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Dual Major / Dual Degree (Undergraduate) 2015-2016 Catalog Year


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Dual Major

An undergraduate student who satisfies the requirements for two majors, within the same college and of the same degree type (for example: BA and BA or BS and BS), will be awarded a single diploma if they have a single graduation date for both majors.

  • A student wishing to declare a dual major must submit a completed Request for Dual Major/Degree to the appropriate college advisor.
  • A maximum of one minor can be declared with the dual major.
  • Both majors will be indicated on the student’s permanent academic record.
  • A double major does not require a minimum number of credit hours beyond what is necessary for completing degree requirements.
  • The graduation application must indicate both majors.

Dual Degree from the Same College

An undergraduate student who satisfies the requirements for two degrees, within the same college and of different degree types (for example: BA and BS) will be awarded two degrees.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to inform his/her college advisor(s) of the intent to earn two degrees and must submit a completed Request for Dual Major/Degree form.
  • A maximum of one minor can be declared with the dual degree.
  • Both degree programs will be indicated on the student’s permanent academic record. The student will receive two diplomas.
  • The student will need to earn a minimum of 150 credit hours and must work with his/her college advisor to ensure satisfactory completion of requirements.
  • A graduation application must be submitted for each degree.

Dual Degree from Different Colleges

An undergraduate student who satisfies the requirements for two majors or degrees, from different colleges, will be awarded two degrees.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to inform both advisors of the intent to earn two degrees and must submit a completed Request for Dual Major/Degree form to the advisor for the additional degree.
  • A maximum of one minor can be declared with the dual degree from different colleges.
  • Both degrees and majors will be indicated on the student’s permanent record. The student will receive two diplomas.
  • The student will need to earn a minimum of 150 credit hours and must work with his/her college advisor to ensure satisfactory completion of requirements.
  • A graduation application must be submitted to both colleges.

Students should be aware that the addition of a dual major or dual degree may result in an excess hours surcharge.