​Below is a suggested curriculum which provides a course structure designed to prepare those interested in applying to the Finance Honors Program in the winter quarter of their junior year.   

Autumn​ ​Winter ​Spring
​1st Year MAT 135​ ​MAT 136 ​MAT 137
WRD 103​ ​WRD 104 ECO 105​
Discover/Explore Chicago​ ​Focal Point Seminar Learning Domain​
​Learning Domain Learning Domain​ Learning Domain​
2nd Year​ ACC 101​ ​ACC 102 ​MKT 301
​ECO 106 BLW 201 ​MIS 140
LSP 200​ Learning Domain​ Communication​
Learning Domain​ Learning Domain​ Learning Domain​
3rd Year​ FIN 310 FIN 320 FIN 311-H
MGT 300​ MGT 301​ ACC 307-H (OE)
MKT 310​ Global Bus. Persp.​ FIN 396-H (2 hrs)
Learning Domain​ Exp. Learning​ Learning Domain
WRD 202 (2 hrs) FIN 202 (2 hrs)​ FIN 250​ (2 hrs)
4th Year​ FIN 330-H FIN 366-H FIN 380-H
FIN 333-H FIN 362-H ICS 394/395
ACC 309-H (OE) FIN 397-H (0 hrs) Open Elective​
FIN 397-H (0 hrs) ICS 392
Learning Domain Open Elective

Candidates for the honors program may take FIN 310 and FIN 320 during their junior year. FIN 311 and FIN 330 are included in the honors curriculum and should not be taken before entering the honors program. Students are urged to complete FIN 310 during the autumn term of their junior year, and to complete FIN 320 and FIN 202 during the winter quarter of their junior year. Students who take FIN 310 during the winter quarter may be accepted into the honors program contingent upon earning a minimum grade of B+ in FIN 310. Students who are accepted on a contingent basis, but who fail to meet the FIN 310 B+ standard, will not be permitted to participate in the honors program. Honors students who have not completed FIN 320 and FIN 202 before the spring quarter may be granted permission to take FIN 320 during the spring quarter and FIN 202 during the summer. Both courses must be completed before the following autumn quarter. Students who do not complete both courses before the autumn quarter will not be permitted to continue in the honors program.

The cohort instruction begins in the spring and ends the following spring. The finance courses and accounting courses will be taught in the afternoon once per week, or on Friday mornings, in three hour sessions. The seminar course is a two credit hour course that will meet over the spring, autumn, and winter terms every other Wednesday afternoon. All honors students will take all classes at the scheduled times. There are no exceptions.
The classes reserved exclusively for honors students are the following:

Spring Quarter (Junior Year)

Autumn Quarter (Senior Year)

Winter Quarter (Senior Year)

Spring Quarter (Senior Year)

During the program, honors students are required to enroll in FIN 397 twice to complete the Honors Seminar sequence.

Contact Information

Sonya Lim, Ph.D.
Director, Honors Program
Department of Finance
DePaul University
312-362-8826 or 312-362-8825