To inquire about this program:
Adult Enrollment Center | 312-362-6338

The Bachelor of Arts with an Individualized Focus Area degree program, offered by the School for New Learning, is for adult students who want to complete an undergraduate degree that is based on personal and professional goals. The Individualized Focus Area program is flexible, personalized and competence-based, allowing you to earn credit from previous college courses, work and life experience.

You will work with a faculty mentor to determine competencies already mastered and to develop a curriculum plan to complete your degree.

Examples of Individualized Focus Areas include:
  • Business communication
  • Business development
  • Criminal justice
  • Education and counseling
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental studies
  • Healthcare and social change
  • Human development and psychology
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Visual arts and design

Courses are at DePaul's Loop, Naperville, Oak Forest and O'Hare campuses.

Online Learning

The Individualized Focus Area degree program offers an online degree option where you can take all of your courses entirely online.

Internship Possibilities

What can you do with this degree?