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Policy Title :
Dual Degree Policy
Policy Number :
II-B.23
Responsible Party :
Academic Affairs
Effective Date :
21/03/2018
Revised Date :
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Purpose

To describe the process and procedures for undergraduate dual degree.

Statement :
  1. The student currently enrolled at PMU can apply for a dual degree if they meet the following criteria.
    1. Minimum of Sophomore standing (50 C.H. & above)
    2. Minimum GPA of 3.00
    3. Has completed all PREP courses including PREP Math
    4. Student must meet the admission requirement for both degrees.
  2. If a student meets the above, he/she can apply to be enrolled in dual degree. Student request to add a second degree must be approved by the department chair & respective dean of the existing & second degree. A student must receive a written plan (customized for each student) of all required courses to complete the majors which will indicate that it can be accomplished within the eight year limit.
  3. The dual degree must be from a different college.
  4. The student must then complete all degree requirements for both degrees with the exception of the internship/practical training course which the student completes for the original major the student was admitted to (student can opt to take the internship for both degrees). In all cases, a student must complete both degrees within eight years. Courses completed that satisfy the requirements for one degree may be double counted if they satisfy requirements in the dual degree.
  5. A student may petition an extension of one year to complete both degrees beyond the eight years limit. The petition has to be approved by the University Council.
  6. Changing majors will not be allowed as this will result in exceeding the 8 year limit.
  7. If after 8 years, a student successfully completes the requirements of only one degree, he/she will be awarded only one degree and courses taken in second degree will count in the GPA. For students who drop/withdraw from second degree, all courses in second degree will be excluded from GPA.
  8. Once student completes the requirements for both degrees, he/she will receive official academic transcript indicating dual degree and two certificates indicating the two degrees.
Procedure :
  1. Students are assigned a single major upon admissions to PMU.
  2. Students may apply for dual degree once the admission requirements of the second degree are met by completing and securing the necessary signatures in the Dual Degree Application Form.
  3. Students should generally apply for the dual degree during the second term for the sophomore year to allow time to finish course for both degrees.
  4. During studies, all student requests & forms should be approved by the Dean of the original degree.