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COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENT RESTRICTIONS ON DOUBLE DIPPING
 

The only University-wide policy prohibiting the double use of courses is the General Education policy limiting double dipping between General Education requirements and the major and/or minor (see the 2016-17 Catalog:  http://uasites.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/catalog/policy/double-use-courses-double-dipping). In addition, some colleges, schools, and departments do not allow double dipping between their major and a second major, between their major and a minor, between their minor and a major, or between their minor and a second minor.

The following colleges, schools, and departments ask advisors to honor their restrictions when making course adjustments in majors/minors and when approving students' degree programs—even if the advisor’s home department/college does not prohibit double use of their courses.

COLLEGES THAT RESTRICT DOUBLE USE OF COURSES:

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences—double use of courses varies by department.  Students should contact their department advisors for information regarding double-dipping restrictions on major and minor requirements.

  • Biosystems Engineering—dual degree students may double dip certain courses used in the BSBE Major, with prior permission from the Department.  Students seeking two degrees may apply ABE 498A/B, ENGR 498A/B, or another 2-semester capstone design course in both degrees with Advisor permission.
  • Family Studies and Human Development—permits up to 12 units from the FSHD Major core course work to double dip with a second major, as long as both majors approve the double use.  Courses used in the FSHD pre-major or supporting course work MAY be used in other majors or minors.  Double use of courses between the FSHD Minor and another major or second minor is not permitted.
  • Microbiology—unique units are required for all major core courses and electives.  For the minor, with the exception of MIC 205A/205L, all courses must be unique.  For MIC majors/minors also completing VSC majors/minors, the ACBS/MIC 419 course may be double dipped.  Pre-major courses may be double dipped.
  • Soil, Water, and Environmental Science—requires a minimum of 9 unique units in each of these minors:  Environmental Sciences, Soil & Water Science.
  • Veterinary Science—unique units are required for all major core courses and electives.  Unique units are also required for all minor courses, with the exception of ACBS/MIC 419 for those VSC majors/minors also completing MIC majors/minors.  Pre-major courses may be double dipped.

College of Education Programs:

  • Special Education & Rehabilitation—does not permit courses used in the Rehabilitation Option or Deaf Studies Option to be used elsewhere in the same degree program.
  • Literacy, Learning and Leadership--does not permit the double use of courses used for the major with any other major, minor or degree.  One exception:  courses used for the major may be used towards a Thematic or Adolescents, Community & Education (ACE) Minor in a second degree.

College of Engineering Programs:

  • Biosystems Engineering—dual degree students may double dip certain courses used in the BSBE Major, with prior permission from the Department.  For example, students seeking two degrees may apply ABE 498A/B, ENGR 498A/B, or another 2-semester capstone design course in both degrees with the Advisor’s permission.

College of Fine Arts—does not permit double use of CFA courses to fulfill any of the requirements for another major or degree, including General Education, major, minor, or IDST subject area. One exception: unique units of CFA course work (i.e., units not used to complete any aspect of another degree program) may be used in a Thematic Minor created under the supervision of the student's major academic advisor.

College of Humanities Departments:

  • Spanish and Portuguese--does not allow double use of courses from the Spanish Major, Spanish Minor, or Portuguese Minor with another major or minor.  Exceptions:  (1) Second degree students MAY use courses from the Spanish Major towards a Spanish Minor in the second degree; (2) Spanish Major or Minor courses MAY also apply towards the Global Studies Major, with approval by the Global Studies Advisor; (3) Other exceptions must be approved by the Department Head.

Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science:

  • General Studies, Bachelor of – does not permit double use of courses in the 3 concentrations or focus area comprising the major, with a second major or a minor.
  • Pre-Health Thematic Minor—does not permit double use of courses used in the minor with a major or a second minor within the degree program.
  • Pre-Law Thematic Minor—does not permit double use of courses used in the minor with a foundations course, a major, or a second minor.

 

Eller College of Management--does not permit double use of courses in their majors with majors or minors outside of the college, nor double use of courses in their minors with majors outside of the college.   Unique units are required for the student’s major and minor.  One exception:  Students who complete a second degree MAY use courses from their first degree (from the Eller College major) in the Business Administration Minor for their second degree from another college.

 

College of Medicine, Physiology Program—does not permit double use of courses in the major with a minor.  Courses used in the major MAY be applied toward a second major.  Double use of courses between the PSIO Minor and another major is not permitted.

 

College of Science Departments and Schools:

  • Biochemistry—requires the minor to have at least 6 unique units that are not used to satisfy any other major or minor within the same degree.
  • Chemistry—requires the minor to have at least 6 unique units that are not used to satisfy any other major or minor within the same degree.
  • Computer Science—permits the double use of up to three (3) courses in a Computer Science Major with another major or minor.  Up to two (2) courses in a Computer Science Minor may be double-dipped with another major or minor.
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology— requires the minor to have at least 6 unique units that are not used to satisfy any other major or minor within the same degree.
  • Mathematics—does not allow double use of courses in the Math Major with a minor, with the exception of the introductory computer programming course, which may also be used in a minor.  Double use of courses between the Math Major or Math Minor and another major is permitted, provided the other major does not restrict double dipping.
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology—does not permit double use of courses in its major with a minor, with the exception of MCB 181R/L and ECOL 182R/L; will allow courses in its major to be used with another major. Double use of courses between the MCB Minor and another major is not permitted, with the exception of the same two introductory courses.
  • Psychology—does not permit double use of courses in its major with another major or minor, nor double use of courses in its minor with any other majors or second minors.  Exceptions:  Second degree students MAY use Psychology courses from their first degree (PSYC Major) towards a PSYC Minor in the second degree; (2) Double major students MAY use PSYC Major courses in the pre-major or support-science section of their second major.

 

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Departments, Schools, and Programs:

  • American Indian Studies—allows AIS Majors with a second major or second degree to double-dip up to 6 AIS units with the second major/second degree, as long as the courses are cross-listed in both majors and the double use is approved by the department offering the other major/degree.  Double use of courses between the AIS Major and a minor in the same degree program is NOT permitted. 
  • Anthropology—allows ANTH Majors with a second major or second degree to double-dip up to 6 ANTH units with the second major/second degree, as long as the courses are cross-listed in both majors and the double use is approved by the department offering the other major/degree.  Double use of courses between the ANTH Major and a minor in the same degree program is NOT permitted. 
  • Care, Health and Society (BS)—permits up to 6 units from the CHS Major to double dip with a second major but not with a minor.  It does not permit the double use of courses in its minor with any other majors or second minors.  Exception:  Second degree students may use courses from their CHS Major toward a CHS Minor in the second degree.  Additionally:
    • Family Studies and Human Development (BS) majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) from a list of approved courses in a double major with CHS.
    • Philosophy (BA) majors may use up to 9 units (3 classes) from a list of approved courses in a dual degree program with CHS.
  • Communication—double use of COMM courses is not permitted, with the exception of approved courses applied toward Information Science and eSociety, Journalism or Sociology majors.
  • Economics— does not permit double use of courses in its major with another major or minor, nor double use of courses in its minor with any other majors or second minors. 
  • Gender and Women’s Studies—permits up to 12 units from the GWS Major to double dip with a second major, as long as the courses are listed in both majors and the double use is acceptable with the other major advisor.
  • Geography and Development—permits the double use of up to 6 units of GEOG courses in its majors—Environmental Studies, Geography, or Regional Development—with a second major. Second degree students may use GEOG courses from their first degree (Environmental Studies, Geography, or Regional Development Majors) toward an Environmental Studies, Geography, or Regional Development Minor in the second degree. 
  • Government and Public Policy (SGPP)—Double use of courses in one of its majors—Political Science, Public Management & Policy, Criminal Justice Studies, and Law—is not permitted in other majors, minors or degrees except in the following circumstances:
    • Students pursuing a double degree within SGPP are permitted to double dip the core courses (POL 201, POL/PA 206, ECON 200, SBS 200, POL 202, POL 203, POL 204, SGPP 300A/B), as well as two upper-division elective courses, between the two degree programs: BA-Political Science, BS-Public Management & Policy, BS-Criminal Justice, and BA-Law.
    • Students completing ECON 200 for a minor or other major outside of SGPP may also use the course in the POL, PMPC, CJS, or Law major.

    • POL 200 or another approved statistics course that meets the Foundations-Math requirement may also be used in the POL, PMPC, CJS, or Law Major.

    • For the Foreign Affairs Concentration in a POL Major, double use of the 5th and 6th semester language course(s) is permitted between the major and a second major/minor.

    • Students who complete a double major in PMPC and CJS are permitted to double dip PA 330, 410 and 470 for both majors.

    • Law (BA) Majors may double dip up to 12 units (i.e., 6 units core, 6 units upper-division electives) with a second major in American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Information Science & e-Society, Philosophy, or Sociology.  Students should contact SGPP advising (or the SGPP website) for further information regarding the courses available for double dipping.

  • History—permits up to 12 units from the HIST Major to double dip with a second major, as long as the courses are listed in both majors and the double use is acceptable with the other major advisor.
  • Judaic Studies—permits up to 9 units of JUS credit to double dip with a second major or a minor.
  • Latin American Studies—does not permit double use of courses in the LAS Major with another major or minor, nor double use of courses in its minor with any other majors or second minors.
  • Linguistics—allows up to 6 units of cross-listed course work to double dip with another major or degree.  Double dipping of its non-cross-listed courses will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.  No double dipping of courses is allowed between a LING minor and another major or minor.
  • Mexican American Studies—permits up to 12 units from the MAS Major to double dip with a second major or second degree as long as the courses are cross-listed in both majors and the double use is acceptable with the other major advisor.  Up to 9 units from the MAS Minor may double dip with another major or minor. Double use of courses between the MAS Major and a minor in the same degree program is NOT permitted. 
  • Middle Eastern and North African Studies—permits up to 12 units of cross-listed courses to double dip with a second major or second degree, as long as the double use is permitted by the other major advisor.
  • Philosophy—permits up to 6 units (2 classes) from the PHIL Major to double dip with a second major, as long as the courses are listed in both majors (cross-listed courses) and the double use is acceptable with the other major advisor.  For more information, see: http://philosophy.arizona.edu/double-major.
  • Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (BA)—permits double-use of courses used in the PPEL Major with the following majors & minors:
    • Econmics(BA) majors or minors may use up to 12 ECON units in the PPEL Major. Students may double-dip from ECON 200 and three upper-division ECON courses. These course exceptions are made by the PPEL advisor, since the ECON courses reside in the Economics major/minor section on the advisement report
    • Philosophy (BA) majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) in a PPEL Major. For a list of courses and more information, visit: http://philosophy.arizona.edu/Philosophy-and-PPEL

  • Sociology— permits up to 6 units from the SOC Major to double dip with a second major but not with a minor.  It does not permit the double use of courses in its minor with any other majors or second minors.  Exception:  Second degree students may use courses from their SOC Major toward a SOC Minor in the second degree.  Additionally:
    • Communication (BA) majors may use up to 6 units (2 classes) from a list of approved courses in a double major with SOC.

    • Family Studies and Human Development (BS) majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) from a list of approved courses in a dual degree program with SOC.
    • Gender and Women’s Studies (BA) majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) from a list of approved courses in a double major with SOC.
    •  Philosophy (BA) majors may use up to 9 units (3 classes) from a list of approved courses in a double major with SOC.

UA South:

  • Human Services Minor—does not permit double use of courses with the Family Studies Major; students must make up for inadvertent double use by taking additional Human Services elective credits.  Second degree students MAY use Human Services courses from their first degree (Applied Science Major) towards a Human Services Minor in the second degree.
  • Intelligence Studies Minor—does not permit double use of courses with the Government & Public Service Major; students must make up for inadvertent double use by taking additional Intelligence Studies or Government & Public Service elective credits. Second degree students MAY use Intelligence Studies courses from their first degree (Applied Science Major) towards an Intelligence Studies Minor in the second degree.

 

This is a list in progress!  If a department establishes a policy on the double use of courses, it will be added to the list.  Contact Celeste Pardee, Curricular Affairs (621-5375 or cpardee@u.arizona.edu) for any corrections, additions, or clarification in the way restrictions are applied.

UPDATED 5/20/2016