DePaul University College of LAS > Academics


The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) is the oldest college at DePaul, with more than 28 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs. Courses are offered in the day, evenings and on weekends, primarily on our Lincoln Park Campus. LAS includes several key academic centers, including the Humanities Center, Center for Latino Research, Center for Black Diaspora and the Social Science Research Center.

Most of the LAS programs are offered on the Lincoln Park campus, in one of Chicago's finest and most exciting neighborhoods, where we have created a vibrant community of learners devoted to the life of the mind and the Vincentian mission of service to the community. Some of our programs are also offered at DePaul's Loop campus and at select suburban locations. Our graduate programs in particular are designed and scheduled to serve the needs of working students who must pursue their study on a part-time basis.

The largest graduate program in LAS, the School of Public Service, was established in 1970 and became its own school in the summer of 2007. Faculty members teach leaders of nonprofit and government organizations critical thinking and policy analysis as well as practical management skills valued in the public and nonprofit sectors.​