Some students may wish to have a dual or double major. This is permitted, but typically requires advanced planning and careful work with academic advisors in both disciplines. Some combinations can be completed in a four-year time frame. Others may take longer.
In instances where the two majors lead to different degrees (for example, a B.A. and a B.S.), the student must declare a primary program. Only one degree will be awarded (a B.A. or a B.S.), and this will be determined by the primary program, although both majors will be recognized at commencement and on the student's transcript.
The declaration of a primary program must be made at the time the student is admitted to the second major. This can be accomplished by submitting a Change of Major form in the Merrill Center.
All students with double majors must meet all the requirements for both majors (including, for example, concentration requirements, supporting coursework, and minimum grade point average) in order to be awarded both degrees and have both listed on their final transcript.
Students who wish to receive two separate degrees (as opposed to a dual major leading to a single degree) should consult the policy on Second Degrees.