A group of DePaul students studying in the library.
A challenging alternative to the Liberal Studies Program, DePaul University’s Honors Program is available for well-prepared, serious students in any major. 

The Honors Program offers small seminar-style classes that:

  •   Help broaden students’ perspectives beyond their academic majors
  •   Foster critical thinking, self-reflection and an examination of values
  •   Encourage active, participatory learning
  •   Promote interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies 
In order to meet these goals, the program offers small classes organized in a seminar format and taught by faculty committed to academic excellence​ and the attainment of lifelong learning strategies. Benefits of our scholarly community include class sizes capped at 20 students, priority class registration, additional academic advising, an Honors Lounge, peer mentoring, student-faculty dinners, newsletters, an Honors Student Government, cultural outings, service activities, and many other experiences that enrich the Honors community while extending the Honors experience beyond the classroom.

To learn more, visit the Honors Program website.

Honors Program Admission Information

If you are an already-admitted student who demonstrates strong academic motivation and would like to be challenged by a rigorous academic curriculum at the university level, you are encouraged to apply to the University Honors Program. The Honors Admission Committee individually reviews each Honors application, taking into consideration all components of the student’s academic profile, particularly the content and quality of the essay responses.

To apply for the University Honors Program please complete the online application form​. The Honors Program has a limited number of spaces, and we make admission decisions on applications as they arrive. Priority consideration will be given to those students who submit an application on or before Monday, February 2, 2015 (Priority Consideration Deadline). The final deadline for all applications is Monday, March 2, 2015 (Final Consideration Deadline).

Contact Information

Lincoln Park office:

DePaul University Honors Program
990 W. Fullerton, Suite 1300
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Phone: 773-325-7302
FAX: 773-325-4877

Loop office:

DePaul University Honors Program
Lewis Center
25 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1620
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312-362-8743
Fax: 773-325-4877