A qualified student who completes all the requirements for a
degree in one discipline and all the departmental courses
(including prerequisites) of another discipline will be graduated
with a Bachelor of Science degree with a Double Major. Overloads will
probably be required.
The order of specifying the majors will be, first, the
curriculum which was completed in its entirety and, second, the
curriculum in which only departmental (and prerequisite) courses
Proposals for double majors and two degree programs should
contain the following four elements and follow these formatting
- A cover page (available on the Registrar's website) with
signature/date lines, requesting approval of the program and noting
any special circumstances such as course substitutions, minors, or
certificate programs. Specifically there should be a check
box on the form that may be checked by anyone in the approval
process if they believe the request should be brought before the
curriculum committee. It is the responsibility of the student
and their advisor to specifically state what exceptions are being
sought and supply appropriate documentation. Common
exceptions might be non-standard course substitutions or prohibited
two degree/double major programs. If there are exceptions,
the proposal may go to the Curriculum Committee (CC) for approval.
The required signatures are:
- The Student and his/her Advisor
- Department Heads of all programs in the proposal (usually
- Program advisor if appropriate e.g., economics advisor or the
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology advisor
- Humanities and Social Sciences Department Head
- Dean of the Faculty
- A complete program schedule, by quarters, which includes the
credit hours for each course, the total credit hours for each
quarter and the total credit hours.
- A table showing how all degree program requirements of the
first major are satisfied, in a format acceptable to that major's
department. The table should show the quarter taken, the grade
achieved (if known), and the total number of credit hours
- A similar table showing how all the named requirements of the
second major are satisfied, again in a format approved by the
second department. If the proposal is a two degree program, the
full program details must be given for the second degree. For
additional majors or degrees, add more tables as appropriate.
The proposal must be submitted to the Registrar's office not
later than the end of the first term of the candidate's junior
year. Courses required for the first major/degree have precedence
in scheduling over those required for the second major/degree.
A double major in Electrical Engineering and Computer
Engineering is prohibited.
Important Note: See
Overloads. The fact that a student is pursuing a Double Major
is NOT a sufficient reason for approving an overload when the
student's GPA is low.
See also Two
Exceptions & Questions: Consult the Curriculum
to Rules & Procedures.