The First-Year Program, part of the Liberal Studies Program's Common Core, consists of four components:
- Chicago Quarter: Upon entering DePaul, first-year students are required to enroll in either Discover Chicago or Explore Chicago.
- Focal Point Seminar: Students may choose to take this class in either winter or spring quarter.
- Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy (QRTL)
- First-Year Writing
The first two components are administered by the Office of the First-Year Program. The latter two are administered by separate offices that each have their own websites (linked above).