When discussing with students whether to do a double major or a dual degree, it is very important to know that these are not interchangeable and explain clearly the differences. Below are some quick points.
Students earn one degree with two majors.
- Students must earn a minimum of 120 hours.
- Students must meet all degree requirements for each major.
- If a student is double majoring, a minor is not required.
- Students can complete a double major in any two degree programs (ex. two BA degrees, two BS degrees, a BA and BS, a BCH and BS, etc., etc., etc.).
Students earn two distinct degrees.
- Students must earn a minimum of 150 hours
- Students must meet all degree requirements for each major program. This includes having a minor if the major requires a minor program. There may be exceptions.
- Students must meet the specific requirements for each college if the degrees are in separate colleges. It is important for a student to meet with an advisor in each college.
- If both degrees are in the College of Arts & Sciences, they must be two distinct degree types (ex. BA degree and BS degree).
- If a student is interested in doing a dual degree, the student must meet with a college registrar in 200 Clark Hall to declare and process both degrees in the system.
NOTE: In either degree program option, double-dipping between major(s) and minor(s) (one course fulfilling requirements in more than one major/minor block) is not allowed in the College of Arts & Sciences.