DePaul University requires a minimum of 192 quarter hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. DePaul accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, DePaul has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 70% of students who start college at DePaul finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
DePaul offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: DePaul may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
DePaul has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with DePaul directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, DePaul students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at DePaul.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at DePaul
DePaul offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ DePaul does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ DePaul has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ DePaul offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ DePaul offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at DePaul.
✅ DePaul requires an internship for all students.
Internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the John T. Richardson Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
DePaul offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Chemical Engineering combined degree program with the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
•Visit https://www.depaul.edu/academics/undergraduate/Pages/combined-degrees.aspx for combined degree programs
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does DePaul have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
DePaul has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at DePaul include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
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