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Program Requirements Quarter Hours
Liberal Studies Requirements 72
Major Requirements 116
Open Electives 4
Total hours required 192

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Be able to integrate foundational liberal arts knowledge with evidence-based nursing concepts to provide contextually relevant and culturally appropriate care to clients, families, communities, and populations.
  • Apply leadership skills, healthcare informatics technologies, and intentional interdisciplinary collaboration within complex healthcare systems.
  • Demonstrate professional nursing practice standards based on legal and ethical principles and commitment to self-evaluation and lifelong learning.
  • Apply research, improvement science, and quality and safety frameworks to achieve equitable and socially just healthcare outcomes.

College Core Requirements

Modern Language Requirements

Students who intend to graduate with the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree will be required to demonstrate competence in a modern language equivalent to the proficiency attained from one year of college-level language study. Such competence may be demonstrated in one of several ways:

  • completing the last course in the fourth-year high school sequence of any language
  • completing the last course in the first-year college sequence of any language
  • completing a college course beyond the first-year level in any language
  • achieving a satisfactory score on any of the Modern Language placement examinations administered at DePaul
  • achieving a satisfactory rating in a proficiency examination accepted by DePaul
  • achieving a score of 3 or higher on the Advance Placement (AP) test for any language
  • achieving a score of 5 or higher in the Language B assessment from a Standard or Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  • achieving a satisfactory score on the CLEP examination

Please note: Modern Languages courses with an E-designation are taught in English and may not be applied to the Modern Language Requirement.

For further information regarding satisfactory scores and possible credit from the DePaul placement, AP, CLEP, or IB examinations, please contact Student Records.

Students who complete an Inter-College Transfer (ICT) to the College of Science and Health will abide by the College of Science and Health Modern Language Requirement in place on the effective date of the ICT.

BA students who meet College requirements and wish to pursue further work in the language may elect the “Modern Language Option” of the Liberal Studies Program. While Bachelor of Science (BS) students are not required to demonstrate competency in a modern language, the “Modern Language Option” is available to them for language study at any level. Modern Languages courses with an E-designation are taught in English and may not be applied to the Modern Language Option.

Major Declaration Requirements

All students in the College are required to declare a major field prior to beginning their junior year. After researching College programs, the student should declare a major field by visiting Campus Connection and using the Declarations and Inter-College Transfer tool. The student will then be assigned a faculty advisor or staff advisor in the department or program and should make an appointment to see that advisor at his or her earliest convenience.

To change major fields, or to declare a minor or concentration, the student must use the Declarations and Inter-College Transfer tool described above. However, for the purpose of exploring the possibility of changing a major field, the student should consult an academic advisor in the College or an academic advisor in the Office for Academic Advising Support.

Liberal Studies Requirements

Honors program requirements can be found in the individual Colleges & Schools section of the University Catalog. Select the appropriate college or school, followed by Undergraduate Academics and scroll down.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year ProgramHours
Chicago Quarter  
LSP 110
DISCOVER CHICAGO
or EXPLORE CHICAGO
4
Focal Point  
Not Required  
Writing  
WRD 103 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC I 4
WRD 104 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC II 4
Quantitative Reasoning  
Not Required  
Sophomore Year
Race, Power, and Resistance  
LSP 200 SEMINAR ON RACE, POWER, AND RESISTANCE 4
Junior Year
Experiential Learning  
NSG 310 PATIENT CENTERED NURSING I: MED/SURG I 8
Senior Year
Capstone  
NSG 331 TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING 8

Learning Domains

Arts and Literature (AL)

  • 2 Courses Required

Historical Inquiry (HI)

  • 2 Courses Required 

Math and Computing (MC)

  • Not Required

Philosophical Inquiry (PI)

  • 2 Courses Required

Religious Dimensions (RD)

  • 2 Courses Required

Scientific Inquiry (SI)

  • Not Required

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI)

  • 2 Courses Required 

Notes

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.

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Nursing Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
NSG 200HEALTH AND NUTRITION4
NSG 260STATISTICS FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES4
NSG 290FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICE5
NSG 291HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN4
NSG 292PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ALTERATION IN HEALTH4
NSG 293PHARMACOLOGY FOR ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH 4
NSG 294NURSING THEORY FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE4
NSG 312PATIENT CENTERED NURSING II: MED/SURG II 8
NSG 314PATIENT CENTERED NURSING III: MENTAL HEALTH6
NSG 316PATIENT CENTERED CARE IV: PEDIATRICS 6
NSG 318PATIENT CENTERED NURSING: OB/MATERNITY 6
NSG 320CRITICAL CARE CENTERED NURSING 8
NSG 323COMMUNITY AND POPULATION HEALTH5
NSG 325CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CARE ISSUES 4
NSG 326NURSING INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY4
NSG 327NURSING RESEARCH4
NSG 328QUALITY AND SAFETY FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL NURSING 4
NSG 329LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR SAFE NURSING CARE 4

Science and Psychology Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
BIO 191GENERAL BIOLOGY I FOR SCIENCE MAJORS4
BIO 201HUMAN ANATOMY4
BIO 202HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY4
CHE 116
CHE 117
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
4
CHE 118
CHE 119
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
4
HLTH 194HUMAN PATHOGENS AND DEFENSE4
PSY 303HUMAN DEVELOPMENT4