Double Major, Dual Degree and Shared Course Policies

Double-Dipping

The Double Major/Dual Degree is making the most of your time at the University of Arizona!

In the past few years there has been increasing demand from undergraduate students that their degree be marketable to prospective employers upon graduation. While a liberal arts education aims at giving students a diverse education, without specific preparation for a particular job of field of employment, some employers have preferences regarding particular fields of study in which their prospective employees hold their degrees.

Given this, completing a degree as a double major, or completing two concurrent degrees (dual degree) can put a graduating student in a better position to secure a position with a preferred employer. Students who pursue double majors and dual degrees report their education experience as more favorable than students who pursue single majors/degrees, and they are more likely to be accepted into their preferred graduate program.

The University of Arizona and the Philosophy Department encourage our students to make the most of the time spent in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. In accord with this, the University has revised the dual degree policy to require only 120 units, instead of the previous 150 units, and the Philosophy Department has forged agreements with several departments across campus to encourage our students to double major in our programs.

Our policies for double-use of course credit can be viewed for each major pairing by clicking the links below.

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Philosophy Double Major Opportunities

Majors most commonly paired with Philosophy and with whom the Philosophy Department has a double-dipping policy:

Law (BA) and Philosophy

Care Health & Society (BS) and Philosophy Dual Degree

PPEL – Philosophy, Politics Economics & Law and Philosophy

Sociology (BA) and Philosophy Double Major

Other majors commonly paired with Philosophy:

While we do not yet have formal policy arrangements in place with the following departments, it is possible that we will have a policy in place in the near future. It also might be possible for you to set up an arrangement for your particular situation.  As a general rule, Philosophy allows 6 units of cross-listed major coursework to apply to a second major if the other major also allows double-use of courses. Contact Sarah Williams in the Philosophy Department, and your other major advisor to find out if double-use of units is possible for you.

Anthropology

Creative Writing

English and Philosophy

Gender & Women's Studies

History

Linguistics

Religious Studies

Philosophy with Minor Opportunities

Tier-2 Humanities: Up to two Tier-2 courses (6 units) used to satisfy General Education requirements can also be used to satisfy your minor requirements. Contact your minor advisor or your Philosophy advisor, Sarah Williams for details.

Philosophy allows students to double-dip up to 12 units of coursework between the Philosophy major and a Philosophy minor in a sequential degree. Students may not double-dip units between any major and any minor under the same degree (i.e. BA, BS, BFA, etc.) per University Policy.

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PPEL Double Major Opportunities

Economics and PPEL

Philosophy and PPEL

PPEL with Minor Opportunities

Tier-2 Humanities: Up to two Tier-2 courses (6 units) used to satisfy General Education requirements can also be used to satisfy your minor requirements. Contact your minor advisor or your Philosophy advisor, Sarah Williams for details.

Economics Minor: PPEL Majors who wish to complete the ‘Moral, Economic and Political Values Track’ and declare a minor in Economics may share up to 12 units between the PPEL major and the ECON minor. Students may automatically double-dip from ECON 200 and any upper-division Economics courses. (These course exceptions are made by your PPEL advisor. This means that your ECON courses will reside in your Economics major on your advisement report.) This has the effective of being able to complete the PPEL major and the ECON minor with only 6 additional units (2 courses) more than what is required to complete the PPEL major alone.

Philosophy Minor: PPEL Majors who wish to complete the ‘Moral, Economic and Political Values Track’ and declare a minor in Philosophy may share up to 12 upper-division units between the PPEL major and the PHIL minor. This has the effective of being able to complete the PPEL major and the PHIL minor with only 6 additional units (2 courses) more than what is required to complete the PPEL major alone. Visit http://philosophy.arizona.edu/philosophy-minor or contact your advisor, Sarah Williams for more details.

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