Catalog 2016-2017

Second/Dual Degrees

Students may not be awarded more than one of the same degrees from West nor may they simultaneously pursue programs at different academic levels (Associate, Bachelor, or Master). To earn both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree, a minimum of 33 additional credits must be completed for the second degree. Graduate students, including Information Technology majors, may earn one of each degree type: Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Science. A minimum of 18 credits must be completed for the second degree. Second degrees, based on enrollment availability, may be pursued simultaneously or sequentially. 

To petition for a second degree without reapplication for University admission, students must contact a University Advisor prior to completing the first degree. Students who elect a second degree after graduation must complete a new West Application for Admission.

For approval of a second degree program, the selected program must be currently offered for new enrollment. Completion of the second degree will be based on degree requirements in effect at the time of the request. Prior transfer and institutional credits will be evaluated for applicability to the new degree. All requirements must be met for the second degree including any capstone course. An official notice of acceptance will be issued by the Registrar's Office.