Honors Program > Academics > Transfer Honors Curriculum
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.
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.
Honors classes are taught as in-person seminars, most of which take place on the Lincoln Park campus; thus, students who are in fully online degree programs are not eligible to participate in the Transfer Honors Program.
Associate Degree HoldersDue 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 HoldersTransfer 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.
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 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 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 180 - Data Analysis and Statistics
HON 201 - States, Markets, and Societies
HON 205 – Interdisciplinary Arts
HON 225 - Honors Lab Science Topics or any Scientific Inquiry: Lab course
12 quarter hours of a foreign language (the equivalent of one year of college-level study)
Fine Arts elective
Honors Approved electives
* 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.