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Liberal Studies Requirements

Liberal Studies Requirements

These requirements take into account liberal studies coursework completed as part of the basic Associate Degree/Diploma Nursing program. The requirements outlined below are beyond the associate degree work and are required for the DePaul degree.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year ProgramHours
Chicago Quarter
Not Required
Focal Point
Not Required
Not Required
Quantitative Reasoning
Not Required
Sophomore Year
Race, Power, and Resistance
Junior Year
Experiential Learning
This requirement is met through Portfolio Credit.
Senior Year
NSG 380 UNDERGRADUATE NURSING SYNTHESIS (counted in major requirements) 4

Learning Domains

Arts and Literature (AL)

  • 1 Course Required

Historical Inquiry (HI)

  • 1 Course Required

Math and Computing (MC)

  • Not Required

Philosophical Inquiry (PI)

  • 1 Course Required

Religious Dimensions (RD)

  • 1 Course Required

Scientific Inquiry (SI)

  • Not Required​​​​​

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI)

  • Not Required

Liberal Studies Electives 

  • 2 Additional Courses Required (must be from different domains)


Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements. If students double major, LSP Domain courses may double count for both LSP credit and the second major. Students who choose to take an experiential learning course offered by the major may count it either as a general elective or the Experiential Learning requirement.

In meeting learning domain requirements, no more than one course that is outside the student’s major and is cross-listed with a course within the student’s major, can be applied to count for LSP domain credit. This policy does not apply to those who are pursuing a double major or earning BFA or BM degrees.​

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