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Dual Degree Policy

Requests to Concurrently Pursue Multiple Degree Programs 

Students may meet their educational goals by simultaneously pursuing degree programs in multiple Purdue colleges and schools. The College of Science encourages students to dual degree to reap the benefits of  engaging multiple academic disciplines and developing deeper scientific thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

Dual Degree Policies

Dual Degree Policy

Non-Science students will work with their current advisors to electronically submit a request to the College of Science to pursue multiple degree programs. If approved, the requirements of each program must be completed in full and concurrently. Students requesting to add a dual program/major in the College of Science must meet the minimum CODO requirements for their intended program and have earned a 3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of their request.  Specific departmental requirements are outlined below. Non-College of Sciences students are encouraged to meet with a College of Science advisor in their intended program/major by attending Non-major drop-in times.

College of Science students will follow the same process when requesting to dual degree with a program outside of the College of Science.

College of Science Multiple Program Policy

College of Science students will work with their advisors to review the CODO requirements of an additional program(s) in the College of Science to determine eligibility. Students must have a mimimum 3.0 GPA and meet all CODO requirements for their intended program(s). If approved, a curriculur change will be requested by their advisor.

CS Dual Degree Policy

Effective: Spring, 2018, all catalog terms

Students seeking approval to pursue a Computer Science Degree concurrently with another program must meet the following criteria for consideration. In addtion to meeting all program CODO requirements for their catalog term, students must have:

  1. A minimum 2.75 within the their current program of study.
  2. At a minimum, four semesters remaining in their current degree plan.
  3. The ability to complete CS degree requirements within five semesters of approval as determinded by a degree audit.

Dual Degree Agreements

Computer Science + Philosophy Dual Degree

Computer Science majors who have an interest in the connections between AI and philosophy of mind, learning the symbolic logic behind coding or delving into debates around the ethics of algorithms are encouraged to explore the CS + Philosophy dual degree plan.  

Science - First Year Engineering (FYE) Dual Degree Agreement

Science students may request to dual degree with First Year Engineering by meeting all FYE CODO requirements and submitting an electronic dual degree request through their advisor. This includes submitting requests by the stated CODO deadline each academic semester or term. More information regarding FYE CODO requirements.

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