Dual Baccalaureate Degrees

The awarding of two degrees at the baccalaureate level may occur when the following requirements are met. Coursework in fulfillment of requirements for two baccalaureate degrees (B.S. or B.A. or both) may be undertaken simultaneously or concurrently and requires significant additional coursework of at least 30 credit hours (usually one additional year) in distinctly different fields with at least 15 distinct upper-division credits (i.e., not overlap with primary major requirements or overlap with the requirements of a minor or concentrations). The exception to this requirement is the bachelor of fine arts in which two degrees may be awarded upon fulfilling the requirements of each degree.

Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours to qualify for two baccalaureate degrees. The maximum number of concurrently awarded degrees at the baccalaureate level is two. 

Students interested in pursuing a dual degree should contact the departments involved; request a review of their progress and academic advice concerning the second degree; and complete the Undergraduate Change or Commit Form for Major, Certificate, Minor, Second Major, Dual Degree and file with the Registrar’s Office. Students pursuing dual baccalaureate degrees should seek academic advisement from the appropriate faculty advisers or department chairs in both majors to ensure that all dual degree requirements will be fulfilled.

Refer to DOPS Policy I:01:03