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Program Requirements

 ​This information is provided for current active students in the program. New students and returning students can no longer be admitted to the program.

Lifelong Learning Area
The Lifelong Learning Area consists of 12 competencies satisfied by SNL courses, approved transfer courses or proficiency exams.

LL 103 INDEPENDENT LEARNING SEMINAR (L-1)
LL 250 FOUNDATIONS OF ADULT LEARNING: DEVELOPING PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL GOALS
L-3: Civic Engagement competency in SNL course, transfer, or experience. The L-3 competency is available in the following SNL courses:
AI 143 ROOTED IN THE CITY: WRITERS & WRITING IN CHICAGO
AI 218 ORGANIZING AND DEVELOPING EMERGENCY TRAINING SERVICE STRATEGIES: LESSONS-LEARNED FROM KATRINA
 AI 230 MEMOIRS: A JOURNEY FROM THE INSIDE OUT
AI 257 ENGAGE FOR CHANGE: GET INFORMED, INVOLVED AND CONNECTED
HC 118 MAKING SOCIAL CHANGE: THE LEGACY OF THE 1960S
HC 211 ENGAGING A LOCAL NONPROFIT TO SOLVE A GLOBAL PROBLEM
HC 268 CULTURE AND POLITICS OF CAREWORK
HC 283 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES BALANCING WORK & FAMILY
HC 302 ACTIVE CITIZENS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY, WORKPLACE WORLD 
HC 362 POVERTY, POLICY AND THE ECONOMY: POOR IN THE USA
IN 231 EXPLORING CHICAGO POLITICS
IN 352 EYES ON THE PRIZE: A TELEVISION HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
SNC 215 ISSUES IN HEALTH POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION 
SW 215 STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS 
SW 254 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND ADVOCACY
LL 260 WRITING FOR COMPETENCE
LL 270 CRITICAL THINKING (L-5)
LL 205 QUANTITATIVE REASONING
L-7: Collaborative Learning competency in SNL course, transfer, or experience. The L-7 competency is available in the following SNL courses:
AI 170 CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
AI 255 SELF EXPLORATION: INSIDE OURSELVES, OUTSIDE WITH OTHERS
AI 285 WORK, PLAY AND REST: INTEGRATING THE FRAGMENTS
FA 133 EDITING YOURSELF AND OTHERS: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO WRITING AT WORK
FA 196 MANAGING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
FA 198 FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT
FA 214 ENTREPRENEURIAL ACCOUNTING
FA 221 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FROM START-UP TO SUCCESS
FA 224 HOMELAND SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
FA 237 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, NEGOTIATION, AND CLIENT RELATIONS
FA 241 WORKPLACE ENGAGEMENT AND COMMITMENT: HOW TO MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES
FA 300 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
FA 340 IMPLEMENTING CORPORATE TRAINING PROGRAMS
FA 363 ACHIEVING WORK AND LIFE GOALS
FA 390 DIVERSITY: IN AND BEYOND THE WORK PLACE
HC 102 HOLIDAY ECONOMICS
HC 141 COACHING FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
HC 171 ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE IN ACTION
HC 178 GENDER AT WORK
HC 217 HIP HOP AND THE POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE
HC 246 LANGUAGE AND LANDSCAPE
HC 299 ASSESSING AND MANAGING CONFLICT
HC 302 ACTIVE CITIZENS: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY, WORKPLACE WORLD
HC 344 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
SW 262 THE HAPPINESS PROJECT
SW 295 SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWING
LL 300 RESEARCH SEMINAR
LL 302 EXTERNSHIP
LL 390 SUMMIT SEMINAR

Liberal Learning Area
The Liberal Learning Area consists of 26 competencies in 4 categories. Competencies are satisfied by DePaul courses, approved transfer courses and documented learning experience. Most SNL courses fill two ​competency requirements. Required courses and competencies are listed below:

Arts & Ideas Category:
Communications course from DePaul or SNL
Professional Business Writing course from DePaul
Business Ethics Course from DePaul or SNL
3 SNL Arts and Ideas competencies

Human Community Category:
BLW 201 LEGAL & ETHICAL ASPECTS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
ECO 105 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
ECO 106 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
3 SNL Human Community competencies

Scientific World Category:
MAT 135 BUSINESS CALCULUS I
IT 223 DATA ANALYSIS
MIS 140 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
3 SNL Scientific World competencies

Elective Category:
MKT 202 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN MARKETING
3 Business Electives
3 Open Electives
2 SNL Advanced Electives

Focus Area
The Focus Area consists of 12 competencies satisfied through 9 Business courses and the SNL Advanced Project course:

ACC 101 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I
ACC 102 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING II
MKT 301 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
MKT 310 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
MGT 300 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
MGT 301 PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
FIN 290 FINANCE FOR NON-BUSINESS MAJORS
ECO 315 INTRODUCTION TO MONEY AND BANKING
ICS 394 ENTREPRENEURSHIP STRATEGY
FA 303 INDEPENDENT ADVANCED PROJECT 
or FA 304 ADVANCED PROJECT COURSE
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