Honors Program

Honors Program

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Honors Program
Honors Retreat 2019

The University Honors Program provides a challenging general education curriculum along with numerous co-curricular opportunities within a supportive community of student-scholars.

The Honors Program seeks to:

  • Broaden students’ perspectives beyond their academic majors;
  • Foster critical thinking, self-reflection and an examination of values;
  • Encourage active, participatory learning;
  • Promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies;
  • Cultivate intellectual, social, and cultural enrichment in an environment of respect and support, and
  • Provide an Honors community and experience extending beyond the classroom, making use of the diverse cultural opportunities of Chicago.

In order to meet these goals, the program offers small classes organized in a seminar format and taught by faculty committed to academic excellence and the attainment of lifelong learning strategies. Benefits of our scholarly community include academic advising, an Honors Lounge, a student government, peer mentoring, student-faculty dinners, a newsletter, cultural outings, service activities, a designated Honors floor in a residence hall, and many other experiences that enrich the Honors community while extending the Honors experience beyond the classroom.

For an overview of some of the opportunities available to Honors students, please visit the Current Students tab. For the latest Honors Program news and descriptions of our current course offerings, visit dpuhonors.com. For questions, feel free to call us at 773-325-7302, e-mail us at honorsprogram@depaul.edu, or stop by our Lincoln Park campus office at Arts & Letters Hall, 2315 N. Kenmore, Suite 210. We look forward to seeing you soon!