The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers several vehicles through which students may pursue multiple majors, including double majors and dual degrees.
In the course of fulfilling the degree requirements, LAS students may complete the minimum requirements for a second program of study in LAS. (Multiple majors cannot be declared across colleges. View the dual degrees page for more information.)
Some restrictions apply for double majors:
- A course cannot count toward requirements of more than two majors.
- If you want to complete an additional major, you must earn at least 12 hours of distinct, advanced level course work in the major discipline. [NOTE: These hours do not include supporting course work or technical electives used for the first major.]
- Major combinations with significant course overlap are not allowed, including Molecular and Cellular Biology/Integrative Biology and Mathematics/Math + CS. Additionally, you cannot complete more than one concentration in a single major.
- Students completing Individual Plans of Study must receive the approval of their advisors before declaring a double major.
You can officially declare more than one major. All completed majors do appear on your transcripts.
Students in LAS's Sciences and Letters Curriculum may declare their intent to complete multiple majors in LAS any time except the months of April and November by notifying their admissions/records officer in LAS Student Academic Affairs. Secure the appropriate form, meet with an advisor in each department, and submit the completed form to the admissions/records officer.
Please note that students declaring a major with a tuition differential will have this major listed as their primary major, affecting tuition billing.
Multiple majors are not available to students in Specialized Curricula.
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