Penn undergraduates have the unique opportunity to receive two Bachelor's degrees simultaneously by completing the requirements of the College along with those of the Nursing School, the School of Engineering and Applied Science or the Wharton School.
A student pursuing the dual degree earns a B.A. from the College and a B.S. from Wharton or Nursing, or the B.S.E. or B.A.S. from Engineering.
It is important to distinguish between a double major and the dual degree program: A student pursuing a double major satisfies the requirements for two separate major programs within the College but earns a single B.A. degree. A student pursuing a dual degree will receive two bachelor's degrees simultaneously, from two separate schools of the University.
A candidate for a dual degree should consult with an advisor from the school of interest and one of the Assistant Deans in the College Office. Careful planning is an important part of doing a dual degree.
College students submit their application to the College office, which forwards the applications to the school to which the student is applying. If the student is admitted to other school, the College will continue to act as his or her home school.
Satisfying the requirements of both schools requires a heavy courseload and may require more than four years to complete, depending upon AP credits and how many courses overlap both schools' requirements.
Note that, to be eligible to apply for a dual degree with Wharton, College students must have completed at least 4 course units in each of their first two semesters at Penn. Students may not apply to the dual degree program with unresolved I's, NR's or GR's on their transcripts.