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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.

First Year Program

Chicago Quarter

  • Not Required

Focal Point

  • ​Not Required


  • ​Not Required

Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy

  • Not Required

Sophomore Year

Multiculturalism in the US

Junior Year

Experiential Learning

  • ​This requirement is met through Portfolio Credit.

Senior Year


Learning Domains

Arts and Literature (AL)

  • 1 Course Required

Philosophical Inquiry (PI)

  • 1 Course Required

Scientific Inquiry (SI)

  • Not Required

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry​ (SCBI) 

  • Not Required

Religious Dimensions (RD)

  • 1 Course Required

Understanding the Past (UP)

  • 1 Course 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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