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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

Focal Point

  • Not Required


Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy

Sophomore Year

Multiculturalism in the US

Junior Year

Experiential Learning

  • Not Required

Senior Year


  • Not Required

Learning Domains

Arts and Literature (AL)

Philosophical Inquiry (PI)

  • 1 Course Required

Scientific Inquiry (SI)

  • 1 SWK or 1 Lab Course Required

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI)

  • Not Required

Religious Dimensions (RD)

  • 1 Course Required

Understanding the Past (UP)

  • 1 Course Required


  • Choose 1 course from the above learning domains as an elective

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


Specified required courses within Liberal Studies may have grade minimums (e.g. C- or better). Please consult your advisor or your college and major requirements.​​

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.

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.    

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