- 60-00 Completing More Than One Undergraduate Major Program (Concurrent Majors and Sequential Majors)
- 60-10 Concurrent Majors Program
- 60-20 Sequential Majors Program
60-00 Completing More Than One Undergraduate Major Program (Concurrent Majors and Sequential Majors)
At the baccalaureate or associate degree level, students may be approved for admission to more than one major under the Sequential or Concurrent Majors Program. A Concurrent Majors Program is one in which students take courses to concurrently meet the requirements of at least two majors, with graduation for all majors in the program occurring during the same semester. Concurrent majors must be all at the baccalaureate degree level or all at the associate degree level.
Any student requesting more than one major program shall, for each major, meet the same acceptance standards and graduation requirements as met by all other students. Colleges and departments may identify and should publish any combinations of majors that would not be approved for more than one major program. In general, an undergraduate student may not combine a general major with a departmental major within the same college.
60-10: Concurrent Majors Program
Revisions to this policy were approved at the April 28, 2020 Senate meeting. These revisions are pending implementation procedures. For more information, view the legislation.
- Approval for admission to each major must be obtained from the colleges and departments offering the majors. The approval document should include the list of courses that will satisfy the requirements for each of the majors.
- Whenever possible and with approval from the departments and colleges involved, courses may be used to meet the requirements of more than one major.
- Each major for which the candidate has been approved will be listed on the candidate’s degree audit and transcript at the time of admission to that major. A separate Degree Audit will be generated for each major. For the purpose of enrollment and record keeping, each major will be treated equally.
- Upon the completion of the Concurrent Majors Program, a candidate shall receive a diploma for each major.
- A Concurrent Majors Program may be listed and described in official University publications if entrance and graduation requirements have been identified and approved by the academic units involved.
- At the time of entry to major, not more than one of the candidate’s majors may be under administrative enrollment control.
- Exceptions to any part of the policy require the approval of all deans and departments involved.
60-20: Sequential Majors Program
- Upon graduation from a baccalaureate or associate degree major at the Pennsylvania State University, a candidate may apply for re-enrollment (See Section 58-20) in another undergraduate degree major.
- Approval for admission to the second major must be obtained from the college and department offering the major. The approval document should include the list of courses that will satisfy the requirements for the second major. The student will have access to an adviser in the Sequential major.
- Only the second major will be listed on the student’s degree audit.
- Restrictions may apply to admission to a major that is under enrollment control. Such restrictions should be specified by the department and college that offer the major.
- Upon completion of the second major, a candidate shall receive a second diploma.
- Exceptions to any part of the policy require the approval of the dean and department offering the second major.