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Transfer Honors Curriculum

​​​​​​​​​​​​​An Individualized Approach

Transfer Honors offers students all the benefits of the Honors Program with the opportunity to fulfill requirements using courses taken at previous institutions. 

For students admitted to the Transfer Honors Program, the Honors curriculum replaces their general education (liberal studies) requirements. Evaluation of transfer credit towards Honors requirements is done on an individual basis, and specific Honors requirements will vary according to a student’s college and major.

Is Transfer Honors Right for You?

Every transfer student has a unique story and unique needs; because every transfer student’s situation is different, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ path through Transfer Honors.

To determine whether the Transfer Honors Program is the right fit for you, explore the dropdown menu. See which situation best describes yours to determine what your Transfer Honors path might look like.

If you are transferring to DePaul with fewer than 16 quarter hours of college credit (excluding AP and IB credit), you will have the same Honors requirements as students who begin the program as traditional freshmen.

Learn more about the traditional Honors Program Curriculum.

Due to requirements within the School of Music, the Transfer Honors Program is not available to students in this college at this time.

Due to requirements within The Theatre School, the Transfer Honors Program is not available to students in this college at this time.
 
Due to requirements within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the Transfer Honors Program is not available to students in this college at this time.
 

Associate Degree Holders

Due to requirements within the School of Business, the Transfer Honors Program is not available at this time to students in this college who already hold an associate's degree from an Illinois college.


Non-Associate Degree Holders

Transfer students in the College of Business who have not yet completed an associate's degree at an Illinois college are invited to apply to the Transfer Honors Program. However, the Transfer Honors curriculum may not be compatible due to the nature of the general education requirements in the College of Business. For clarity, review the below Transfer Honors Requirements and Curriculum dropdown tab for students without an associate's degree from an Illinois school. 

Associate Degree Holders
 
Due to requirements within the School of Education, the Transfer Honors Program is not available at this time to students in this college who already hold an associate's degree from an Illinois college.


Non-Associate Degree Holders

Transfer students in the College of Education who have not yet completed an associate's degree at an Illinois college are invited to apply to the Transfer Honors Program. However, the Transfer Honors curriculum may not be compatible due to the nature of the general education requirements in the College of Education. For clarity, review the below Transfer Honors Requirements and Curriculum dropdown tab for students without an associate's degree from an Illinois school. 
If none of the above situations apply to you, the Transfer Honors Program may be right for you. Continue reading to learn more about Transfer Honors Academic Requirements and Curriculum.
 

The academic requirements and curriculum of the Honors Program differ for students with an associate’s degree from an Illinois college verse students without an associate's degree from an Illinois college.

View the academic requirements for the curriculum that best fits your circumstance. 

Students with an Associate's Degree from an Illinois School

Students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Sciences degree at an Illinois college or who have completed the Illinois Articulation Initiative will complete Junior Year Experiential Learning and five additional Honors courses. Regardless of credit hours transferred in, all Transfer Honors students must complete the below five courses.

HON 104 - Religious Worldviews and Ethical Perspectives

HON 105 - Philosophical Inquiry

HON 203 – Seminar in Multiculturalism

HON 302 – Junior Seminar in Social Justice

HON 350/351 – Honors Senior Seminar or HON 395 – Honors Senior Thesis

Students without an Associate's Degree from an Illinois School

Students without an associate's degree from an Illinois school who enter Transfer Honors will consult with an Honors Program advisor to determine how transfer credit* can apply to the following Honors requirements:

HON 100 - Rhetoric and Critical Inquiry

HON 101 - World Literature

HON 102 - History in Global Contexts

HON 104 - Religious Worldviews and Ethical Perspectives

HON 105 - Philosophical Inquiry

HON 180 - Data Analysis and Statistics

HON 201 - States, Markets, and Societies

HON 203 – Seminar in Multiculturalism

HON 205 – Interdisciplinary Arts

HON 225 - Honors Lab Science Topics or any Scientific Inquiry: Lab course

HON 302 – Junior Seminar in Social Justice

12 quarter hours of a foreign language (the equivalent of one year of college-level study)

Fine Arts elective

Honors Approved electives

Experiential Learning

* Transfer courses do not need to be designated as honors at a student’s previous institution in order to apply toward DePaul Transfer Honors requirements.

​If you have questions about Transfer Honors eligibility, please contact us​.