Second Major, Single Degree

A student may fulfill the requirements for two majors and receive a designation on the official transcript indicating the completion of a baccalaureate degree in one major with the fulfillment of requirements of a distinctly different second major. The second major must include 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). Upon conferral of the degree, the student’s transcript will contain two entries: the major degree and a notation that “this student has also completed all requirements for a second major in the appropriate area.”

The student must use the Application for Undergraduate Degree to identify a primary major in which the degree will be awarded and the second major that will be completed. Go to registrar.buffalostate.edu/  for a link to a page where students can download a copy of the application.  Students opting for a second major should contact the department involved, request a review of their progress and academic advice concerning the second major, and complete a Change Major/Minor/Concentration form to be filed with the Registrar’s Office. The student’s primary major adviser conducts regular advisement of the student. Only one baccalaureate degree may be awarded for a four-year, 120-credit-hour program.