Degrees, Majors and Minors
Students at CU-Boulder may consider pursuing double degrees, concurrent degrees or additional majors or minors.
A double degree can be two different degrees from the same college or school (e.g., a BA and BFA from the College of Arts and Sciences), or two degrees from different colleges or schools (e.g., a BA from the College of Arts and Sciences and a BS from the College of Engineering and Applied Science). Enrolled students who wish to add a double degree program are encouraged to speak with their current academic advisor and an academic advisor in the degree program they wish to add in order to determine requirements and procedures for adding a double degree. In order to earn a double degree:
- students must meet all individual degree requirements as currently written
- students must receive signoff approval from the academic adviser for each degree area
- both degrees must be confirmed at the same graduation date (i.e., the degrees must be awarded concurrently; they cannot be awarded sequentially).
Concurrent degrees are five-year combined baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, such as the Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (BA/MA). These programs are designed as a single integrated curriculum in which the student is earning two degrees; they are not stand-alone degrees.
Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in their college or school may graduate with more than one major (e.g. economics and French) within the degree (e.g. BA) by completing all requirements for each major. A minimum of 120 total credit hours is required for a degree with additional majors.
Students earning a bachelor's degree may participate in a minor program. These optional programs are offered in a number of undergraduate colleges, schools and programs.