About Double Majoring
Students with recognized needs and well-defined goals may be granted permission to
pursue majors in two separate fields. Applications for a double major or double degree
must be made before the beginning of the student’s senior year and must be accompanied
by a positive recommendation from the head of he second department or school. The
Associate Provost and the Registrar must approve the application and the proposed
program of study.
The majors must be different in both title and substance. The majors’ curriculums
for either the double major or double degree may include a few courses which are common
to both majors as long as the combination of course units in the two major areas equals
the sum of the number of course units required by each individual major. If one,
or both, of the majors is in the College of Liberal Arts this combination cannot exceed
14 course units in any one department and must be approved as stated above.
Double majors are mostly feasible in the College of Liberal Arts, wherein both majors
must lead to the BA or both majors must lead to the BS. The University does not award
two degrees within the College of Liberal Arts.
A student who has received one bachelor’s degree may receive a second bachelor’s degree,
providing that all specified requirements for both degrees are fully met, and providing
also that the curriculum for the second degree include at least nine unique course
units beyond the highest number required for either individual degree. Second degrees
are allowed only if the degrees are from different colleges or different schools (e.g.
BA in English and BFA in Theatre Arts). Each degree (BA or BS, BFA, BM, BME, BSN)
can be earned only once. A student may not earn both the BA and BS degree.
Common Majors to Double with English
Some Current Double Majors in the English Department
Casimir Frankiewicz, English (Writing) and Business Administration
Kathryn Glaudell, English (Literature) and French & Francophone Studies
Bryn Saunders, English (Writing) and Hispanic Studies
Janna Strain, English (Writing) and Religion
Amanda Williams, English (Literature) and Theatre Arts