Double Majors

Double Majors

Undergraduate students who wish to combine any two CDM bachelor's degree programs may do so by declaring a double major.

To complete the double major a student must:

  • Satisfy all of the requirements for the first CDM major.
  • Satisfy all of the requirements for the second CDM major.
  • Complete eight 300-level CDM major field courses for the second major that are not already counted the first major.  
Additional policies concerning double majors:
  • No more than one half of the major field requirements in the second major may also have been counted toward the major field requirements of the primary major. Please visit the corresponding section on Double Majors in the Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Course Clarifications

  • Major field courses are the courses required for any Undergraduate CDM major.
  • Major field courses are not Liberal Studies Courses or Open Electives.
  • Major field courses counting for the second major don't need to have the course prefix of the major. For example, IM 310 is a major field course for E-Commerce, but it does not have the prefix IM.
  • Open electives are not a requirement for either the first or second major. They are a university requirement to insure that a graduating student has taken at least 192 credit hours. Typically a student earning a double major will not have any free electives. This is because courses that would have been counted as open electives count for the second major instead.
  • A CDM 300-level elective counting for the first major cannot also count for the second major.
  • A second Senior Capstone Course is not required for the second major. A second Senior Capstone Course can count as one of the eight 300-level major field courses for the second major if it is a different course than the Senior Capstone Course for the first major. However, some Senior Capstone Courses from different major fields are crosslisted, so they are not different courses. For example, CSC 394 and IS 376 cannot both be taken because they are crosslisted and not actually different courses.