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Liberal Studies Requirements

Honors program requirements can be found in the individual Colleges & Schools section of the University Catalog. Select Academics, followed by Undergraduate, then Honors Program Alternative.

First Year Program

Chicago Quarter

  • LSP 110 DISCOVER CHICAGO
    or LSP 111 EXPLORE CHICAGO

Focal Point

  • LSP 112 FOCAL POINT SEMINAR

Writing

  • WRD 103 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC I *
  • WRD 104 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC II *

Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy

  • LSP 120 QUANTITATIVE REASONING & TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY I
  • LSP 121 QUANTITATIVE REASONING AND TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY II
    (Note: See information below.)

Sophomore Year

Multiculturalism in the US

  • LSP 200 SEMINAR ON MULTICULTURALISM IN THE UNITED STATES

Junior Year

Experiential Learning

  • Required

Senior Year

Capstone

  • APD 350 Integrating Seminar: Mediation in Multiple Contexts

Learning Domains

Arts and Literature (AL)

  • 3 Courses Required

Philosophical Inquiry (PI)

  • 2 Courses Required

Scientific Inquiry (SI)

  • 3 Courses Required
    [1 SWK Course, 1 Lab Course, and 1 Additional Course]

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI)

  • 1 Course Required

Religious Dimensions (RD)

  • 2 Courses Required

Understanding the Past (UP)

  • 2 Courses Required

* Students must earn a C- or better in this course.

Notes

A student majoring in Applied Diplomacy (APD) is required to complete the Capstone offered by the APD program. This is the case even if a student is double majoring (or pursuing a dual degree) and the secondary major (or degree) requires its own Capstone. An APD major in the University Honors Program shall take the University Honors Capstone and the APD Capstone.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements. If students double major, LSP Domain courses may double count for both LSP credit and the second major. Students who choose to take an experiential learning course offered by the major may count it either as a general elective or the Experiential Learning requirement.

In meeting learning domain requirements, no more than one course that is outside the student’s major and is cross-listed with a course within the student’s major, can be applied to count for LSP domain credit. This policy does not apply to those who are pursuing a double major or earning BFA or BM degrees.

Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy

Readiness for LSP 120 is determined by the math placement test taken online after admission. Students may need to take developmental coursework prior to LSP 120. The LSP 120 requirement may be waived by credit already earned for advanced math coursework or by passing a dedicated proficiency exam. Students who complete both LSP 120 and LSP 121 take one less Learning Domain course. Students may not apply the course reduction to any Domain where only one course is required, and if taken within the SI Domain, the reduction cannot be applied to the SI Lab or SWK requirement.​