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.”

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 the Undergraduate Change or Commit Form for Major, Certificate, Minor, Second Major, Dual Degree, available at https://registrar.buffalostate.edu/forms-and-services; and file 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.

When the student nears degree completion and submits a degree application through Self Service Banner, the online application form will prompt the student to identify the primary major in which the degree will be awarded and the second major that is also being completed. 

Refer to DOPS Policy I:06:01