Policies & Procedures

DOUBLE DIPPING

COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENT RESTRICTIONS ON DOUBLE DIPPING

as of 5/27/2020

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 Catalog:  catalog.arizona.edu/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 & Life Sciences—double use of courses varies by department.  Students should contact their department advisors for information regarding double-dipping restrictions.

Animal Science – unique units are required for all Major core and emphasis courses, except for the communication requirement, statistics requirement, ECON 200, CHEM 151/152, and MCB 181R/L.  All courses in the Minor must be unique.

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 BE 498A/B, ENGR 498A/B, or another 2-semester capstone design course in both degrees with Advisor permission.

Environmental Science – requires a minimum of 9 unique units in each of these minors: Environmental Sciences, Soil & Water Science.

Family Studies and Human Development – permits up to 12 units from the FSHD Major course work to double dip with a second major, as long as both majors approve the double use.  Courses used in FSHD 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, but FSHD Minor courses may apply toward the pre-major of another program.

Food Safety – unique units are required for all Major core and elective courses.  Supporting course work may be double dipped.  For the Minor, with the exception of MIC 205A/L or MIC 285R/L, all courses must be unique.  For ASC Majors with an Animal Industry emphasis, ACBS 380R/L may double count with a Food Safety Minor.

Microbiology – unique units are required for all Major core and elective courses.  For the minor, with the exception of MIC 205A/205L or MIC 285R/L, all courses must be unique.  For MIC Majors or Minors also completing VSC Majors/Minors, the ACBS/MIC 419 course may be double dipped.  Supporting courses may be double dipped.

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. Supporting course work may be double dipped.

Bachelor of Applied Science Majors (BAS) – permits the double use of courses within the Applied Science core requirements for double major and double emphasis students only; six units may double dip between the emphases and BASV 314, [CYBV 329 or BASV 319], ENGV 306 in the core. All students must make up for inadvertent double use in the emphasis requirements by taking additional major elective credits.

Cybersecurity Certificate – allows the double use of up to 9 units in the certificate with any concurrent major or minor course work. A minimum of 9 units must be unique to the certificate. Previously awarded degree units are subject to the undergraduate certificate double-use maximum of 6 units.

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.

Informatics Minor – does not permit double use of courses with the Computer Science Major; students must make up for inadvertent double use by taking additional Computer Science or Informatics elective credits. Second degree students MAY use Informatics courses from their first degree (Applied Science Major) towards an Informatics 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.

Deaf Studies (BSE) – permits students double majoring in Rehabilitation Studies & Services to double use up to 20 units of course work: SERP 431A/B and 12 units of Deaf Studies core or elective courses.  Up to 12 units of courses used for the Deaf Studies Major may double dip with a different second major or with a minor in a second degree, with approval by both major advisors.

Early Childhood Education (BAE) – permits up to 12 units of course work in the Major to double dip with a second major or with a minor in a second degree, with approval by both major advisors.  Pre-major or supporting course work may be used in another major or minor.

Elementary Education (BAE) – permits up to 12 units of course work in the Major to double dip with a second major or with a minor in a second degree, with approval by both major advisors.  Pre-major or supporting course work may be used in another major or minor.  For students earning an Elementary Bilingual Endorsement – Spanish course requirements may also apply toward a Spanish Major or Minor.

Literacy, Learning and Leadership (BS) – permits up to 12 units of course work in the Major to double dip with a second major or with a minor in a second degree, with approval by both major advisors. 

Mild-Moderate Disabilities (BSE) – permits students double majoring in Rehabilitation Studies & Services to double use up to 9 units of course work: SERP 400, 402, and 404.  Courses used for the Mild-Moderate Disabilities Major may also be used toward a minor in a second degree.

Rehabilitation Studies and Services (BSE) – permits students (1) double majoring in Deaf Studies to double use up to 20 units of course work: SERP 431A/B and 12 units of Deaf Studies core or elective courses; or (2) double majoring in Mild-Moderate Disabilities to double use up to 9 units of course work: SERP 400, 402, and 404.  Courses used for the Rehabilitation Studies and Services Major may also be used toward a minor in a second degree.

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 BE 498A/B, ENGR 498A/B, or another 2-semester capstone design course in both degrees with the Advisor’s permission.

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.

Classics (BA) – permits up to 15 units of required course work in the CLAS Major to double dip with a second major, as long as the double use is approved by the other major advisor.  Students still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.  For additional information on Classics double dipping policies, please see: classics.arizona.edu/double-majors-and-dual-degrees.

Bachelor of General Studies – does not permit double use of courses in the 3 concentrations or emphasis area comprising the major, with a second major or a minor.

Religious Studies (BA) – permits up to 15 units of required course work in the RELI Major to double dip with a second major, as long as the double use is approved by the other major advisor.  Students still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.  For additional information on Religious Studies double dipping policies, please see: religion.arizona.edu/about/double-majors-and-dual-degrees.

Spanish and Portuguese – the Department of Spanish and Portuguese allows double dip of up to 2 courses (6 units) from the Spanish Major, Spanish Minor, or Portuguese Minor with another major or minor as long as the courses are cross-listed in both majors/minors. In addition,  (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 and Portuguese Minor courses MAY also apply towards the Global Studies Major or the World Literature Major, with approval from the advisors for both majors; (3) Spanish Major or Minor courses MAY also apply towards the Bilingual Endorsement requirements of students in Education Programs.

Physiology Program – does not permit double use of courses in the PSIO Major with a minor or double use of courses between the PSIO Minor and another major.  PSIO courses used in the Major MAY be applied toward a major or PSIO Minor of a second degree. 

Astronomy – does not allow double use of courses in the Astronomical Studies Minor and the General Education – Tier Two Natural Sciences requirement.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Bioinformatics majors with a second major in EEB, MCB, or CS may NOT select the track that aligns with the second major (i.e., no double dipping is allowed between the Bioinformatics track and these second majors).

Mathematics – Double use of courses between the Mathematics or Statistics & Data Science (SDS) Major or Minor and a second major from another department is permitted, provided the other major does not restrict double dipping.  Students with a double major or double degree in MATH and SDS must complete at least 21 unique units in each major.  A double minor in MATH and SDS is not permitted.  The minor for MATH and SDS Majors requires unique courses.  Double-dipping between one of these majors and the student’s minor is not allowed; SDS and MATH majors must select a minor outside the Department.  Additionally:  

  • The SDS or MATH Minor may fulfill a minor requirement in a Second Degree;

  • In the same degree, a MATH Minor may be added as the second minor under the SDS Major (and vice versa).  At least 6 units of unique upper-division course work in the MATH or SDS minor is required. 

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 in another major. Double use of courses between the MCB Minor and another major is not permitted, with the exception of the same two introductory biology courses.

Physics – does not permit Applied Physics (BS) majors to double dip courses for their four (4) technical electives in double majors or double degrees with MATH or ASTR.  Students may double dip one 3-unit pre-approved technical elective in MATH or ASTR, but they cannot double dip courses that fulfill other major or minor requirements in those degree programs.

Psychology – does not permit double use of courses in its majors 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.

  • Care, Health and Society (BS) majors may share up to 12 units (4 courses) from a list of approved courses in a dual degree with the PSYC (BA).

  • Law (BA) majors may share up to 9 units (3 courses) from a list of approved courses in a double major with the PSYC (BA).

  • NSCS (BS) majors may share up to 15 units (5 courses) in the Cognition, Development & Aging, and the Neurobiology Emphases in a double major with the PSYS (BS).

American Indian Studies – permits AIS Majors with a second major or second degree to double-dip up to 9 AIS units with the second major/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 – permits ANTH Majors with a second major or second degree to double-dip up to 6 ANTH units with the second major/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.

Arabic – permits up to 9 units (3 courses) to double dip with a second major in Middle Eastern and North African Studies:  MENA 330 and 2 upper-division MENA courses that satisfy ARB’s “Electives in English” requirement.  ARB Majors may double-dip up to 6 units (2 courses) with other majors.  Contact the ARB/MENAS academic advisor for further information.

Care, Health & 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.

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.

English – permits ENGL and CRTV Majors with a second major or second degree to double-dip up to 9 ENGL units with the second major/degree (besides ENGL or CRTV), as long as the courses are listed in both majors and the double use is approved by the department offering the other major/degree.  ENGL Majors are permitted to double-dip up to 12 units with CRTV, and CRTV Majors are permitted to double-dip up to 12 units with ENGL.  Double use of courses between the ENGL or CRTV Major and a minor in the same degree program is not permitted.

Food Studies – permits FOOD Majors to double-dip up to 9 units with a second major/degree, as long as the double use is approved by the advisor/department offering the other major/degree. Double use of courses between the FOOD Major and a minor in the same degree program is not permitted.

Gender and Women’s Studies – permits up to 6 units from the GWS 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 GWS major toward a minor in the second degree.  Additionally:

  • English majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) from a list of approved courses in a double major with GWS.
  • History majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) from a list of approved courses in a double major with GWS.
  • Mexican American Studies majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) from a list of approved courses in a double major with GWS.
  • Sociology majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) from a list of approved courses in a double major with GWS.

Geography and Development – permits the double use of up to 6 units from its majors—Environmental Studies, Geography, GIST, or Urban/Regional Development—with a second major, as long as the double use is acceptable with the other major advisor. Second degree students may use courses from their Environmental Studies, Geography, GIST, or Urban/Regional Development Major toward a major or minor in the second degree, with permission by the other major advisor. Double use of courses used in one of these Majors may NOT apply to a minor in the same degree.  Environmental Studies Majors with a second major in Law may double dip up to 12 units.

Global Studies (GLS) – permits up to 12 units to double dip with a second major.

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 with 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, POL 209), as well as two approved upper-division elective courses, between the two degree programs: BA-Political Science, BS-Public Management & Policy, BS-Criminal Justice, and BA-Law.

  • Thematic Minors in a second degree may double dip PA, POL or LAW courses (e.g., BS-CJS Majors may double dip courses with their thematic minor in a BA-Law Degree).

  • 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.

  • SBS 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, 331, 410 and 470 in both majors.

  • POL or CJS Majors with a second major in LAS may double dip a maximum of 6 units of approved cross-listed courses with the second major.

  • Law Major – Several programs within the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences offer an opportunity to double dip courses with the Law Major; students should contact SGPP advising for further information regarding majors and courses available for double use.

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.

Information – permits up to 12 units from one of the School’s majors—Information Science & eSociety, Information Science & Technology, and Information Science & Arts—to double dip with another major, minor, or degree, as long as the double use is approved by both departments.

Minors offered by the School (i.e., ISTA, ISEC) may double-dip no more than 2 courses with another major or minor, as long as the double use is approved by both departments.

Judaic Studies – permits up to 9 units from the JUS Major to double dip with a second major or a minor, as long as the courses are listed in both programs and the double use is acceptable with the other department advisor.

Latin American Studies – permits up to 12 units from the LAS Major to double dip with another major or minor, as long as the courses are listed in both programs and the double use is acceptable with the other department advisor.

Linguistics – permits 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 degree, as long as the double use is approved by the other major advisor.  MENAS Majors with a second major in Arabic may double dip up to 9 units (3 courses) with that major:  MENA 330 and 2 upper-division MENA courses that satisfy ARB’s “Electives in English” requirement.  Contact the ARB/MENAS academic advisor for further information.  

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: philosophy.arizona.edu/double-major.

  • Care, Health and Society (BS) majors may use up to 9 units (3 classes) in dual degrees with PHIL. For a list of courses and more information, see: philosophy.arizona.edu/Philosophy-and-CHS

  • Classics (BA) majors may use up to 10 units (3 classes) in a double major with PHIL.  For a list of courses and more specific information, see, philosophy.arizona.edu/double-major.

  • English (BA) majors may use up to 9 units (3 classes) in a double major with PHIL.  For more information, contact the English or Philosophy academic advisor.

  • Law (BA) majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) in a double major with PHIL. For a list of courses and more information, see: philosophy.arizona.edu/Philosophy-and-Law

  • Neuroscience/Cognitive Science (BS) majors may double-dip up to 9 units (3 classes) between the NSCS major and the PHIL major in a dual-degree program.  Please contact the Neuroscience/Cognitive Science advisors and the Philosophy advisor for more information on course selection.

  • Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (BA) majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) in a double major with PHIL.  For a list of courses and more specific information, see: philosophy.arizona.edu/Philosophy-and-PPEL

  • Religious Studies (BA) majors may use up to 9 units (3 classes) in a double major with PHIL.  For a list of courses and more specific information, see: philosophy.arizona.edu/double-major.

  • Sociology (BA) majors may use up to 9 units (3 classes) in a double major with PHIL. For a list of courses and more information, see: sociology.arizona.edu/double-major-options.

Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (BA) – permits the double-use of courses used in the PPEL Major with the following majors & minors:

  • Economics (BA) Majors with a second major in PPEL, may waive up to 12 units of PPEL requirements:  ECON 200, plus 3 of the PPEL Track courses. Students planning to double-major in ECON and PPEL must contact the PPEL academic advisor.  PPEL Majors with an ECON Minor may also waive up to 12 units of PPEL requirements:  ECON 200, plus 3 of the PPEL Track courses, with approval from the PPEL academic advisor.

  • Philosophy (BA) majors may use up to 12 units (4 classes) in a PPEL Major. For a list of courses and more information, visit: 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.

Eller College of Management—does not permit double use of courses in their majors (with the possible exception of the recently transferred Economics program) 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.  Note:  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.

This is a list in progress!

When a department establishes a policy on the double use of courses, the policy will be added to the list.  Contact Abbie Sorg, Curricular Affairs at (520) 621-4052 or asorg@arizona.edu for any corrections, additions, or clarification in the way restrictions are applied.

as of 5/27/2020