Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

CSC 241 AND CSC 242
OR CSC 243 AND 1 Major Elective
CSC 300
MAT 140
MAT 141
MAT 160
MAT 161
MAT 162
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110
OR LSP 111
WRD 103
WRD 104
1 Arts & Literature

Second Year

CSC 301
CSC 321
CSC 373
CSC 374
MAT 260
MAT 262
MAT 304
PHY 170
PHY 171
PHY 172
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200
1 Religious Dimensions

Third Year

MAT 351
CSE 314
CSE 331
CSE 332
CSE 333
CSE 351
CSE 352
CSE 316
1 Major Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Arts & Literature
1 Understanding the Past
1 Philosophical Inquiry

Fourth Year

CSE 361
CSE 362
CSE 393 (Experiential Learning)
CSE 394 (Capstone)
WRD 204
3 Major Electives
1 Open Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Understanding the Past
2 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Major Electives

Students must take 4 Major Elective courses. Major Electives must be chosen from the following list of courses:

BIO 191
BIO 192
BIO 193
CHE 140
CHE 142
CHE 144
CSE 304
CSE 341
CSE 342
CSE 377
IT 300
MAT 351
MAT 352
MAT 353
MAT 370
MAT 381
MAT 384
MAT 385
MAT 386
PHY 270
PHY 300
PHY 301
PHY 320
PHY 321
Any 300-level CSC course
Any 300-level SE course

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

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 (generally 48 courses)
  • 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.