Liberal Studies Program > Advising > LSP Policies and Guidelines
This provides general Liberal Studies Program (LSP) guidelines; for the Liberal Studies requirements associated with a specific program, see the catalog description for that respective program. Students in the DePaul University Honors Program should consult with a program advisor about their requirements.
There are a number of general Liberal Studies Program (LSP) guidelines that pertain to all DePaul undergraduate students (except for students in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies).
Students who complete HON 100 RHETORIC AND CRITICAL INQUIRY and subsequently leave the Honors Program have earned credit for WRD 104 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC II. The student may satisfy the second writing course requirement by taking any one of the following expository writing courses:
Permission to substitute an open elective for the second writing course may be granted based on a review of documentation showing superior achievement and/or professional experience in advanced, expository writing. For more information, please contact the First-Year Writing Program by emailing FYWriting@depaul.edu.
DePaul University participates in the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) only. DePaul does not participate in Phase Two, the Major Phase.
Completion of the GECC/IAI at any participating college or university in Illinois ensures transferring students that most of the general education requirements at DePaul have been satisfied. Hence the GECC /IAI will be accepted as a package. Students who have completed the GECC/IAI should consult with their academic advisor in their college prior to registering for classes. Students who are in DePaul University’s Honors Program should consult with the program director as to their program requirements. Students who are in DePaul University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) should consult with their academic advisors as to their program requirements. The additional requirements outlined in this policy apply only to those students in degree programs that participate in DePaul University’s Liberal Studies Program.
Students who have completed the GECC/IAI must also meet the following mission-specific requirements in DePaul’s Liberal Studies Program:
Students who have earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or Associate of Science (AS) degree from an IAI participating institution have satisfied the requirements for the GECC/IAI.
This agreement is in effect for students who entered an associate or baccalaureate degree-granting institution as first-time freshmen in the summer of 1998 and thereafter.
For more information on applying transfer credit to the Liberal Studies program see the Liberal Studies Program Guidelines section of the handbook.
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