2021-2022 Catalog

Dual Programs

Students have an opportunity to build upon their degree program and expand their career goals at several levels. Combining experience in multiple discipline areas strengthens the academic experience and boosts professional expertise.

Students interested in pursuing a minor, double major or second degree should review the dual degree requirements prior to expanding their academic objective.

Second Undergraduate Certificate

Students are not able to obtain a second undergraduate certificate. The university is no longer enrolling new students in undergraduate certificate programs. Students who completed coursework in pursuit of a second undergraduate certificate prior to the certificate being removed may petition the Registrar's Office for an exception.

Second Diploma

Students are not able to obtain a second diploma. The university currently offers one (1) diploma program. Students who completed coursework in pursuit of a second diploma, prior to the diploma program being removed, may petition the Registrar's Office for an exception.

Second Associate Degree

Students are not able to obtain two associate degrees due to duplication of required coursework in the associate programs.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

Students seeking a second bachelor’s degree must complete all courses required for each program and must complete a minimum of 234.0 quarter credit hours (52 courses) to earn both degrees. Note that this is a minimum of 54.0 quarter credit hours (12 courses) more than is required to complete the first bachelor’s degree. If a course is listed as a requirement in the Major or Concentration areas in both programs, an equivalent course must be substituted and taken in its place for the second degree. Courses taken in the General Education Core area may apply to both programs and substitutions are not required. No more than 9.0 quarter credit hours (2 courses) may be substituted in the second major. Students must complete a second capstone for the second degree program. Students are not eligible to earn a second bachelor's degree within the same discipline. Students may not pursue a second bachelor's degree if the required capstone course in the first and second degree programs are the same. 

Bachelor's Degree – Double Major

To receive a bachelor’s degree with a double major, the student must complete all courses required for each program and must complete a minimum of 180.0 quarter credit hours (40 courses). If a course is listed as a requirement in the Major or Concentration areas, a maximum of 9.0 quarter credit hours (two courses) may overlap. If there are more than two overlapping courses in a major, a double major cannot be earned. If there are one or two overlapping courses, an equivalent course must be substituted for each course and taken in its place to fulfill the requirement. Courses taken in the General Education Core area may apply to both programs and substitutions are not required. Students must complete two capstone courses, one for each major. Students are not eligible for a double major within the same discipline and must declare their intent to pursue a double major when they enroll in their first capstone course.

Bachelor's Degree – Minors

To receive a Minor in an area of study different from the student’s Concentration area, the student must complete the specified 22.5 quarter credit hours (five courses) with a C or better (2.0 GPA), or P. Students must complete a minimum of 9.0 quarter credit hours (two courses) in residency for the Minor. For any course that appears in both the student’s Minor area and either the Major or Concentration areas, an equivalent course must be substituted and taken in its place. To be eligible for the Minor, no more than two courses may overlap between the Minor, Major, and Concentration areas. Students may pursue only one Minor per bachelor’s degree and must declare their intent to pursue a Minor as soon as possible after enrolling in their program and no later than the beginning of their last term of enrollment. Minors cannot be added to a student’s curriculum after their degree has been conferred.

NOTE: Not all minors are available in combination with all bachelor’s degree programs. See the individual Minors for more information.

Stackable Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate for the Digital Entrepreneurship Concentration of the MBA (Cheddar) Program

Students pursuing the Digital Entrepreneurship concentration of the MBA (Cheddar) program may complete multiple post-baccalaureate graduate certificates as they work toward the completion of their MBA (Cheddar) degree. Students who have already earned an MBA degree are eligible to pursue these certificates, but they cannot receive another MBA. Students must complete a minimum of 13.5 quarter credit hours (3 courses) for each certificate, with a minimum of 9 quarter credit hours (2 courses) in residence. Additionally, students must complete the Cheddar version of at least two classes of each certificate they pursue. The same course may only be used to satisfy the requirements of one post-baccalaureate graduate certificate.

Number of Certificates

Total Minimum Credit Hours Required

Total Minimum Credit Hours
Required in Residence

 First certificate  13.5  9
 Second certificate  27  18
 Third certificate  40.5  27
 Fourth certificate  54  36

Second Master’s Degree

Students seeking a second master’s degree must complete all courses required for the first degree and a minimum of an additional 36.0 quarter credit hours (8 courses) in the second, for a minimum of 90.0 quarter credit hours (20 courses) between the two degrees. Note that this is a minimum of 36.0 quarter credit hours (8 courses) more than is required for the first master’s degree. If a course is listed as a requirement in Area II (the Concentration Component) in both programs, an equivalent course must be substituted and taken in its place. If the two programs overlap by more than 18 quarter credit hours (4 courses), a course must be substituted for each additional overlapping course. No more than 4.5 quarter credit hours (1 course) may be substituted within Area II of the second program. Students must complete a second capstone for the second degree program. If the required capstone course is the same for both programs, an equivalent course must be identified and completed in the second program. Students are not eligible to earn a second master's degree within the same discipline.