Dual Degree

Students in the College have the unique opportunity to receive two Bachelor's degrees simultaneously.

Students may elect to complete the the College's requirements 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.

Students submit their application in person to the advising office of their current school, which forwards the applications to the school to which the student is applying. For College students who apply to another school for a dual degree, 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.

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