Honors program requirements can be found in the individual Colleges & Schools section of the University Catalog.  Select Academics, followed by Undergraduate, then Honors Program Alternative.   

First Year Program​​

Chicago Quarter

Focal Point


Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy

Sophomore Year

Multiculturalism in the US

Junior Year

Experiential Learning

  • Required

Senior Year


Learning Domains

Arts and Literature

3 Courses Required:

Philosophical Inquiry

  • 2 Courses Required
    (See note below)

Religious Dimensions

  • 2 Courses Required
    (See note below)

Scientific Inquiry

  • 1 SWK or Lab Course Required

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

  • 3 Courses Required

Understanding the Past

  • 2 Courses Required

* Students must earn a C- or better in this course. 


Students must take one of the following ethics courses: CSC 208 (PI), DC 228/GAM 228/IT 228 (PI), PHL 248/MGT 248 (PI), REL 228/MGT 228 (RD).

Specified required courses within Liberal Studies may have grade minimums (e.g. C- or better). Please consult your advisor or your college and major requirements.​​

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.​

Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy

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, and if taken within the SI Domain, the reduction cannot be applied to the SI Lab or Science as a Way of Knowing requirement.