Dual Bachelor's Degrees
Qualified students may earn bachelor’s degrees from two different undergraduate schools at Northwestern. Five years of full-time study are usually required.
For information on applying to the combined programs, see Application to Dual Bachelor’s Degree Programs.
Dual Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Cross-school collaborations provide opportunities for undergraduate students to complete coursework in two Northwestern schools concurrently and to receive bachelor’s degrees from both schools. Students may choose from the following dual bachelor’s degree programs:
- BA/BS in Liberal Arts and Engineering
- BA/BMus in Liberal Arts and Music
- BA/BS or BS/BS in Communication and Engineering
- BA/BMus, BS/BMus, BA/BAMus, or BS/BAMus in Communication and Music
- BSED/BMus or BSED/BAMus in Education and Social Policy and in Music
- BS/BMus or BS/BAMus in Engineering and Music
- BSJ/BMus in Journalism and Music
Typically, five years of faculty-approved full-time study are required to complete any of these programs and meet the Undergraduate Registration Requirement.
Students in dual degree programs involving two schools must earn at least 42 credits in 11 quarters at Northwestern to fulfill the URR.
Students apply to the BA/BS program in liberal arts and engineering after matriculating. For information on applying to the other programs, see the section titled Application to Dual Bachelor's Degree Programs in Admissions. Students receiving financial aid should also note the restrictions under Financial Aid.