Double Major - Second Degree

Double Major

A student may obtain a double major by meeting all requirements in two departments. Major work in one department can, if there is a generic relationship, serve as the outside field in the second major, and vice versa. If an A&S student has not already declared a second major, they can do so in the A&S Advising Center, 202 Patterson Office Tower. He or she is expected to complete both sets of major requirements. If one of the majors is in another college, the student is still eligible to complete an A&S major. The student who completes requirements for a double major will receive only one degree, but his or her transcript will reflect the two majors.

Second Bachelor's Degree

A student may obtain a second bachelor's degree by completing all university requirements for one degree; by completing all the major requirements of both degrees; and by completing all college requirements of both degrees.
Courses taken towards fulfilling one degree may also count towards fulfilling parallel requirements in the other, but the total credits in the two degree programs must be at least 144 hours. Major work in one department can, if there is a generic relationship, serve as the outside field in the second major and vice versa. If the degrees are in two different colleges at UK, the student must indicate his/her double degree with each college. If both degrees are in Arts and Sciences, he or she must complete two sets of two Major Requirements. The student may elect to receive the degrees simultaneously, if college and departmental requirements can be met simultaneously. For information regarding double degrees (not the same as double majors) consult the Academic Requirements section of the University of Kentucky bulletin.


 

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