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First Year Students

Degree Progress Report

The Degree Progress Report (DPR)  at DePaul University provides a detailed look at your progress toward the completion of your degree requirements. It itemizes completed and in-progress DePaul coursework, accepted transfer coursework and test credit information, and shows requirements that have been completed and those that have not yet been satisfied. The DPR will show your major, minor and double-major requirements. Students who have not yet declared a major are able to run a What-If Report.

When would I use it?

  • To check the requirements that you still need to satisfy
  • To see which requirements are fulfilled by your completed, in-progress or transfer courses
  • To prepare to see your advisor

Registering for English Courses

Completing your writing requirement in a timely manner is important in paving the way for your future success in school. These courses form the foundations for many of the more advanced courses you will take later in your college career. This is a main reason why these courses are part of the Liberal Studies Program/Honors Program first-year requirements.

Based on your writing placement score (or ACT/SAT scores if you were exempt from the writing placement), you were told the English course into which you placed. Many students begin taking English courses the first quarter in which they are enrolled at DePaul, and they continue to take these courses throughout their first year. Here are the various English courses that you may need to complete. You should plan to register for each course in the sequence until you have completed WRD 104 or *HON 101.

  • ENG 101 Basic Writing I
  • ENG 102 Basic Writing II
  • WRD 103 Composition & Rhetoric I
  • WRD 104 Composition & Rhetoric II
  • HON 100 Rhetoric/Critical Inquiry *
  • HON 101 World Literature *
    *
    HON 100 and HON 101 taken only by students in the Honors Program

Note:  Students who have taken the Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition Exam and scored a 4 or 5 or students who have earned college credit elsewhere for English composition should speak with an advisor about their English placement prior to registering for writing courses. For more additional information on writing course requirements, visit the First-Year Writing Program.

Registering for Math Courses

Completing your math requirement in a timely manner is important in paving the way for your future success in school. These courses form the foundations for many of the more advanced courses you will take later in your college career, such as Scientific Inquiry or major-field courses. This is a main reason why these courses are part of the Liberal Studies Program/Honors Program first-year requirements.

Based on your math placement score, you were told the math course into which you placed. Many students begin taking appropriate math courses the first quarter in which they are enrolled at DePaul, and they continue to take these courses throughout their first year. Here is the Path to Math for LAS students. Please note the different math requirements for BA and BS students.

The Path to Math for LAS Students

BA Students (except Economics, International Studies and Sociology majors)

  • MAT 94 Computational Skills
  • MAT 100 Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning
  • LSP 120 Mathematical and Technological Literacy
  • LSP 121 Mathematical and Technological Literacy II

Students Majoring in Economics

  • MAT 94 Computational Skills
  • MAT 95 Basic Algebra
  • MAT 101 Intro to College Algebra or ISP 110 Algebra for Applications
  • MAT 130 College Algebra and Pre-calculus
  • MAT 135/136/137 or MAT 147/148/149 Calculus w/Integrated Pre-calculus I-III or MAT 150/151/152 Calculus I-III *
    * Consult an Economics advisor to determine the best math sequence
  • Advanced MAT courses if needed for major/minor

Students Majoring in International Studies

  • MAT 94 Computational Skills
  • MAT 95 Basic Algebra
  • MAT 101 Intro to College Algebra or ISP 110 Algebra for Applications
  • MAT 130 College Algebra and Pre-calculus
  • LSP 120 Mathematical and Technological Literacy
  • LSP 121 Mathematical and Technological Literacy II

Students Majoring in Sociology

  • MAT 94 Computational Skills
  • MAT 95 Basic Algebra
  • MAT 100 Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning
  • LSP 120 Mathematical and Technological Literacy
  • LSP 121 Mathematical and Technological Literacy II

LAS students interested in a major or double major in Business, Science, Math and Pre-med and/or Allied Health fields should schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss specific math requirements by calling