Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012

Second Bachelor’s Degree or a Dual Major

Students who complete requirements for a second bachelor's degree may either declare a dual major or earn two diplomas. Though subtle, the difference is distinct. If a student declares a dual major and completes the degree requirements for both majors, he or she would petition for graduation on a single form and would receive a single diploma with both majors listed. Each academic department must then process the petition.

If a student would rather have a second diploma, the student must apply for graduation using two separate forms. Each form must be accompanied by the graduation petition fee and each must be processed by the appropriate academic department.

To obtain a second bachelor's degree from Southern Polytechnic State University:

  • A student must complete all required courses for the degree
  • And earn credit for a total of at least 30 hours in excess of the requirements for any previous SPSU degrees earned.

Requirements for a dual major are listed in the Curricula sections. However, in general, there are specific courses that must be completed and the above criteria must be met. Currently, only mathematics and physics offer dual majors.