible for the ROTC program. Although veterans are not required to take the Basic Course, they are encouraged to do so. A minimum of 60 credit hours are required prior to enrolling in the Advanced Course.

AROTC Course Credit

Army ROTC serves as elective credit for most students. Elective course credit toward degree requirements for AROTC classes will be monitored by the student’s academic advisor.


Students may register for AROTC classes during their regular registration process at Regis University. For more information, contact the Enrollment Officer at the University of Colorado-Boulder at 303-492-3549, 303-492-6495, send an email to or visit\arotc

Mailing address:
Army ROTC (UC-B)
Department of Military Science
University of Colorado at Boulder
370 UCB, Folsom Stadium, 215
Boulder, CO  80309

Study Abroad

The Regis University Office of Study Abroad encourages our students to venture into the world with the intention of gaining knowledge and new skills to become leaders in the service with and of others.  Regis encourages every student to consider spending a semester or full academic year studying abroad.

Study abroad is primarily available to Regis students in the Fall or Spring semester of their junior year. Nursing students may study abroad during their sophomore year. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 to participate in a Regis-sponsored study abroad program regardless of a third party provider’s posted GPA range. Students must also be in good disciplinary and financial standing. Students should not let concerns about credit requirements, language prerequisites, or cost prevent them from considering studying abroad. With a program portfolio of 100 programs in over 80 locations worldwide, the Study Abroad Office will work with students to identify programs that are financially and academically suited to students’ needs.

Travel Learning

Faculty-led, short-term, travel learning courses provide both faculty and students with opportunities to take their classrooms to the locations around the globe that bring the course content to life. They may be offered in all disciplines in the Regis College curriculum, and have been developed to be as affordable and accessible for students as possible while still upholding the academic standards and ethical commitments that serve as core values for any Regis educational program offered.

While the majority of travel learning courses bring students to international locations, faculty are also invited to develop domestic travel learning courses that provide students with opportunities to extend the boundaries of their classroom studies across the United States.

Travel learning courses may be developed as stand-alone classes in which all instruction occurs abroad, or they may offer a blend of on-campus and travel-based instruction. While typically offered during Summer Session, travel learning courses may also be offered in the spring and fall semesters with the actual travel component occurring during the breaks in the regular course meeting schedules.

Summer Session

Regis College offers lower and upper-division undergraduate courses in the core as well as major areas of study from early May through August. Summer Session invites students to reach their educational goals through the convenience of accelerated courses. The focused learning atmosphere of the Summer Session balances the challenge of concentrated study with personal interaction between students and professors. Courses offered during Summer Session are equivalent to those offered during the fall and spring semesters in content, prerequisites, and number of credits.

Most summer session courses are held on-campus, with a limited selection of online offerings. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in a Faculty-Led Travel Learning program, arrange internships for academic credit with the Academic Internship Office, or an Independent Study or Special Study with select faculty.

Teacher Licensure Program

Regis College students interested in becoming teachers complete a sequence of professional licensure courses in addition to their core and major studies. This sequence of education courses at Regis is designed to lead to licensure at the elementary, secondary, or K-12 grade levels in Colorado. In addition, as a required component of our programs, all graduates complete the qualifications for an Endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. Students also have the option to pursue licensure in special education. A Special Education Generalist Endorsement is available in conjunction with and elementary or secondary teaching licensure.

The licensure programs are mission oriented and focus on serving the needs of all students. Students complete teaching internships in a variety of high needs schools in the Denver metropolitan area, including public and Catholic schools with diverse populations. Regis students enrolled in this sequence begin developing teacher performance, dispositions, and knowledge during the first courses and initial field experiences. Students may also choose to major in Elementary Education: Teaching for Social Justice. Students interested in teaching middle school or high school can pursue licensure with a content major (ex, mathematics, sciences, English, Spanish, history).

The Committee on Teacher Education at Regis (COTER) develops the College policies on admission, retention, and recommendation for licensure. To qualify for admission, retention, and recommendation for licensure through the Regis University Teacher Education Program, students must satisfy the requirements detailed in the Education Department section of this Catalog.

For students with a bachelor’s degree seeking teacher licensure, Regis College offers the Master of Arts in Education Graduate Teacher Licensure Program. This program offers college graduates a licensure track with a master’s degree.

Students should contact the Regis College Education Department for information about teacher licensure options.

Undergraduate Research Certificate

Undergraduate research is a high-impact practice that deeply engages students with the university. This certificate was designed to make research opportunities more transparent and accessible to a wide range of students. Undergraduates pursuing this certificate will engage in collaborative research with a faculty mentor over the course of 2-3 years.

The certificate provides an opportunity for undergraduates to develop in-depth knowledge within their chosen field, engage in cross-disciplinary research, familiarize themselves with new technology, expand their qualitative and quantitative research skills, and foster meaningful relationships with their professors. Students pursuing the certificate will identify and cultivate their passion for a discipline as they grow into independent, self-motivated scholars in their field. Throughout this process, students will be challenged to discern and articulate their scholarly identity.

Designed to be completed alongside a student’s traditional undergraduate degree, the certificate combines dedicated coursework in research methodology and communication with mentored research and advanced coursework in a student’s chosen discipline. Interested students should contact the Director of the Undergraduate Research Certificate for more information and details on how to apply.

Admission Requirements

Admissions requirements for Regis University traditional undergraduate student are outlined in the General Information section of this Catalog under the Regis University Admissions heading.

Regis College Undergraduate Program Charges Per Semester for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Tuition and Fees

Charge Amount
Full-time (12-18 semester hours) $20,995
Part-time (per semester hour under 12 hours) $1400
Overload (per semester hour over 18 hours, in addition to the full time rate) $1,400
Summer Session (per semester hour) $529
Orientation Fee (one-time fee for new students) $350
General Fee (applies to students with six or more credit hours per semester) $260
Student Activity Fee1 (applies to students with six or more credit hours per semester) $225
Technology Fee (applies to students with six or more credit hours per semester) $300
Wellness Offset Fee (applies to students with six or more credit hours per semester) $210
Course Material Fee(per semester hour)2 $35
Study Abroad Processing Fee $35
Study Abroad Program Fee $1,000 - $7,500
Student Teaching Fee $200
Graduation Application Fee $50
Late Clearance Fee (fall and spring semester) $300
Late Clearance Fee (summer) $100
Returned Check Fee (per return) $20

Set by Student Executive Board


Opt-Out available

Other Fees

Certain courses carry a fee to cover the cost of special materials, field trips, language laboratories, private lessons, etc. These fees are listed with the course offerings each semester (i.e., Regis College Schedule of Courses) and are assessed at the time a student registers for the course.

If incurred, other fees may be charged for special examinations and other miscellaneous fees and fines.

Books and Supplies

Books and supplies average about $900.00 per semester.

Personal and Living Expenses

The amount of money spent by a student for all expenses during an academic year, August to May, varies with current prices and the habits and needs of the student; therefore, estimates of the amount of money needed by individual students for such items as entertainment, laundry, and clothing are not reflected here. Students should have sufficient financial resources to ensure successful completion of each semester.

Payment of Student Accounts

Each Regis College undergraduate student is expected to pay in full, set up a Regis Payment Option, or have guaranteed financial aid in place by August 1 for fall, January 1 for spring. and May 1 for summer semesters. Prior to the published due date, students should verify or change room and meal plans, accept or decline health insurance, verify and complete financial aid arrangements and pay all related account charges.

All charges made to student accounts during the year are itemized on a registration invoice. Students can view their registration invoice via the Ranger Portal.

Additionally, students who are not enrolled at least part-time or that are close to graduating, must complete an Exit Interview for Perkins/Nursing/NFLP loans (if applicable) before transcripts and diplomas are issued.

Financing of Student Accounts

All tuition and fees are payable in advance of each semester. Thus, financial plans should be made early to avoid problems that might occur after the due date. Students, parents or legal guardians who wish to make arrangements for financing should do so with commercial lending institution that handles such financing. MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover Card are accepted by Regis University. In addition, an interest free Regis Payment Option (RPO) is available to students enrolled in the Regis College Undergraduate Program. This payment plan breaks down the overall balance into six, five or four monthly payments for a $50 application fee.

Student Accounts is pleased to assist students, parents, or legal guardians in making arrangements for payment through outside organizations or by direct bank wire transfer of funds for tuition and fees.

Returned Checks

Any student who presents to the University a check that is not accepted for payment by the bank because of insufficient funds or other reasons for which the student is responsible is charged a fee of $20. The student must make payment by cash or certified funds equal to the total of the invalid check, plus the fee to register for additional courses. In addition, a financial hold is placed on registration, academic transcripts and diplomas until the invalid check amount and fee have been paid.

Consequences of Defaulted Accounts

At the time of registration, students accept financial responsibility for all tuition charges. Full payment of the student account balance is due by the published due date.  If payment is not made on tuition and fees by the due date, a late fee of $300 is assessed for fall and spring semester, $100 for the summer semester. If payment is not received by the due date, the account will be considered in default. Regis University reserves the right to restrict and/or drop registration if a student is in default. There is no guarantee that courses will still be available if dropped for non-payment. The release of transcripts and diploma will also be restricted until any financial obligation with Regis University is paid in full. Financial obligations include past due tuition and fees, active RPO payment plans, deferments, institutional loans, and Perkins/Nursing/NFLP loans. Late fees can be assessed monthly on defaulted plans. Checks returned for insufficient funds will incur additional penalty fees.

Regis University and their respective agents and contractors will contact students in default regarding the student account, including repayment of the student account, at any current or any future phone number that is provided to Regis University. This includes cellular phones or other wireless devices using automated telephone dialing equipment or artificial or pre-recorded voice or text messages.

Failure to pay a defaulted balance will result in defaulted accounts being sent to external collection agencies. Upon non-payment of tuition and fees balances as stated, Regis University may declare the balance due and payable. Students in default agree to reimburse Regis University the fees of any collection agency up to 40% which may not be reflected in the statement of account, which may be based on a percentage of the debt, and all the costs and expenses, including late fees and all other applicable charges to Regis University. In the event the defaulted balance is placed in the hands of an attorney for collection through legal proceedings or otherwise, defaulted students must pay late fees, attorney fees, court costs and fees, and all other applicable charges to Regis University. Disputed defaulted balances shall be governed by Colorado law, excluding its conflicts of law’s provisions. Regis University and its respective agents reserve the right to report defaulted information to the credit bureaus.

Refund Schedule for Authorized Withdrawal from Regis College

The official date of withdrawal from the University or from a course is the date that the withdrawal request is submitted to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Notice of withdrawal from the University must be received by the Office of the Registrar by using the official University Withdrawal online form. The date the withdrawal request is processed and the date the student vacates the residence hall, if applicable, determines the amount of refund credited to the student. Refund policies are further described in the General Information Section of this Catalog under the ‘Withdrawal and Refund of Tuition’ heading.

Academic Information

Governing Catalog

Traditional undergraduate students must adhere to the Core Studies requirements published in the Catalog in the year in which they entered their College. Graduating students must also meet the major(s) and minor(s) requirements as stated in the Catalog in effect when the major(s) and minor(s) were declared and approved. Undergraduate traditional students who leave the University and do not complete a Leave of Absence form--or if the form has expired (after two semesters) and they return--must meet the current Core and major/minor requirements. Requests for exceptions should be made in writing to the academic dean.

The Academic Year

The academic year is divided into two semesters of 16 weeks each. The first semester begins with Orientation in late August and ends in mid-December. It is followed by a Christmas vacation of approximately three weeks. The second semester begins in early January and ends at approximately the close of the first week in May. The Summer Session extends from early May through the middle of August.

The Academic Advising Program

Academic advising is an integral part of the educational process in Regis College. It is the intent of this program to provide the student with a faculty advisor who assists the advisee to gain the maximum from his/her educational experience.

Each student at Regis is assigned an academic advisor who:

  1. aids the student in planning an educational program consistent with his or her interests and capabilities;
  2. provides information about the academic process and University resources;
  3. counsels students who may be experiencing academic difficulties; and
  4. refers students to any other areas of the University that can help the advisee with difficulties outside of the academic sphere.

The Advising Program is administered through the Office of the Academic Dean for Regis College. This office serves as a general source of information about campus resources and specialized programs.

Major Declaration

Before accumulating 60 credits, each student must select a major area around which most of his/her upper division coursework centers. In some majors, even earlier decisions are encouraged. The programs in Education, and the natural sciences require careful planning in order to meet all requirements during four years.

Course Load/Overload

The average class load is 15 to 18 semester hours. Ordinarily, only students with a 3.000 minimum cumulative grade point average and no grades of Incomplete are allowed to carry more than 18 semester hours. Permission to carry 19 or more semester hours (course overload) must be obtained from an associate dean for Regis College. If, in the judgment of the associate dean, a student benefits by a reduced course load, the student is restricted to a course load of fewer than 15 semester hours.

Upper Division Courses

Freshmen and sophomores are allowed to take upper division courses only if they have completed the prerequisites or if they have obtained the permission of the instructor of the course. Juniors and seniors must also complete the prerequisites of an upper division course as listed in this Catalog before enrolling for the course.


All students must consult with an academic advisor prior to registration. Students who have selected more than one major must consult with all assigned advisors, as appropriate. Registration materials are available online. Registration occurs online through the Ranger Portal, but students must have their advisor approve their course planning worksheet before registering. It is the student’s responsibility to study their degree requirements and make certain that course selections meet those requirements. Additionally, students are financially responsible for all registered courses. (see Payment of Student Accounts).

The University reserves the right to cancel a course when registration is not sufficient to warrant continuance, to divide a class if enrollment is too large for effective instruction and to change instructors.

Students who are notified of academic suspension for the previous term and who are currently in attendance in a Regis College class, may complete that class. Any additional registrations will be dropped.

Concurrent/Cross-College Enrollment Policy

Regis College is committed to student success and the recognition that workload and time management are consistent obstacles to students’ academic performance. Accordingly, Regis College restricts students’ access to post-traditional format courses (e.g. 8-week and 5-week) while enrolled as a full-time student in a semester-based Regis College program. Students must receive approval from their academic advisor and the Regis College Dean’s Office before enrolling in a post-traditional format course. The advisor and the dean will evaluate requests for enrollment in post-traditional format courses (heretofore referred to as “the Course”) based on the following:

  • A minimum of 30 credits or sophomore status is required to be eligible for concurrent/cross-college enrollment in post-traditional format courses.
  • The course is a key component of the degree program in which the student intends to complete.
  • The course does not rely upon a foundational base of knowledge more suitable for working professionals.
  • The course content addresses similar learning outcomes as the course requirement the student is intending to fulfill.
  • The course is compatible with the student’s course load to ensure a reasonable balance of academic demands and responsibilities.

Leave of Absence

Students who decide to leave Regis College for one or two semesters and then plan to return have the option of applying for a leave of absence. This status guarantees them the same Core Studies and major/minor requirements that applied to them before leaving Regis and also allows them to preregister during the semester prior to their return. The Leave of Absence Application forms is available online through the Ranger Portal. If a student does not complete a Leave of Absence form or if the leave of absence has expired (after two semesters), and later returns to Regis College, he/she must be readmitted to the College. The student is held to the current Core Studies and major/minor requirements. Requests for exceptions should be made in writing to the academic dean for Regis College.

Concurrent Enrollment at Another College or University

In order to insure acceptance of transfer credit once the student is enrolled at Regis University, students should submit the Concurrent Enrollment form available on the Ranger Portal.

Undergraduate students are not permitted to take the last 30 semester hours of coursework at another institution without permission of an associate dean for Regis College. A grade of “C-” or better must be earned for undergraduate coursework to be accepted in transfer.

Regis College Attendance Policy

Regis College’s primary obligation is the total education of its students, and at the core of this commitment is an understanding that such an education occurs through the direct interaction between faculty and students in their classes. Therefore, for students to achieve success in their educational endeavors, they must conscientiously and regularly attend all of their of classes. Freshmen in particular will be held accountable for maintaining regular attendance in their courses.

Faculty will, at the start of the semester, announce their specific procedures concerning class attendance, verification of excused absences, etc., in written form through the course syllabus. It is the student’s responsibility to note these procedures and to follow them carefully.

College-Sponsored Activity Absence Policy

Many Regis College students participate in extracurricular activities that are sponsored by the College. These activities will occasionally be held in times that conflict with regularly scheduled classes or exams. This policy is designed to clarify the obligations and responsibilities of participating students, their coaches or sponsors, and professors. The policy will distinguish between activities that are sustained throughout the semester or year (e.g., athletics or debate) and those that are one-time events (e.g., presenting or participating in a conference).

When students participate in College-sponsored activities, those absences from classes are considered excused. However, students are required to give faculty notice of these absences as early as possible, and to make arrangements with the faculty for completing all assignments and mastering the material of the course. In addition, faculty have the right to inform students, as well as their activity sponsors, if in the professor’s judgment the student will be compromising their chances of success in the course because of the absences.

Attendance at Final Examinations

Final examinations are assigned at the end of each semester. A student who is unable to take a final examination for a valid reason (i.e., emergency circumstances beyond the student’s control) is eligible for a grade of Incomplete, which, if assigned, must be removed by the end of the next academic semester with the exception of spring semester. Incomplete grades assigned during spring semester must be finalized by the end of fall semester. A student must specifically request an Incomplete in writing from the instructor.

Grade Reports

All instructors in Regis College are required to submit mid-semester grades. Only end-of-semester grades are official and entered on the student’s permanent record. By federal legislation (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended), grades can be released to parents or others only by specific request of the student, unless the parent claims the student as a dependent for federal income tax purposes and certifies this fact. Grade information cannot be released by telephone or by fax; however, grade information can be accessed through the Ranger Portal.

Appeals of Disputed Grades

Grade appeals for Regis College undergraduate students must be initiated within the first month of the semester following receipt of the grade. The following procedure is to be followed if a student wishes to protest a grade he or she received in a course:

  1. The student raises the matter with the instructor in question. If the grade remains in dispute, the student should follow step 2.
  2. At the student’s request, the department chair arranges for a committee of three faculty members to review the case. The student and the teacher may each appoint one of these three. The third is to be chosen by the other two. The committee reviews evidence in any manner the committee deems equitable. (Typically, a written statement from each party that the other party can review and respond to in writing is the first step.) Oral presentations to the committee are sometimes also useful. Care should be taken lest either of the parties be intimidated through oral procedure. The committee recommends a solution.
  3. The committee’s decision is final, unless one of two circumstances occur: new and relevant information is made available that the committee did not see, or the process was not followed. The dissatisfied party appeals to the academic dean. The dean reviews the proceedings up to this point, obtains any new information deemed appropriate, and makes the final determination. Further appeals are not permitted.

Student Conduct

The community standards of conduct outlined in the Regis Student Handbook apply to students in academic classrooms, labs and off campus learning sites. Faculty members have the right to expect students to be respectful of their classmates and professors. If a student repeatedly engages in disruptive behavior in a classroom or lab that affects other students’ ability to concentrate on the class, faculty members may instruct the student to leave the classroom.

Repeated disruption of classroom instruction will be referred to the student conduct process, and may result in the student being removed from the course.

If the conduct of a student threatens the safety of anyone in the room, the Office of Academic Dean, in conjunction with the Dean of Students, has the right to remove the student after a single occurrence.

A detailed summary of regulations and the student discipline process is available in the Regis University Student Handbook, which covers all University students. Students may access the Student Handbook online via the Regis University website.

Dean's List

For fall and spring semesters, a Dean’s List is created for Regis College undergraduate program students. A degree-seeking student who carries a semester load of 15 or more graded semester hours and who earns a minimum semester grade point average of 3.700 is placed on the Dean’s List. Students who request the Pass/No Pass grading option are eligible if they earn a grade of Pass in the course and earn a minimum of 15 letter-graded semester hours. Students who earn a No Pass grade or an Incomplete grade are ineligible for the Dean’s List.

Academic Standing and Penalties

Good Standing

A Regis College undergraduate student must maintain at least a 2.000 cumulative grade point average to be in good academic standing. The cumulative grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours attempted. A grade lower than “C-” in any upper division course in the major or minor area is not counted toward the major or minor. A passing grade lower than “C-” in other courses indicates an academic deficiency; however, these courses apply toward graduation.

At the end of each semester, students who are academically deficient, with grade point averages below 2.000, are reviewed by the Committee on Probation and Suspension. The committee may recommend to the academic dean for Regis College that one of the following actions be taken: academic warning, probation, suspension, or dismissal.


A student with a semester grade point average below 2.000 and a cumulative grade point average above 2.000 is placed on academic warning. Although academic warning indicates an academic deficiency, it is not as severe as academic probation and is not posted on the student’s permanent academic record (transcript).


A student with a cumulative grade point average below 2.000 is placed on academic probation. The committee sets forth certain conditions that the student must meet within a specified time period. Although a student’s grade point average is the primary determinant in decisions regarding probation, other stated conditions must be met in order to remain in the College. Failure to meet any of the specified conditions may result in suspension.

A student is not permitted to re-enroll unless he/she has agreed in writing to all conditions set forth. Academic probation is recorded on the student’s permanent academic record (transcript).

Academic Suspension

Academic suspension is action taken by Regis College for any probationary student with an unacceptable cumulative grade point average. Academic suspension renders him/her ineligible to return to Regis University for a period of 12 months. During that time the student must satisfactorily complete (grade of “C” or better) at least 12 semester hours (or equivalent quarter credits) at another regionally accredited institution. The student must obtain prior approval from Regis University of transferability of this coursework. This action may be taken for any student whose cumulative grade point average has fallen below 2.000. In addition, academic suspension may be taken for any student whose cumulative grade point average has fallen below a provisional grade point average agreed upon between the student and the associate dean for Regis College. Academic suspension is recorded on the student’s permanent academic record (transcript).

Students who are notified of academic suspension for the previous term and who are currently in attendance in a Regis College class, may complete that class. Any additional registrations will be dropped.

Suspension Criteria
  • Any student on academic probation whose cumulative grade point average has fallen below the minimum standard established for his/her class level is, under ordinary circumstances, suspended.
Class Hours Attempted GPA
Freshman 0 to 29 1.800
Sophomore 30 to 59 2.000
Junior 60 to 91 2.000
Senior 92 or more 2.000
  • Any student on academic probation whose cumulative grade point average has fallen below 2.000, may be suspended (the table in item 1 notwithstanding). Any transfer student accepted by Regis College (undergraduate program) on probation for the first 12 to 15 semester hours may be suspended at the completion of the 12 to 15 hours if his/her Regis cumulative grade point average is below 2.000.
  • Any student who has met an agreed-upon provisional grade point average for the semester may be given the status of Probation Continued. This is a student (usually a freshman) who has earned an extremely low cumulative grade point average and, consequently, finds it almost mathematically impossible to attain a sufficiently high grade point average to be restored to Good Standing or even to be placed above the minimum for his/her class level. Such students have entered into an agreement with the associate dean for Regis College who acts on behalf of the Committee on Probation and Suspension. The agreed-upon grade point average is set within a range of what is a fair and reasonable expectation for the student in question (frequently between 2.000 and 2.300). A student failing to make the agreed-upon grade point average for the semester is suspended.
  • Three semesters are the maximum a student may be on probation during his/her academic career. Thereafter, failure to maintain a 2.000 cumulative grade point average results in automatic suspension.
  • Students on probation will normally be expected to maintain and complete a full-time schedule (minimum 12 credit hours). Students on probation will only be allowed to reduce their schedules to 11 hours or fewer with the approval of both their academic advisor and the Probation Director. Unspecified students are held to the same standards as full-time students.
Academic Dismissal

Academic dismissal is action taken by Regis College that renders the student ineligible to return to Regis University for any program of study. For this action to be taken, an undergraduate student must have been suspended, applied for and re-admitted to Regis College on academic probation, and failed to achieve either the required minimum 2.000 grade point average, the minimum standards for his/her class level, or an agreed-upon provisional grade point average. The provisional grade point average is pre-determined by the student and the associate dean for Regis College. Academic dismissal is recorded on the permanent academic record (transcript).

Appealing the Suspension or Dismissal Decision

Upon being notified of academic suspension or dismissal, a student who wishes to appeal should write a letter to the Chair of the Appeals Committee and follow the procedures listed below:

  1. Why the suspension/dismissal decision should be reversed, including the student’s honest assessment of how the academic troubles came about, and some indication that the student is ready to continue serious academic work.
  2. Why the student failed to achieve the required grade point average. Were there, for example, any extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control?
  3. The names of the student’s advisor or faculty members from whom supporting statements may be solicited by the student.
  4. Submit the letter by the deadline stated in the letter of suspension or dismissal.
  5. Contact the advisor, faculty members, doctors, etc., to discuss the case. Any supporting statements from them must be received by the same deadline. The appeals committee is interested in any pertinent information that has genuine bearing on the matter. The committee focuses on why the student should be allowed to continue study at the University, and why the student failed to reach his or her academic goals.