First Year Program

Chicago Quarter

Focal Point


Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy

  • Not Required for BioScience Concentration.
  • LSP 120 and LSP 121 are required for Public Health Studies**

Sophomore Year

Multiculturalism in the US

Junior Year

Experiential Learning

  • ​Required

Senior Year


  • ​Required *

Learning Domains

Arts and Literature (AL)

  • 3 Courses Required

Philosophical Inquiry (PI)

  • 2 Courses Required
    [See Note Below] 

Scientific Inquiry (SI)

  • Not Required

Self, Society and the Modern World (SSMW) 

  • 3 Courses Required

Religious Dimensions (RD)

  • 2 Courses Required
    [See Note Below] 

Understanding the Past (UP)

  • 2 Courses Required 
*Students must earn a C- or better in any courses marked with an asterisk.


Students must complete one approved health ethics course: REL 229 (RD) or PHL 229 (PI) within their liberal studies program or a track elective in the major, HLTH 229.

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 JYEL 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.

**Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy (for Public Health Studies only)

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.