Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

DC 101
DC 110
DC 206
DC 215
DC 210
DC 220
TV 110
DC 121
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110
OR LSP 111
WRD 103
WRD 104
1 Arts & Literature

Second Year

ANI 101
OR ANI 201
DES 111 (2 credit hours)
DES 112 (2 credit hours)
TEC 151 (2 credit hours)
TEC 152 (2 credit hours)
TEC 153 (2 credit hours)
DES 141 (2 credit hours)
DES 142 (2 credit hours)
DES 143 (2 credit hours)
DC 221
OR DC 229
TV 271
DC 275
MCS 385
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 120
LSP 200
1 Understanding the Past

Third Year

DES 243
DES 252 (3 credit hours)
DES 253 (3 credit hours)
DES 284 (3 credit hours)
DES 384 (3 credit hours)
DES 385 (3 credit hours)
DES 386 (3 credit hours)
DES 387 (2 credit hours)
DC 310
DC 321
2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Experiential Learning
1 Scientific Inquiry or Science as a Way of Knowing

Fourth Year

DC 323
DC 331
TV 289
OR DC 389
DC 376
DC 397
DC 398
2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Arts & Literature
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Major Electives

No major elective courses are required.

Open Electives

Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option (see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalog for details). Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and WRD 103 and WRD 104 in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 192 credit hours
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA:
  • Between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate Cum Laude
  • Between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate Magna Cum Laude
  • of at least 3.850 will graduate Summa Cum Laude

For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.