DePaul University values teaching and learning over anything. While this might seem like an obvious statement, DePaul is the largest private university in which the faculty members hold teaching as a priority. DePaul is also the nation's largest Catholic university. This means that they are committed to providing an educational experience that brings together people, minds, places, and hearts. The university offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate programs, so it is likely that any student can find what they are looking for in a program. A number of professors work within Chicago as consultants, entrepreneurs, and researchers and will incorporate their own experiences into their classrooms. Having two campuses in Chicago, one is located in Lincoln Park and the other is in the business district. Chicago makes the ideal classroom, as there are thousands of internship opportunities, over 100,000 alumni within the metro area, and the possibility to make connections that will impact an educational and professional career.
Students will be able to form real relationships with their professors, as about 98% of classes are taught by members of the faculty and not teaching assistants. On average, there is less than 40 students per class, allowing professors to get to know their students names, goals, and concerns. Diversity is highly valued, and varying viewpoints are intentionally incorporated into academics, as well as the student's life. This allows the learning experience to not only reflect the real world, but it prepares students for it. There are students from all 50 states, and about 87 different countries gracing the campuses.
Students that enter the School of Computing will be able to access the most up to date technology and specialized labs relating to research areas like visual computing, artificial intelligence, and multimedia networking, along with the opportunity to participate in exciting research projects that are both in and out of the classroom. Full time faculty teach the courses and take part in innovative technology research in addition to industry professionals that are quite involved with shaping today's IT industry. The school of computing is home to programs across the technological spectrum, and all degrees that are offered are consistent in approach, as they combine theoretical fundamentals accompanied by hands-on practice.
Students will have the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree in computer science, computing, cyber security, game programming, information systems, information technology, interactive and social media, math and computer science, and network engineering and security. Graduate degrees are available for applied technology, business information technology, computational finance, computer science, network engineering and security, computer science technology, health informatics, cyber security, e-commerce technology, game programming, human-computer interaction, information systems, predictive analytics, IT project management, and software engineering. There is also one PhD program for computer and information sciences. Students will work on current issues both inside and out of the classroom, with more than 45 centers and institutes that are focused on social justice. The faculty is committed to incorporating service opportunities into the curriculum, allowing students to reveal their greatest potential by being exposed to the world around them.