Dual/Double Degree Programs

BU Dual Degree program

For some students, earning a bachelor’s degree in four years simply isn’t enough. Suppose you want to combine your passion for psychology with your desire to help children who have speech and language problems. The BU Dual Degree program makes it possible to earn two bachelor’s degrees from two undergraduate schools or colleges simultaneously. The work can be challenging, but your advisors will help you organize your course load and streamline your scheduling so that, in most cases, you can complete both degrees in four years.

Dual degrees are popular here for a variety of reasons. In some cases, a second degree can be an advantage in launching a successful career. For example, if you are concentrating in international management at the Questrom School of Business, you might also want a degree in a language or international relations from the College of Arts & Sciences. If you’re a graphic design student in the College of Fine Arts, a second degree in computer science from CAS might give you a professional edge.

But BU Dual Degree isn’t just about career goals. It also works for highly motivated students who want to pursue a serious interest in a second field. Say you’re working toward a degree in biomedical engineering and still want to develop your talent for music composition. At BU, you can nurture your professional and your personal interests.

Intrigued? Meet with your advisor after you enroll to explore the endless possibilities BU Dual Degree offers.

CFA/CAS Double Degree Program

You can earn a bachelor of fine arts degree or a bachelor of music degree from CFA and a bachelor of arts degree from CAS simultaneously through the CFA/CAS Double Degree Program. This program allows you to earn dual degrees in the major of your choice in both the College of Fine Arts and the College of Arts & Sciences. It is open to freshmen applying for September admission only.

SED/CAS Double Degree Program

You can earn two bachelor’s degrees from the School of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences. The program allows you to expand and specialize in your area of educational interest. For example, you can pursue studies in Science Education (SED) and Biology (CAS); or Modern Foreign Language (SED) and French Studies (CAS). This program is open to freshmen applying for September admission only.

SED majors open to the Double Degree Program are:

  • English Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Modern Foreign Language Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education