For a student to earn the Bachelor of Science in Business, completion of at least one major in the Driehaus College of Business is required. In addition to the primary major in business, a Driehaus student may choose to complete a secondary major, additional concentrations or specializations, or a minor within the college or from another college at the university.

Non-business students are welcome to complement their areas of study by completing a major or minor in the Driehaus College of Business. They should meet with an academic advisor in the Driehaus Undergraduate Programs office to review relevant policies and course requirements.

Majors

Declaration

Upon matriculation into the university, a student may declare an intended Driehaus major. The student should declare the major once eligibility requirements are completed. Eligibility requirements vary by major and can change over time. A student will complete the major requirements in place at the time the student declares the major or intended major. Some majors require declaration of a concentration or a concentration and specialization; those may be added to the record at the time of intended or major declaration.

Major Policies and Requirements

For all students pursuing a Driehaus major, the following policies and requirements are in effect:

  • All requirements for the major including concentration and specialization must be completed as specified by the major department at the time the student declares the major or intended major
  • The number of hours required for completion of a major varies:
    • Majors that require fewer than 30.0 hours for completion may necessitate completing additional courses to earn the minimum 192.0 hours required for the degree
    • When majors require more than 30.0 hours for completion, the courses taken beyond the first 30.0 hours may be used toward a secondary purpose in the degree plan, such as an Open Elective 
  • At least one half of the major field coursework must be completed at DePaul
  • The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- unless otherwise noted for a specific major:
    • All courses completed from the major department whether taken for a requirement or for another purpose
    • All courses used toward completion of the major or required by the major department for declaration of the major
    • A minimum grade point average of 2.000 within the major is required for degree conferral

Secondary Majors, Concentrations, and Specializations

For all students pursuing a secondary Driehaus major or additional concentrations or specializations for a Driehaus major, the following policies and requirements are in effect:

  • Some combinations of secondary majors, additional concentrations and specializations, and minors are prohibited as noted in the requirements section for the major, concentration, specialization, or minor
  • At least 50% of the courses used for the completion of a second concentration or specialization must be unique to the completion of that concentration or specialization
  • A course taken as part of an secondary major, additional concentration, or additional specialization may be used toward another purpose in the degree plan, such as an Open Elective

Majors outside the Driehaus College of Business

A student pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business is allowed to complete non-business majors in addition to the required Driehaus major. A student interested in completing a major outside of the college should meet with an academic advisor in the Driehaus Undergraduate Programs office to review relevant policies and procedures. In addition, the student should contact the undergraduate program office for the college offering the non-Driehaus major for advising on requirements for completion of the major.

Minors

Declaration

Upon matriculation into the university, a student may declare an intended Driehaus minor. The student should declare the minor once eligibility requirements are completed. Eligibility requirements vary by minor and can change over time. A student will complete the minor requirements in place at the time the student declares the minor or intended minor.

Minor Policies and Requirements

For all students pursuing a Driehaus minor, the following requirements must be observed:

  • All requirements for the minor must be completed as specified by the minor department at the time the student declares the minor or intended minor
  • A student may not minor in a subject area in which the student is also completing a major
  • Some combinations of secondary majors, additional concentrations and specializations, and minors are prohibited as noted in the requirements section for the major, concentration, specialization, or minor
  • At least one half of the minor field coursework must be completed at DePaul
  • The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- unless otherwise noted for a specific minor:
    • All courses completed from the minor department whether taken for a requirement or for another purpose
    • All courses used toward completion of the minor or required by the minor department for declaration of the minor
    • A minimum grade point average of 2.000 within the minor is required for degree conferral

Minors outside the Driehaus College of Business

A student pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business is allowed to complete non-business minors. A student interested in completing a minor outside of the college should meet with an academic advisor in the Driehaus Undergraduate Programs office to review relevant policies and procedures.