The College of Arts & Sciences offers a range of dual degree (undergraduate/graduate) programs that enable eligible students enrolled in one degree program to complete work toward an additional degree program. These programs make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as five years.
Dual programs take two general forms:
- Dual undergraduate/graduate programs enable admitted undergraduate students to begin taking specified graduate courses during their senior year (or earlier in some cases) and count the coursework toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree.
- Dual graduate programs enable admitted students to use specified coursework from one graduate or professional degree program to also count toward another program.
Students in dual programs are enrolled in each degree program either concurrently or in close succession. Dual degrees may, therefore, be awarded at the same time, or one degree may be awarded prior to the second. Click here for a complete list of dual programs in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to get answers to important questions about dual degrees.
Apply for a Dual Degree
Students seeking to apply for a dual undergraduate/graduate program should carefully review the program requirements on this site and in the Undergraduate Catalog. Click here for additional information about the dual degree admissions process.
Taking Graduate-Level Courses
Students accepted into dual undergraduate/graduate programs must work with the program graduate director each term to develop a plan for taking graduate courses during their senior year (or earlier for specific programs). Click here to learn about the graduate course approval process.