One of the biggest draws to Boston University is the opportunity to learn across disciplines and subjects. While every student stretches their academic interests, some wish to delve deeply into degree programs from multiple Schools. Boston University’s Dual Degree Program allows undergraduate students to pursue two bachelor’s degrees from separate schools or colleges simultaneously. The pursuit of BU’s Dual Degree Program requires careful consideration and planning.
If you have questions about the Dual Degree Program or would like to schedule an appointment, contact CFA’s Director of Undergraduate Student Services and Dual Degree Advisor, Brendan Hoey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DUAL DEGREE ADMISSIONS FOR CFA STUDENTS
To be considered for the Dual Degree Program, you must be a sophomore in the College of Fine Arts. Please review the program requirements and application for CFA students below.
To be eligible for the dual degree program, you must first reach sophomore standing. Students must meet with the dual degree advisor in the CFA Dean’s Office as well as an academic representative of the secondary college to plan an appropriate schedule.
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.
It is likely you will need to overload for one or more semester(s). Please plan with your Academic Advisor, and submit a completed Overload Form.
Please note that it is likely that a dual degree path will take more than four years to complete, including possible summers. Be sure to diligently plan with your Academic Advisor before deciding if this is the path for you and consider the possible financial implications.
CFA students interested in the Dual Degree Program should first contact Brendan Hoey at email@example.com; non-CFA students should start the process with the College or School of their primary degree program.
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 below. 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 a 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.
Dual Degree Application
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.
- Students must be accepted by both Schools/Colleges of interest.
For students interested in a Dual Degree with Questrom School of Business, College of Communication, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, or School of Hospitality, 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.
Is Dual Degree For You?
Visit the Office of the Provost’s Undergraduate Advising website for more information about the Dual Degree Program.