Undergraduate students may earn two degrees: One from LSA and the other from a different school or college on the U-M Ann Arbor campus. If you are interested in pursuing two different degrees from two different colleges or schools within the University, the Multiple Dependent Degree Program (MDDP), also known as Dual Degree or Joint Degree, may be right for you.
Students who wish to consider the possibility of pursuing an MDDP should read the requirements and policies of both schools carefully to plan a program which meets the criteria listed below. An MDDP student must:
Apply and be accepted to the second school or college
Apply to the Multiple Dependent Degree Program.
Complete one of the degree programs in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts;
Complete a degree program in another school/college;
Complete a minimum of 150 credits (128 credits for dual degree with Engineering), of which no less than 100 credits must be LSA credits (90 LSA credits for dual degree with Engineering).
Students are held to College requirements in effect during the term that they enter LSA.
They are also held to the major requirements in effect when they declare.
Students must be admitted to both units before able to apply as an MDDP.
Students must be eligible to declare their intended LSA major at the time of application.
Students can choose home school, although realistically it will often be the school other than LSA due to registration restrictions on courses.
Students will follow all policies and rules for home school.
Students interested in the MDDP with LSA are encouraged to attend a cross campus transfer info session.
LSA students must be admitted to the BBA program to be eligible for the MDDP. See Ross's website for more information about how to apply to the BBA program. Questions about how to apply to the BBA should be directed to Ross Admissions. Questions about the MDDP will be answered at the Information Sessions (below), which all students are welcome to attend. LSA students interested in exploring or declaring a dual degree with LSA must attend a LSA/BBA Dual Degree Information Session before they will be able to meet with the LSA advisor who specializes in LSA/BBA dual degrees.
BBA students interested in exploring or declaring a dual degree with LSA must attend a LSA/BBA Dual Degree Information Session before they will be able to meet with an LSA advisor. Attend a virtual information session on one of the following dates. Use this zoom link for all sessions.
Tuesday, January 17, 4pm
Wednesday, February 15, 4pm
Thursday, March 16, 5pm
Monday, April 10, 5pm
Slides from the LSA/BBA Dual Degree Information Session can be reviewed here. Information about how to schedule an appointment with the LSA advisor who specializes in the LSA/BBA dual degree program will be provided in the information session.
Additional information about the LSA/BBA MDDP can be found on the Ross School of Business website.
Due to the structured curriculum of the Dental Hygiene Program, completing an MDDP with LSA is challenging. Unless the student has already completed most - if not all - of their LSA requirements prior to beginning the Dental Hygiene program, the dual degree is not a viable option.
Students are not able to take additional classes during their student teaching semester. It is important to work with your advisors to ensure you have completed 136 credits prior to your 14-credit student teaching semester to meet MDDP requirements.
The Dual Degree requires at least 128 credit hours and at least 90 LSA credits as part of that total. Student will seek advising for LSA College Requirements, LSA Major or Minor Requirements, and Engineering Requirements separately.
All students must attend an LSA/Engineering Dual Degree (MDDP) Information Session before meeting with an LSA advisor individually. Slides from the LSA/Engineering Dual Degree Information Session can be previewed here.
LSA students must be admitted to the College of Engineering. In addition, the dual degree requirements for students who started college at U-M (native matriculants) and those that transferred into LSA from an external institution (external transfers) vary. Please see the aformentioned documents. LSA students should direct questions regarding Engineering admission requirements to the Michigan Engineering Admissions office (email@example.com) to schedule a virtual advising appointment for one-on-one assistance.
Engineering students must be admitted to LSA, which requires the completion of the LSA Cross-Campus Transfer Tutorial to review the requirements of their planned LSA degree. Additionally, the requirements for students who started college at U-M (native matriculants) and those that transferred into Engineering from an external institution (external transfers) vary. Please see the aformentioned documents.
General Dual-Degree Structure/Advising:
Requires at least 150 credit hours and at least 100 LSA credits as part of that total. Student will seek advising for LSA College Requirements, LSA Major or Minor Requirements, and School of Infomraiton requirements separately (see BSI Academic Advising)
Must be admitted to the School of Information as a upper-division student (see Cross-campus transfer)
Must have completed at least 30 credits completed in-residence with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Must eligible to declare LSA major (i.e., completion of prerequisite coursework, etc.) at the time of application to MDDP.
Students interested in a Kinesiology/LSA MDDP must schedule an individual appointment by calling the Newnan Advising Center Front Desk.
Due to the structured curriculum of the Nursing Program, completing an MDDP with LSA is challenging. Unless the student has already completed most - if not all - of their LSA requirements prior to beginning the Nursing program, the dual degree is not a viable option.
Students pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in SMTD may complete more than 150 credits due to the amount of studio work needed to complete degree requirements.
BFA students often use the summers to focus on BFA-related enrichment opportunities, such as related internships and study abroad so taking LSA courses is less of an option.
Students pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in STAMPS may complete more than 150 credits due to the amount of studio work needed to complete degree requirements.