Adding Supplementary Credentials to the Bachelor's Degree


Guiding Principles

While pursuing the bachelor’s degree, students may elect to augment the degree by pursuing an additional major, a minor, an additional concentration (if applicable), or a second degree. Students who have earned a bachelor's degree from DePaul may be eligible to return to obtain an additional major or minor, or to pursue a second bachelor's degree. The policies below outline these options and provide guidance as to how courses may meet the requirements of more than one of these options.

In general, courses applied to Liberal Studies or University Honors Programs may not apply to the primary major unless approved by the program and explicitly stated in the Liberal Studies or University Honors Programs requirement sections in the University Catalog.

Special note to students participating in the financial aid programs: federal, state, and institutional funding is extremely limited for optional elective courses. Financial aid recipients should check with the Office of Financial Aid at DePaul Central to discuss funding for additional majors, minors, or concentrations. Students who participate in the financial aid programs should be aware that most sources of undergraduate financial aid (including institutional scholarship and grants, and federal and state gift assistance) are not available for undergraduate study beyond the first degree. Students enrolling in a second undergraduate degree program should contact DePaul Central for more information about educational loan options.

Students should consult with their academic advisor to discuss these options in relationship to their academic and career goals.


  1. Earning a Minor(s)
  2. Additional Major(s)
  3. Additional Concentration(s)
  4. Second degree
  5. Students with a bachelor’s degree from DePaul who are returning for an additional major and/or minor