What is the Dual Degree Program?
Through the Dual Degree Program, students have the opportunity to earn two bachelor’s degrees from separate undergraduate schools or colleges at Boston University simultaneously. Navigate below to learn more about the program requirements and application process for CAS students.
If you have questions about the Dual Degree Program or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Sarah Niles, CAS Academic Advisor and Dual Degree Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DDP requires completion of at least 36 classes (144 credits), three semesters of enrollment in the Dual Degree Program, good academic standing, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00. You must also complete the degree requirements of both schools/colleges of enrollment, including major requirements, general education requirements, and college requirements.
You can read the full program requirements in the academic bulletin.
Application and Admission Information
You can find detailed Dual Degree Program policies and procedures in the academic bulletin.
- CAS students interested in the Dual Degree Program should first contact Sarah Niles (email@example.com); non-CAS students should first be in touch with their home school
- Students will then meet with the advisor/Dual Degree coordinator in their current school and in their school/college of proposed enrollment to discuss each school’s degree requirements and begin the Dual Degree Program application. You may also be referred to a departmental advisor for additional advising and approval.
- As a part of the application, students are required to write two-page statement of intent for the Dual Degree Program
- Students are required to meet the admission criteria for the Dual Degree Program (outlined below), including introductory courses or audition/portfolio requirements for certain schools/colleges
- Your primary school/college coordinator will review your finalized application and notify you of your admission status via email
In addition to completing the Dual Degree Application, students will be held to the following admission criteria:
- Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to apply for admission to the Dual Degree Program
- Students must be accepted by both schools/colleges of interest
- For students interested in a Dual Degree with the Questrom School of Business, the College of Communication, the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, the School of Hospitality, or the College of Fine Arts, there are additional course or audition/portfolio requirements for acceptance into that school or college which can be found in the academic bulletin
- Applications may be submitted after the completion of the freshman year and no later than the last day of classes of the first semester of the junior year
- Transfer students must complete at least one full-time semester before applying