Double Major and Dual Degree Enrollment

Many of the degree programs at Goodwin offer different options within the discipline that will accommodate the student with complex career objectives. There are instances, however, where a student will choose to matriculate in one major or degree program and also request courses in a second major or degree program.

Double Majors

To pursue a double major, the student must complete a minimum of 15 credits in their original major with a grade-point-average of 2.3 or better before requesting admission into a second major. Enrollment into the second major requires the approval of the Department Chair of that program. The student must complete a "Declaration of Second Major" form which is obtained from the Department Chair or from the Registrar's Office. If the student elects one option within their original program, and subsequently decides to take an additional option within that same program, the above criteria will apply.

In order to earn a double major, students must complete all requirements for both majors as outlined in the catalog. At least 25% of the core coursework in each program must be unique to each major. Selective admissions requirements must be satisfied before the student enrolls into a second major.

Dual Degrees

Dual degrees may be pursued either concurrently or separately. This is further explained in the following section.

Enrollment into the second degree requires the approval of the Department Chair of that program. The student must complete a "Declaration of Dual Degree" form which is obtained from the Department Chair or from the Registrar's Office.

In order to earn the credential they are striving for (the degrees and/or certificate), students must complete all requirements as outlined in the catalog. Selective admissions requirements must be satisfied before the student enrolls into a second degree.

The exception to this policy is that all students enrolled in the Associate in Science in Medical Assisting are dually enrolled into the Certificate in Medical Assisting.

Concurrent dual degree – matriculation into two degree programs at different academic levels (e.g. Bachelor and Associate). Students must complete a minimum of 15 credits in their original degree with a grade-point-average of 2.3 or better before requesting admission into a second degree program.

Separate dual degree – graduation from one degree program and then matriculation into a second degree program at the same (Associate and Associate or Bachelor and Bachelor) or different academic levels where there is at least a full-year of study beyond the first degree to earn the second (a minimum of 30 unique credits).