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Double Majors

Double Major (Most Common Option)

What is a Double Major?
Double majoring allows a student to complete one degree with two majors.  Students wishing to complete a triple major, should contact their Dean's office for more specific instructions.

How Does a Double Major Work?
A student with a double major will have a primary major, which defines the degree (BA, BS, BFA, etc...), and a secondary major.

Primary Major: A student must complete the entire degree requirements for the primary major, as listed on the official curriculum card.

Secondary Major: A student must complete all the major courses on the right hand side of the curriculum card and any specific NS, MAT, AS, EDU courses required by the secondary major.  The other general education requirements, free electives, and advised electives, can be crossed off and are not part of the double major.  They are satisfied by the primary major.  At least half of the major requirements must be different from the requirements/discipline of the primary degree. We now include the double major curriculum cards online.

Students who wish to see how a double major would will work with their credits, are welcome to schedule an appointment in the Dean's Office (716) 286-8060.  If the major you are adding is in a different colleges you may wish to contact the other Dean's Office.

Note that students should be careful not to fulfill all the requirements of their primary degree before the requirements for the other degree, as financial aid availability may cease once once finishes the primary degree and graduates.


Declaring a Double Major
The double major form is available on MyNU under the Academic tab or in any of the Academic Dean's Offices on campus. 

NOTE: A 2.5 overall GPA is required for Social Work and Education. Nursing 

Double Degree (Rare Option)

What is a Double Degree?
A double degree is a more advanced version of the double major which  allows a student to complete two separate degrees/majors.  Students wishing to complete a double degree, should contact their dean's office for more specific instructions.

How Does a Double Degree Work?
A student with a double degree will have a primary degree (BA, BS, BFA, etc...), and a secondary degree.

Primary Degree: A student must complete the entire degree requirements for the primary major, as listed on the official curriculum card.

Secondary Degree: A student must complete the entire degree requirements for the primary major, as listed on the official curriculum card.

Additional Requirements:
 
- A student must complete at least 10 additional courses than what is required for the primary degree to be eligible for a double degree.
- Generally the two degrees should be in separate colleges and be separate degrees (BA, BS, BFA, etc...). Rare exceptions have been made on an individual basis for different majors in the same colleges.
- At least half of the major requirements must be different from the requirements/discipline of the primary degree.

Students who wish to see how a double degree would will work with their credits, need to schedule an appointment in the Dean's Office 716.286.8060.  If the major you are adding is in a different colleges you should also contact the other Dean's Office.

Note that students should be careful not to fulfill the requirements of one degree before the requirements for the other degree, as financial aid availability may cease once one degree is completed.

Declaring a Double Degree
The double degree form is available in any of the academic Dean's Offices on campus.